Match play begins at Pacific Northwest Amateur
08 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship, The Home Course, Hans Reimers Rankings

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PULLMAN, Wash. (July 8, 2014) -- Tye Gabriel, the No. 64 seed, scored an upset in defeating top-seed and medalist Dale Richards-Brandt in the first round of match play at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Amateur.

At Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Gabriel, who plays at St. Mary's, knocked off the No. 1 seed from Australia, 2 and 1, to advance to the Round of 32 on Wednesday.

Other first-round upsets included No. 49 Derek Bayley over No. 16 Li Wang, No. 48 Clay Christensen over No. 17 Cody McManus, No. 52 Clayton Madey over No. 13 Nicholaus Mandell, No. 44 Will Brink over No. 21 Matthew Rachey and No. 54 Alex Wagner over No. 11 Kevin Murphy.

Hans Reimers and Frank Garber, the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively, managed to advance.

Reimers, a recent Mercer graduate and former Oregon Open champion, defeated No. 63 Cale Lorenzi 2 and 1 to move on to Wednesday's scheduled Rounds of 32 and 16.

Garber, a rising junior from Washington, defeated No. 62 Dillon Jahns in 19 holes.

Following Wednesday's Round of 32 and 16 action, the quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Thursday before the 36-hole finale on Friday.

For a full look at the match-play tree, 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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