Welcome to the PNGA Men's Amateur Championship!



Eligibility: Entries are open to amateur golfers who: (a) are members in good standing of a PNGA Member Club; and (b) have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 4.4 at the close of entry. There is no pre-qualifying for this event. 

The field will be comprised of the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes and Golf Canada Handicap Factors at the close of entry, in addition to exemptions to fill the field of 168 players.

A limited number of Presidential Exemptions will be extended to qualified individuals. Individuals seeking a Presidential Exemption must submit a resume to the PNGA (scotty.crouthamel@thepnga.org), outlining their major golfing accomplishments by June 1, 2018.

Lodging: Special group lodging rates are available HERE. Reservations must be made online. Cutoff date is June 17, 2018.


Format: The championship will be conducted in two stages:

Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 64 players who will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden-death playoff will be used to determine the qualifiers. In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a sudden-death playoff will commence.

Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in effect. Single elimination match play. 36-hole Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18 holes.

Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or a Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 4.4 or less.

Field Limit: 168 (Field fill method: Exempt players, then Presidential Exemptions, then players with lowest handicap indexes/factors at entry deadline)

Entry Fee: $225.00 (U.S. Funds)


Entry Deadline: June 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

Entry Includes: Guaranteed at least two rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, tee prize, lunch following round two, and Kusak crystal for top-finishers.

Performance Points: Performance Points breakdowns are provided by each association. Please use the links below to find the points available.


British Columbia Golf Performance Points

Idaho Golf Association Performance Points

Oregon Golf Association Performance Points 

Washington State Golf Association Performance Points 

R&A World Amateur Ranking Points


  • Champion earns an exemption into the 52nd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship to be played at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA on July 24-27, 2018.

  • Champion earns an exemption into the 118th PNGA Men's Amateur Championship to be played in July of 2019.

  • Champion earns an exemption into the 25th Sahalee Players Championship to be held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA in July of 2019.

Congratulations to the 117th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Champion!

Mitchell Baldridge
Edgewood, Wash.


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