Ben Bordiga (PNGA Photo)
University Place, Wash. – The quarterfinal matches are set at the 121st Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted this week July 17-22 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
The rounds of 32 and 16 were held today as the region’s best players battled it out under the hot summer sun during the championship’s second day of match play.
No. 1 seed Aiden Krafft of Albuquerque, N.M. secured his spot in the quarterfinals after defeating Davis McDowell of San Rafael, Calif. by a score of 2 up in this morning’s round of 32. In the afternoon round of 16, Krafft defeated John Morrow of Delta, B.C. in a back and forth match that was sealed with a tying birdie on the final hole.
Krafft, a rising sophomore on the University of Oregon men’s golf team, will face off against No. 41 seed Ethan Chung of Eastvale, Calif. in tomorrow’s quarterfinal round. Chung is a rising redshirt-junior on the University of California men’s golf team.
In quarterfinal match number two, No. 4 seed Nicholas Watts of Springfield, Ore. will face No. 12 seed Joshua Koo of Cerritos, Calif. Watts plays collegiately on the San Jose State University men’s golf team. Koo is rising sophomore on the University of Washington men’s golf team.
No. 2 seed Ben Borgida of Shoreline, Wash. will face No. 7 seed Ryan Voois of Ladera Ranch, Calif. in quarterfinal match number three. Borgida is heading into his sophomore year as a Washington State University men’s golf team member. Voois is a rising sophomore on the University of Illinois men’s golf team and played in five events during his freshman season.
Quarterfinal match number four will feature No. 3 seed Jack Cantlay of Los Alamitos, Calif. and No. 54 seed Jackson Jacob of Langley, B.C. Cantlay the younger brother of eight-time PGA TOUR winner Patrick Cantlay, recently finished his freshman year on the Long Beach State University men’s golf team where he was named Big West Freshman of the Year. Jacob is entering his 4th year as a member of University of the Fraser Valley golf team. He won the 2023 Canadian University/College Championship.
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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