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EUGENE, Ore. — The 49th installment of the
Pacific Coast Amateur
Championship, hosted by the Oregon Golf
will take place at the historic Eugene Country
Eugene, Oregon from July 28th-31st, 2015.
Founded in 1899, Eugene Country Club is
second oldest golf club. Renovated in the late
by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones,
Country Club has routinely been rated one of the
courses in the Pacific Northwest. The rolling,
lined design will be a challenge to 84 of the top-
ranked amateurs in the world over the 72-hole,
day stroke play competition. Only one player will
the opportunity to raise the Dr. Ed Updegraff
as overall champion at one of North America's
historic golfing events.
Heading back to Eugene Country Club for the
since 2010 when current PGA Tour player
Putnam claimed victory, the Pacific Coast
Championship is featuring arguably its most
competitive field in its history. With 45 NCAA
being represented by current and alumnus
well as seven players ranked in the top-30
to the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking
(SPWAR) system, this year's event will draw
attention on the world golfing stage.
"We are thrilled to head back to Eugene Country
Club this year" stated Troy Andrew, Executive
Director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association, the
organizing body for the Championship.
"Eugene is one of those clubs that withstands
the test of time and never disappoints from a
Championship perspective. They routinely step
support amateur golf as gracious hosts including
event for the 8th time in our history, next years'
Championships and the 2018 USGA Senior
Championship. We cannot be more excited to
such a strong caliber field with players from six
different countries head to Eugene next week".
Barb Trammell, CEO of the Oregon Golf
concurs. "The OGA is proud to again host the
Pacific Coast Amateur Championship", she said.
"In a year that will see several national
championships played in Oregon, this is a great
kickoff to a summer of having the top-ranked
amateurs in the world compete on a historic
Highlighting the field at this year's Championship
be defending champion Corey Pereira of the
of Washington. Pereira looks to build off his
Players Championship title earlier in 2015 as
his veteran poise at the Pacific Coast Amateur.
Likely to be hot on his stride will be a pair of
University of Texas Longhorns in Mission Viejo,
native Beau Hossler and Scottie Scheffler of
TX. Hossler, an upcoming junior with the star-
Longhorns, recently made the cut at the US
June as well as proudly represented the United
of America at the Pan Am Games in Toronto,
Other impressively ranked notables looking to
splash in the highly touted field will be the
NCAA National Champion for Southern Methodist
University Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis, CA,
Cardinal and recent PGA Tour standout as an
Maverick McNealy of Portola Valley, CA, silver
medalist at The Open Championship in St.
Scotland last weekend Jordan Niebrugge of
WI and Wake Forest Demon Deacon Will
Zalatoris had a banner 2014, winning the
Trans-Miss Championship and the USGA Junior.
Having high hopes of a trailblazing 2015, those
were unfortunately sidetracked by an emergency
appendectomy that forced him to the sidelines
weeks back in early June. The Pacific Coast
will be his second competition since the injury
will no doubt be hungry for victory.
Six Oregonians will be competing in the field
week, including Dylan Wu of Medford, local
residents Zach Foushee and Sulman Raza, Kevin
Murphy of Rogue River, Conner Kumpula of
Jesse Heinly of Bend.
All players will be vying for the individual Ed
Trophy, named after the longtime volunteer and
standout amateur golfer who played on three
Cup teams (1963, 1965 & 1969), won the 1967
Pacific Coast Amateur title and was the 1999 Bob
Jones Award recipient from the USGA.
Taking place concurrently with the first and
rounds will be the battle for the Morse Cup, a
stroke play team competition using
rosters representing the 15 member Associations
the Pacific Coast Golf Association. The defending
champions of the Morse Cup are the contingent
the Southern California Golf Association.
Play for the 72-hole stroke play Championship
begin on Tuesday, July 28th at 7:30am with
rounds and a players' banquet being held on
July 27th. Guest speaking at the Player's
Monday will be John 'Spider' Miller, the 2015
Cup Team Captain for USA. Play will conclude
eventual champion being crowned on Friday, July
Held on an annual basis since 1967, with roots
back to 1901, the Pacific Coast Amateur
boasts a rich history of showcasing some of the
talented golfers in the United States and Canada.
Past champions of the Pacific Coast Amateur
have gone on to successful professional careers
include PGA Tour winners Billy Mayfair (1987,
Jason Gore (1997) and Ben Crane (1998) as well
Web.com Tour winners and brothers Michael
(2004) and Andrew Putnam (2010).
For more information on the Championship, visit
www.pacificcoastamateur.com. Spectators and
are welcome to attend with entrance being free
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ABOUT THE Pacific Coast Amateur
Although its present history only dates from
1967, the Pacific Coast
Amateur Championship's roots make it one of
golf championships in American history. The first
held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at
Presidio, April 24-
27, 1901. Championships were held annually
through 1911, all being
conducted in California except for the 1909
championship, which was
held at Seattle Golf Club in Washington. The
Pacific Coast Amateur
then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at
Seattle Golf Club on
August 10-12, 1967 with the Pacific Northwest,
Southern California, Oregon and Arizona golf
Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf
the Pacific Coast Golf Association. Players can
invited to this 72-
hole stroke play event by their Pacific Coast G.A.
association, or as an individual.
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