PNGA Cup Matches: British Columbia rallies
On the second playoff hole, the team from British Columbia Golf (BC Golf) bested the team from the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) to complete their come-from-behind win at the 8th Annual PNGA Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition which was held over the past two days at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho. This is the second PNGA Cup victory for BC Golf, its other win coming in 2009 which was also held that year at Crane Creek.

After the first day of play yesterday, the WSGA had held a slim lead of one point over the Oregon Golf Association (OGA), and 1.5 points over the Idaho Golf Association (IGA) and BC Golf. Today’s play consisted of singles matches, and the team from BC Golf came roaring out of the gate, with their big guns dominating their matches. Sandy Harper of Port Moody, BC, defeated Chuck Conn of Eagle, Idaho (IGA), 8&7; Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, BC defeated Shawn Farmer of Bellevue, Wash. (WSGA), 4&3; and Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famers Alison Murdoch of Victoria and Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver (BC) both completed decisive victories in their matches. On the day, BC Golf won a staggering 8.5 points.

To compete in the playoff, BC Golf and the WSGA each selected five players, one player from each category (men’s, women’s, senior men’s, senior women’s, and men’s master-40). For BC Golf, teeing off were Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, Craig Doell of Victoria, Harper, Proteau and Murdoch. And teeing off for the WSGA were Mike Haack of Bellevue, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Doug Potter of Coeur d’Alene, Shawn Farmer of Bellevue and Lisa Smego of Olympia.


Team event incorporating four-ball, foursomes, and singles matches between teams representing the Washington (WSGA), Oregon (OGA), Idaho (IGA), and British Columbia (BCGA) Golf Associations.

The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day, followed by singles matches the second day. Each of the four associations selects a 12-person team to represent them, which includes four mid-amateur men, two mid-master men, two senior men, two mid-amateur women, and two senior women.

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