Cameron Peck wins Pacific Northwest Am
BANDON, Ore. (July 11, 2013) -- Texas A&M
golfer Cameron Peck, of Olympia, Wash.
continued his stellar 2013 summer by winning
112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur
Championship, held at Bandon Dunes Golf
in Bandon, Ore. Peck defeated Hans Reimers of
Albany, Ore. in the Final match, 7 and 6. The
hole match was contested on the resort’s
Dunes and Bandon Trails courses.
- PNGA photo
The championship, which started with an elite
of 168 amateurs, was conducted by the Pacific
Northwest Golf Association. For complete
play bracket results, visit www.thepnga.org.
Peck had a dominating and relentless march
through the bracket, winning yesterday’s
Quarterfinal match 6 and 5 and Semifinal
and 3. In his Quarterfinal match he was 7-
par when the match ended after the 13th hole.
today’s Final, he shot 5-under 67 in the
round to take a 3-up lead, and was 2-under in
afternoon round when the match ended after
Reimers kept pace early on, matching four
with Peck on the opening nine, but his putter
began to falter, leading to costly three-putts
the end of the morning round.
Last month Reimers won the Oregon Open, and
also playing well this summer season. He will be
fifth-year senior on the golf team at Mercer
University in Georgia, where he transferred to
after the University of Portland dropped its golf
program. His caddie for this week, Jake
was his former team mate at Portland.
“I had a great week,” said Reimers,
who was the No. 2 seed and had come from
behind to win his Semifinal match. “I’ve been
playing well, and Cameron definitely deserved
Last month Peck won the Washington State
Amateur, which was held at Chambers Bay in
University Place, Wash. A links layout with
grasses, Chambers Bay prepared Peck for this
week’s championship at Bandon Dunes, known
its links courses and hard, fescue fairways. “I
never been to Bandon Dunes before (this
“On the final day at Chambers, the
blew really hard, and I realized I really needed
figure out how to hit knock-down shots.”
Along with the knock-down shots, Peck
his power game to Bandon, consistently
his opponents and reaching every par-5 in two
Peck won the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur, and
recently completed his collegiate playing
Texas A&M. He has qualified to play in this
U.S. Amateur Public Links, and intends to play
the PGA Tour’s Q-School this fall.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has previously
this championship in 2000, and it was won by
current PGA Tour player Jeff Quinney.