CRESWELL, OR (July 13, 2017) - Sam Foust, the No. 1 seed in the match-play bracket of the 116th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur, continued his success today, winning his afternoon Round of 16 match against Patrick Sato, 3 and 1. Foust advances to tomorrow’s quarterfinal matches, where he will face Brian Mogg of Sammamish, Wash.
Other than Foust’s win, the championship, being held this week at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort in Creswell, Ore., saw a number of upsets today.
Mogg took down Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash. in the Round of 16, but it took 21 holes to do it. Earlier this season, McCullough, a rising senior at the University of Wyoming, won the Washington Open playing against the region’s professionals, and last week was the co-leader after the first round of the Sahalee Players Championship. Mogg is a rising senior at Washington State.
Another upset was Emmett Oh, a recent graduate of the University of Houston, taking down 36-year-old Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, 5 and 4 in the Round of 16. Hatley was named the PNGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year the past two years and has been playing well again this summer.
Logan Lowe of Grass Valley, Calif., a rising junior at George Washington University in Washington, DC, is quickly making his presence felt. In the Round of 64, he dispatched Cole Madey, the reigning Oregon Amateur champion, and this afternoon he defeated Chase Carlson of Tacoma, Wash., the reigning Washington State Amateur champion. In tomorrow morning’s quarterfinal match, Lowe will have his hands full when he squares off against Josh Gliege of Eagle, Idaho. Gliege is a rising sophomore at Texas A&M, and in 2015 was named the PNGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year.
ABOUT THE PNGA Amateur
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s
is one of the country’s longest running amateur
championships. Held annually at world-class courses
throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship
played in the same format as the U.S. Amateur and
features an impressive list of past champions that
include; Nick Flanagan, Ben Crane, Jeff Quinney, Bill
Sander, and Tiger Woods. Eligibility is open to
of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top
amateurs throughout the world invited via
Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted
exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and
The Championship will be conducted in two stages:
Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole
stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 64
players who will advance to match play. In the event
of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden-
death playoff will be used to determine the qualifiers.
In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a
sudden-death playoff will commence.
Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in
effect. Single elimination match play. 36-hole
Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18
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