BOISE, IDAHO. (May 8, 2009) - The British Columbia Golf Association held strong in the singles matches today and claimed their first PNGA Cup at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho.
The BCGA scored 10 points out of a possible twelve yesterday in the four-ball and foursome matches and entered the final day with a four point lead over the Oregon Golf Association. In the twelve singles matches today, the BCGA won six of the matches and halved two to build their lead and finish at the top with a total of 17 points. The OGA finished in second place with 11 ½ points while the defending champions, WSGA finished in third with 11 points and the IGA finished in fourth with 8 ½ points.
Notable BCGA wins today came from Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. who won by a 7&6 margin, Norm Bradley of Kelowna, B.C. who won 6&5, Brian Toth of Victoria, B.C., 3&2, Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, B.C., 1up, Christina Spence Proteau, Port Alberni, B.C., 2&1, and Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., 2&1.
The Ryder-cup style contest features some of the most notable amateur golfers in the region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association including British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Each team has of eight men and four women with the men's contingent comprised of four mid-amateurs (25 years of age or older), two men at 40 years or older, and two senior men of 55 years or older. The women's delegation includes two mid-amateurs and two women 50 years of age or older.
The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) is a 501(c) 3 charitable, international amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of the game of golf and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Over the past 110 years, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services to its members. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly "regional" organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest. The PNGA territory is broken down into five zones, which are: Zone 1 - Oregon; Zone 2 - Eastern Washington; Zone 3 - Western Washington and Alaska; Zone 4 - British Columbia and Alberta; and Zone 5 - Idaho and Montana. There are approximately 220,000 individuals at over 720 PNGA member golf clubs.
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