PNGA Men's Amateur: Younan-Wise takes title
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.
ABOUT THE Pacific Northwest Amateur
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s
is one of the country’s longest running amateur
championships. Held annually at world-class courses
throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship
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
of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top
amateurs throughout the world invited via
Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted
exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and
Players Championship. Non-PNGA members seeking
Presidential Invitation must submit a resume to the
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