Federal Way, Wash. – The Hudson Cup Matches concluded today at Tualatin (Ore.) Country Club. The professional and amateur teams tied at 10 points each in the 66th Hudson Cup Matches. In the 23rd edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the amateurs beat the professionals for the first time since 2003 with a two day point total of 12 1/2 to 7 1/2. The Charles Congdon Award went to Sean Packer and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Tim Feenstra. In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Alex Stamey while Joe Carranza was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award.
Working in collaboration, each year the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) and Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) select a total of 10 amateurs and 10 senior amateurs to compete against the professionals. Of the 10 players in each category, five represent the OGA and five represent the WSGA. Amateur team members are selected based on performance points earned through each respective association. The Pacific Northwest Section PGA also selects their professional team members based on performance points earned throughout the season.
For more information on the history of the Hudson Cup, including past results, go to http://www.pnwpga.com/hudson_cup.htm.
Since 1922, the WSGA has been conducting the state’s amateur golf championships. Today, it is one of the largest amateur golf associations in the United States. Serving over 68,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.