Cle Elum, Wash. – Four players shot 2-under-par 70 to earn co-medalist honors at U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional qualifying held today on the Rope Rider course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.
Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, B.C., Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash., Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. and Luke Bakke of Seattle tied at the top of the leaderboard, and are the players earning the four available spots in this qualifier to advance to the championship proper.
These four players will now advance to compete in the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur, to be held September 14-19 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA), and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Carrigan is a three-time PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014); Hanson is a past Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur champion (2002); Koppenberg made it to the semifinals of this year’s Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur; and Bakke won the 2018 Washington State Men’s Best-Ball (with partner Austin Beatty).
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.