Jake Koppenberg’s journey from collegiate All-American to the top of the Mid-Am game

Jake Koppenberg played collegiately at Western Washington University, where he twice was named NCAA All-American. After college he played briefly on the mini-tours, trying to earn his way onto the PGA Tour. But he returned to Bellingham, regained his amateur status, got married and started a career in business development and is now a father of two boys.

Staying competitive, he has qualified for a dozen national championships, including five U.S. Amateurs, and two U.S. Mid-Amateurs, making it to the quarterfinals in 2019. He has gone deep in the bracket at several PNGA Men’s Amateurs, been selected to Hudson Cup and PNGA Lamey Cup teams, and won the 2021 Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur. He was named the 2023 Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.

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