The 12-person team representing the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) took a slim lead into the second day’s play and held on to win the 10th PNGA Cup.
The Ryder Cup-style matches were held at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., and featured 48 of the finest amateur golfers representing the Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia golf associations.
After the first day’s play in the four-ball and foursome matches, Team WSGA held a half point lead over Team OGA, while Team BC Golf trailed by four points and Team IGA by five and a half.
In the singles matches today, Team WSGA extended their lead by winning seven points on the day.
Finishing second overall was Team OGA, two points back. Team BC Golf had been bidding to win their third consecutive PNGA Cup, but came up four points short. In fourth place was Team IGA, with seven and a half points.
This is the second time Team WSGA has won this championship, having previously won it in 2008.
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.
Each association 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 annual Ryder Cup-style competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day.
Designed by renowned golf course architect and PNGA Hall of Famer A.V. Macan, Columbia Edgewater Country Club was founded in 1925. The club has been the site of numerous tournaments, including the PGA Tour’s Portland Open, the LPGA Tour’s Safeway Classic (which it still hosts today), the Northwest Open, the Oregon Open, and eight times the site of the Oregon Amateur.