Pemberton, BC (June 9, 2016) -- Tom Brandes of
Bellevue, Wash. pulled away from the field in today's
final round to win the 52nd Pacific Northwest Senior
Men's Amateur, while Tom Kubisa of Bremerton, Wash.
shot rounds of 73-71-73 to earn a victory in the 7th
Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men's Amateur.
The two championships were held concurrently at
Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, B.C., and were
conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association
(PNGA). The Senior Men's Amateur includes men 55
years of age or older while the Super Senior Men's
Amateur includes men age 65 years or older.
For Brandes, this is the third title in this
championship, having also won in 2012 and 2013.
Brandes has been named the PNGA Senior Men's
of the Year the past five years, and is already off to a
good season this year, earlier winning the 2016 WSGA
Champion of Champions Senior Men's title.
With a 1-over par 73 in today's final round,
finished six shots ahead of second-place finisher
Lundy of Pemberton, B.C. who was playing on his
"This is a great golf course," Brandes said. "It
makes you golf your ball. I didn't hear any complaints
from any of the players about the condition or the
layout. It's just a really good test of golf."
When asked how he is able to maintain his quality
of play, Brandes replied, "I'm staying healthy, and just
able to keep hitting them where I'm looking." The
turning point today came when Brandes birdied the
par-4 14th hole, while Gene Cook double-bogeyed the
hole. Cook would end up tied for second with Lundy,
shots back of Brandes.
On a tough golf course, Kubisa played three solid
rounds to eventually separate himself from the field
the four-shot victory in the Super Senior Amateur. "It
actually played fairly easy for me," Kubisa said. "I just
kept it in play and made five or six long putts. I
here before so I guess I had a little course knowledge,
and water comes into play everywhere here, so I just
played for the middle of the fairway all the time."
The Pacific Northwest Senior and Super Senior
Men's Amateur championships are two of 15 major,
regional, amateur championships for men, women,
juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA
throughout the Northwest.
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