(Washington State Athletics Photo)
Creswell, OR (July 14, 2017) - Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho and Emmett Oh of Calgary, Alta. will meet in the final match of the 116th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship. The two players will tee off in their 36-hole match at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 15, at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort in Creswell, Ore.
Bayley, the No. 7 seed, defeated Josh Gliege of Eagle, Idaho, 2 and 1 in this afternoon's semifinal match. Earlier in the day, Bayley got past University of Oregon's Edwin Yi, 2-up, in the quarterfinal match.
Bayley is a rising senior at Washington State University. He previously has won the 2016 Idaho State Amateur, and also the 2016 Rosauers Invitational, playing against the region's professionals. He finished second in the 2016 Washington State Amateur, losing in a six-hole playoff. He also won the 2012 PNGA Men's Amateur Public Links, and last week finished tied for 22nd in the Sahalee Players Championship.
Gliege is a rising sophomore at Texas A&M, and in 2015 was named the PNGA Junior Boys' Player of the Year.
Oh, the No. 13 seed, defeated Brian Mogg of Sammamish, Wash. in this afternoon's semifinal match, 1-up. Earlier in the day, Oh took down the No. 1 seed, Sam Foust, 2 and 1 in the quarterfinal match.
Oh is a recent graduate of the University of Houston. In the Round of 64 he defeated the 2014 PNGA Junior Boys' Player of the Year, Graysen Huff of Eagle, Idaho; and in the Round of 16 he defeated Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, the two-time reigning PNGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
The championship began with a full field of 168 players, 64 of whom advanced to the single-elimination match-play bracket after two rounds of stroke-play qualifying. Each match was then contested over 18 holes. However, tomorrow's final match will be played over 36 holes.
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur is one of the oldest amateur golf championships in the world. Bayley and Oh will be competing for the Macan Cup, which is named after legendary golf course designer A.V. Macan, a member of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame and winner of this championship in 1913.
Past champions include Tiger Woods, Jeff Quinney, Ben Crane, Jeff Coston, Nick Flanagan, Jim McLean and Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famers Chandler Egan, Harry Givan, Jack Westland, Bud Ward and George Holland, among many others.
Emerald Valley previously hosted the Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship in 2007, and also was the site of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur. The course has also hosted U.S. Open qualifiers, most recently in 2014, as well as Oregon men's amateurs, a U.S. Amateur qualifier last year and numerous high school state championships.
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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