Pacific Northwest Mid-Am: Harris Hangs Tough

Bellingham, Washington (September 14, 2005) -- Paul Harris of Vancouver B.C carded a final round even par 72 to finish at 2-under 214 to win the 21st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. It didn’t come easy for Harris. Tom Lewis of Olympia, Wash. made a strong move to the top of the leaderboard this afternoon by carding a final round 3-under par 69 to finish at 1-under par 215 for the championship.

After sixteen holes of play, Harris was tied with Lewis at 1-under par. Harris, a member at Victoria Golf Club, then proceeded to make birdie on the par 5 #17 to take a one shot lead. On the eighteenth hole, Harris missed his drive to end up on the right side of the rough next to a tree leaving him no option but to lay up 75 yards short of the green. Harris then put a wedge shot within 10 feet of the hole to give himself a chance to win. Harris made his 10 foot par putt and was victorious.

This marks the second year in a row that a member from Victoria Golf Club has one the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Craig Doell was last years champion at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club
Bellingham, Wash.
6,553 yards, Par 72

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2005 PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur – Final Results

Paul Harris, Vancouver, BC, 71-71-72--214
Tom Lewis, Olympia, Wash., 70-76-69--215
John Henriot, Clinton, Wash., 73-72-71--216
Bob Burton, Everett, Wash., 73-72-72--217
Erik Hanson, Kirkland, Wash., 72-73-72--217
Jim McNelis, Gig Harbor, Wash., 72-74-72--218
Senan Foley, Calgary, AB, 70-72-76--218
Scott Desmarais, Calgary, AB, 72-76-72--220
Gregory Hull, Covington, Wash., 71-70-80--221
Jim Ostrander, Kennewick, Wash., 70-75-77--222
Vamshidhar Reddy, Redmond, Wash., 75-73-74--222
David Farnam, Kent, Wash., 72-76-75--223
John Gallacher, Burnaby, BC, 72-72-79--223
Roger Thorn, Redmond, Wash., 76-70-77--223
Field Kline, Olympia, Wash., 75-75-75--225
Jason Monteleone, Kelowna, BC, 76-74-75--225
Eric Peterson, Nampa, Idaho, 78-76-72--226
Karl Smith, Gig Harbor, Wash., 74-73-79--226
Steve Savage, Delta, BC, 75-76-75--226
Ken Jenson, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 73-78-76--227
Ed Jonson, Bainbridge Island, Wash., 74-74-80--228
Frank Vick, Surrey, BC, 71-82-75--228
Mark Clymer, Gig Harbor, Wash., 75-79-74--228
Paul Houvener, Mill Creek, Wash., 75-78-75--228
Ron Janney, Colbert, Wash., 75-77-76--228
Ruben Canas, Puyallup, Wash., 77-72-79--228
Bill Hager, Bellingham, Wash., 76-77-77--230
Mike Seek, Mukilteo, Wash., 79-76-75--230
Paul Bonorden, Snohomish, Wash., 75-74-81--230
Scott Ponto, Kenmore, Wash., 77-78-75--230
Kirk Smith, Everett, Wash., 75-80-76--231
Tom Cade, Seattle, Wash., 78-77-76--231
Keith Crimp, Ellensburg, Wash., 78-84-70--232
Pete Higgins, Mercer Island, Wash., 77-73-82--232
Larry Daniels, Seattle, Wash., 77-79-77--233
Mike Douma, Custer, Wash., 73-82-78--233
Greg Ott, Kent, Wash., 76-80-78--234
Chris DeGrazia, Lynnwood, Wash., 71-80-84--235
Scott Adams, Spokane, Wash., 76-83-76--235
Peter McConnell, Bellingham, Wash., 79-78-79--236
Ray Smith, Gig Harbor, Wash., 79-82-75--236
Tim Heacox, Gig Harbor, Wash., 78-80-78--236
Al Reinikka, Bellingham, Wash., 83-79-75--237
Mark Johnson, Woodway, Wash., 83-80-74--237
Marty Loberg, Bow, Wash., 80-79-78--237
Dan Mitchell, Agassiz, BC, 76-80-82--238
Peter Guay, Kirkland, Wash., 83-78-77—238
Jose Rodriguez, Mt Vernon, Wash., 81-75-83--239
Mark Maghie, Seattle, Wash., 82-80-77--239
Per Hansen, Delta, BC, 80-77-82--239
Rick Snowden, Bellevue, Wash., 82-77-80--239
Dave Kress, Redmond, Wash., 80-80-80--240
Jim Smith, Portland, Ore., 80-85-75--240
Chris Judy, Lakewood, Wash., 85-79-78--242
D.J. Mosier, Lynnwood, Wash., 76-82-85--243
Jeff Strickland, Seattle, Wash., 81-79-83--243
Michael Burgess, Bellingham, Wash., 74-82-87--243
Peter Sundt, Redmond, Wash., 83-78-85--246
Rob Bringardner, Snoqualmie, Wash., 79-81-86--246
Jack Funes, Seattle, Wash., 82-80-85--247
Aaron Wansley, Lynnwood, Wash., 84-79-85--248
Daniel Graber, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., 90-80-82--252
Matthew Reese, Seattle, Wash., 83-84-85--252
Bernie Bolokoski, White Rock, BC, 81-87-85--253
Gary Caplin, Bellingham, Wash., 86-84-83--253
Scott McDonald, Kenmore, Wash., 82-84-88--254
Tom Braun, Sammamish, Wash., 85-85-84--254
Robert Overdorf, Bothell, Wash., 86-85-85--256
Rick Skinner, Vancouver, Wash., 88-80-89--257
John Shearer, Seattle, Wash., 87-88-83--258
Byron Hall, Abbotsford, BC, 88-83-90--261
Jeff Wale, Redmond, Wash., 88-84-89--261
Keith Harper, Port Townsend, Wash., 91-82-89--262
Kevin Daniel, Bainbridge Island, Wash., 86-93-88--267
Jeffrey S. Upchurch, Sequim, Wash., 82-76-WD--WD


Format: 54-hole Stroke Play Competition (Gross only). The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties for the final round.

Age Limit: Entrants must be 25 years of age or older by the start of the tournament.

Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less.

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