Pacific Northwest Amateur: Australian Brandt-Richards leads
06 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship, The Home Course

PULLMAN, Wash. (July 6, 2014) -- Australian Dale Richards-Brandt shot a 6-under 64 to take the first-round-lead at the Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship.

At Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Brandt-Richards holds the lead entering the second round over a loaded leaderboard.

Dylan Wu, an incoming freshman at Northwestern, fired an opening-round 5-under 65 and sits alone in second place.

Tied for third is recent Mercer graduate and former Oregon Open champion Hans Reimers, who shot 4-under 66. Reimers is tied alongside Conner Kumpula in second place.

Matthew Ashley, Tom Swanson and Cory Crawford, who hails from Australia, are just three shots back after wrapping up their first rounds.

The PNGA Amateur features 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by a 64-player match-play event. AmateurGolf.com will have full coverage as the prestigious event, which calls Tiger Woods and Ben Crane among its past champions.

For a full look at the stroke-play leaderboard, follow the results link below.

Results For Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship
WinORCole MadeyWest Linn, OR500
Runner-upNew ZealandJames BealeNew Zealand400
SemifinalsIDDerek BayleyRathdrum, ID300
SemifinalsORDylan WuMedford, OR300
QuarterfinalsORHans ReimersAlbany, OR200

View full results for Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship


First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur is one of the country’s longest running amateur championships. Held annually at world-class courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship is played in the same format as the U.S. Amateur and features an impressive list of past champions that include; Nick Flanagan, Ben Crane, Jeff Quinney, Bill Sander, and Tiger Woods. Eligibility is open to members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top amateurs throughout the world invited via Presidential Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and Sahalee Players Championship.

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.

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