The IGA has won their first PNGA Cup
05 May 2017
by Pacific Northwest Golf Association

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The winning IGA team <br>(PNGA Photo)
The winning IGA team
(PNGA Photo)

FEDERAL WAY, WA (May 5, 2017) - Serving as the host golf association in the 12th Annual PNGA Cup held this week at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho, Team IGA ran away in today's Singles matches to seal their first victory in the history of the competition.

Team IGA took a slim half-point lead going into today's Singles matches, after earning three points in yesterday morning's Four-Ball matches and 3.5 points in yesterday afternoon's Foursomes matches. Teams WSGA and BC Golf were tied for second after Day One, at six points each, and Team OGA was one point behind the leader.

Team IGA won an astonishing 8.5 points in today's Singles matches for a combined tally of 15 points, and pulled away from second-place finishers Team OGA and Team BC Golf, who both finished with 11.5 points, while Team WSGA compiled 10 points over the two days of competition. Early in today's matches, Team IGA started to lose some ground, but when Jeff Anderson and Rod Skyles, who were the fifth and sixth matches out on the course, both won their matches for the IGA by margins of 4 and 3 each, the momentum swung back in favor of the home team. The team closed out the competition by winning three of the last five matches, with Kareen Markle sealing a 4 and 3 victory over Team WSGA's Leslie Folsom.

Each of the other teams had won the PNGA Cup at least once, so for Team IGA to win their first Cup on their home soil, it was especially gratifying for the team members.

The PNGA Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the friendship and partnership of the region's allied associations under the PNGA umbrella - British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.

The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the four Associations under the PNGA umbrella, with this year's event being held in Idaho and hosted by the Idaho Golf Association. This was the third PNGA Cup held in Idaho.

Each association selects a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.

The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men's and women's scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.


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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