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Top-seed James Grierson among those to advance at Pacific Northwest Amateur
James Grierson <br>(Golf NSW Photo)</br>
James Grierson
(Golf NSW Photo)
WALLA WALLA, WA (July 20, 2016) -- James Grierson of Australia narrowly defeated the No. 64 seeded Alex Park of Vancouver, B.C. 1-up in the Round of 64 match at the 115th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, being held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

Park, the underdog, gave Grierson a good match, pulling All Square with him with birdies on holes 14 and 15, but bogeyed the 470-yard par-4 17th to fall one down. Both players then birdied the par-5 18th, with the match going to Grierson.

When play was completed eight of the top-10 seeds had advanced to the second day of match play.

Coming up next are the Rounds of 32 and 16 in the match play bracket will be held tomorrow, July 21.

One of the oldest amateur golf championships in the world, players will compete for the Macan Cup, which is named after legendary golf course designer A.V. Macan, a member of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame and winner of this championship in 1913.

Past champions include Tiger Woods, Jeff Quinney, Ben Crane, Jeff Coston, Nick Flanagan, Jim McLean and Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famers Chandler Egan, Harry Givan, Jack Westland, Bud Ward and George Holland, among many others.

The Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.

Wine Valley previously hosted the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship in 2012, and also was the site of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur.

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ABOUT THE Pacific Northwest Amateur

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. Non-PNGA members seeking a Presidential Invitation must submit a resume to the PNGA.

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