East Wenatchee, Wash. – The 14th Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is set to take place July 25-27 at Wenatchee Golf & Country Club in East Wenatchee, Wash.
Traditionally contested over 36 holes, 2023 marks the first year that the Men’s Mid-Amateur will be held as a 54-hole event. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.
In last year’s championship, Tom Brandes of Bellevue holed out from the fairway for eagle on the final hole and then defeated Paul Mitzel of Quincy in a one-hole playoff to take home the title for the third time.
Notable players to watch in this year’s field include:
- Paul Mitzel (Quincy) – Won the 2022 PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship. Finished runner-up at the 2022 Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur.
- Reid Hatley (Hayden Lake, ID) –Six-time WA Golf Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. Won the 2019 Washington Men’s Amateur.
- Jacob Koppenberg (Bellingham) – Won the 2021 Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur.
To be eligible, contestants must be 25 years of age or older by July 20, 2022. Competitors must have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 9.9 at the time of entry.
The Men’s Mid-Amateur is one of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.
About Wenatchee Golf & Country Club
Celebrating its centennial this year, Wenatchee Golf and Country Club is nestled in the heart of the Wenatchee Valley. Surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and the majestic Cascade Mountains. Renowned as a top course in the northwest and rewarded with the opportunity to host multiple PNGA tournaments, the tree-lined jewel is always consistent and impeccably maintained. For more information visit wenatcheegolfclub.org.