WALLA WALLA, Wash. (July 10, 2012) -- Tanner Higham of Shelley, Idaho and Jonny Baxter of Pleasanton, Calif. share the lead after the first round of stroke play qualifying at the 111th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash. Higham and Baxter each posted rounds of 5-under-par 67 on the challenging links-style layout, setting themselves up perfectly for a chance to earn qualifying spots into the match-play portion of the championship, which commences Wednesday morning. The field of 168 will be cut to 64 once the second round of stroke play qualifying concludes. Stay tuned on this site for live scoring and second round pairings.

Results: PNGA Amateur
WinCAShotaro BanSan Jose, CA500
Runner-upWACarl JonsonBainbridge Island, WA400
SemifinalsCARak ChoBrea, CA300
SemifinalsORNicholas ChianelloGresham, OR300
QuarterfinalsWABlake SnyderSeattle, WA200

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First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur is one of the country’s longest running amateur championships. Held annually at world-class courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship is 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 members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top amateurs throughout the world invited via Presidential Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and Sahalee Players Championship.

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 holes.

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