Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.
This is the third title for Team WSGA in the 14-year history of the matches, which is a Ryder Cup-style competition featuring the finest 48 amateur golfers among the four allied golf associations that comprise the Pacific Northwest Golf Association – the Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, Washington State Golf Association, and British Columbia Golf.
Finishing second was Team OGA with 14.5 points, while Team IGA finished with 9 points, and Team BC Golf finished with 8.5 points.
Team WSGA entered the day in second place, 1.5 points back of team OGA, and earned a whopping 8.5 points out of a possible 12 in today’s Singles matches.
“It was a great come from behind team victory beating Oregon on their home soil,” said WSGA Team Captain Doug Rohner.
Team WSGA finished in last place at last year’s PNGA Cup earning just 7.5 points total, the team finished with 16 total points this year.
“Worst to first,” said Rohner, “doesn’t feel any better than that.”
Click here to view the full video interview with WSGA team captain Doug Rohner.
For a complete roster of players for all four associations who competed in this year’s PNGA Cup, please click here.
The PNGA Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the friendship and partnership of the region’s allied associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.
The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region. This year’s event was held in Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Golf Association.
Each association has selected a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.
The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men’s and women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.
Designed by Robert Cupp and opened in 1995, Crosswater Club is recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” The course in Central Oregon has hosted the PGA Professional National Championship four times, a PGA TOUR Champions major four times, both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I National Championship, and the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions twice.
The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its allied associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.