PNGA Master-40: Brandes, Hair reach finale
Tom Brandes
Tom Brandes

CLE ELUM, Wash. (May 16, 2014) -- Tom Brandes and Nate Hair are set for battle in the championship match at the Pacific Northwest Master-40.

The finalists powered through their semifinal and quarterfinal victories Thursday to reach Friday's finale.

Hair toppled Drew Machleid 4-and-3 in the morning quarterfinal and beat Craig Larson 3-and-2 in the semifinal, dropping an eagle on the par-5 11th.

Brandes, meanwhile, won a pair of tight matches. In the quarterfinal, he beat Rob Brindgardner on 18 before defeating Erik Hanson in a memorable match that included 13 birdies and 23 pars between the two.

In the quarterfinal, Brandes won despite a hole-in-one from his opponent to take a 1-up lead.

We'll have full coverage of the championship match following its completion.

ABOUT THE PNGA Master-40 Amateur

18-hole stroke play qualifier, single- elimination match play in flights of 8 (32-player Championship Flight). Must be at least 40 years of age, and a member of a PNGA member club.

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