Pacific Northwest Am: Australia's Brandt-Richards sets pace
07 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship, The Home Course

PULLMAN, Wash. (July 7, 2014) -- Dale Brandt-Richards followed his opening-round 64 with a stellar 3-under 67 and stands poised to earn medalist honors at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Brandt-Richards, from Australia, cleared Cole Madley and Tom Swanson by five shots. Hans Reimers was also 6-under through 13 holes in his second round at the time of this report.

Greg Gildea, Jesse Heinly, Northwestern signee Dylan Wu and elite northwest junior Frank Garber were all four shots off the leading pace late in the day at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Following Monday's second round of stroke-play qualifying, the low 64 players will advance to the match-play portion of the event.

The PNGA Amateur began in 1899 and calls Tiger Woods and Ben Crane among its impressive list of past champions.

For a full-look at the second-round leaderboard, please 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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