Top Amateurs Converge on Brasada Ranch for 50th Pacific Northwest Senior Men's Amateur Championship
Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte, Ore. is set to host the 50th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, which will be held June 3-5. The three-day championship includes many of the region’s top senior amateur golfers, and will be held on the resort’s Brasada Canyons course. The 5 th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship will be held concurrently at Brasada Ranch. Both championships are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
This year’s field looks to be one of the most competitive in recent history with several past champions returning, including Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., who will be trying for his third consecutive title in the championship, and who is the three-time defending PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year; 2011 Senior Men’s Champion Larry Daniels of Seattle; 2008 Senior Men’s Champion Tom Phillips of Seattle; three-time Senior Men’s Champion Chris Maletis (2007, ’09, ’10) of Portland; 2005 Senior Men’s Champion Kent Brown of Colville, Wash.; 2013 Super Senior Champion Shelton Washburn of Port Ludlow, Wash., who will be defending his title; and other past Super Senior champions Gay Davis (2012) of Portland, Noel Pumfrey (2011) of Victoria, B.C., and Ted King (2010) of Bellingham, Wash.
Past champions of the Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur include many members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame, including Carl Jonson, Kent Myers, Dr. John Harbottle, George Holland, Ken Forster and Erv Parent.
The 54-hole stroke-play competition will commence at Brasada Ranch on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 a.m. Updates, including tee times and pairings, as well as live scoring for both championships will be available daily at www.thepnga.org.
Brasada Canyons was designed by PGA and Champions Tour player Peter Jacobsen, a Portland native, and his co-designer Jim Hardy. Last year the course hosted the Pacific Northwest Master-40 Championship. Visit www.brasada.com for more information.
The Pacific Northwest Senior and Super Senior Men’s Championships are two of 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.