West Vancouver, B.C. – Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), will host many of the top amateur golfers in the world this week for the 56th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
Hosted by British Columbia Golf, the championship will be played from July 25-28, 2023. This marks the third time the championship has been held at Capilano Golf and Country Club, with the club also hosting in 2003 and 2013.
The Pacific Coast Amateur is one of seven events that make up the Elite Amateur Golf Series (EAGS), in which players earn World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points and compete for the Elite Amateur Cup. Top finishers earn exemptions into USGA Championships, PGA TOUR events, and Korn Ferry Tour events.
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Recent Pacific Coast champions include Will Zalatoris (2016), Doug Ghim (2017), Isaiah Salinda (2018), Quade Cummins (2019), Devon Bling (2021), and James Leow (2022). Other past champions that went on to have success on the PGA TOUR include Aaron Wise, Andrew Putnam, Jason Gore, Billy Mayfair, and Ben Crane, among others.
Notable players in this year’s elite field include Kazuma Kobori
of Christchurch, New Zealand. Kobori is currently ranked fifth in the Elite Amateur Cup standings. Kobori won the 2023 Australian Amateur Championship
and is coming off of a T7 finish at the Southern Amateur
of Sydney, Australia held the 36-hole lead and finished T3 in last week’s Southern Amateur. He is a member of the Golf NSW High-Performance Squad.
of Aurora, Col., is currently ranked seventh in the Elite Amateur Cup standings. Bryant, who recently completed his final season on the Colorado State University men’s golf team, finished T4 at the Northeast Amateur and made the North & South Amateur quarterfinals.
of Pilsen, Czech Republic won the 2023 R.E.L. Invitational and finished top 20 at the NCAA Auburn Regional.
of Pittsburgh, Penn., finished runner-up in both the Sunnehanna Amateur and the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship. Shipley had five top-20 finishes and one top-10 during the 2022-23 collegiate season as a member of the Ohio State University men’s golf team. He was named a 2023 PING All-America Honorable Mention.
“The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship has a long-standing tradition of combining strong competition and camaraderie among some of the most talented amateur golfers in the world,” said Stephen Butterfield, the club’s President. “The tournament and Capilano share a rich history and we are honored to again host such a renowned event.”
Troy Andrew, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association said, “We are thrilled to be back at Capilano once again for the Pacific Coast Amateur and we are confident that the course will do its part in identifying the best player as our champion this year."
Andrew added "The quality of our field and our ability to regularly recruit the game’s best amateur golfers is directly attributed to the reputation and quality of the host venue. We are extremely thankful to the membership of Capilano Golf and Country Club for their support in hosting this championship.”
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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