Washington Senior Amateur and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships to be held this week at Lake Spanaway
Tacoma, Wash. – The 33rd Washington Senior Men’s Amateur and the 12th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships are to be held concurrently this week at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. on September 24-26. Both championships are 54 holes of stroke play and are conducted by Washington Golf (WA Golf).
To stay connected on social media, follow along on Twitter at @PlayWAGolf.
Last year’s Senior and Super Senior Men’s Championships were held at Port Ludlow (Wash.) Golf Club. Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. won his fifth title in the Senior Amateur; while Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. won the Super Senior, his third title in that championship.
Both Brandes and Lindbjerg are in the fields this year, looking to defend their titles.
In the Senior Men’s Amateur, another player to watch for is Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash., who won this title in 2017, and who earlier this year competed in the British Senior Amateur. Among those in the field this year in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur are Bob Burton of Everett, Wash., who is the first player in history to win the Washington Junior Amateur (1971), the Washington Amateur (1975), and the Washington Senior Amateur title (2015). Also in the field is Bruce Richards of Seattle, who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 650 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.