PNGA Men's Amateur: Younan-Wise takes title
14 Jul 2007
see also: Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship, The Home Course


CRESWELL, Ore. (July 14, 2007)-- Australian Jake Younan-Wise went the distance, notching medalist honors and lasting 6 days to win the 106th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship, being played at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Oregon.

Younan-Wise, a member of the Texas Tech golf team, outlasted the original field of 168 by defeating Patrick Nagle of Pacifica, Calif. 3 & 2 in the final 36-hole match.

Younan-Wise never trailed in the match, with Nagle making bogey on the first hole to give Younan-Wise a 1-up advantage. Nagle got the match to all square after nine holes of play, but that was the last time the match was even. After the first 18 holes of play, Younan-Wise was 2-up.

In the second 18 holes of the match, Younan-Wise made a birdie on the 19th hole to go 3-up. Younan-Wise kept the match at 2-up or better and closed it out on the 16th hole to win the match 3 & 2.

Nick Flanagan was the last Australian to win the PNGA Men’s Amateur. Flanagan won in 2003 at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Washington. Flanagan went on to win the 2003 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Results For Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship
WinAustraliaJake Younan-WiseAustralia500
Runner-upCAPatrick NaglePacifica, CA400
SemifinalsCABlake TrimbleRancho Santa Fe, CA300
SemifinalsAustraliaMatthew GilesAustralia300
QuarterfinalsWAAlex PrughSpokane, WA200

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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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