The sides of Ben Garrett of Seattle, Wash. and Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. each teamed for a 6-under 66 to earn co-medalist honors at U.S Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying; while Montgomery Ferreira and Julia Bordeaux of Tacoma, Wash. combined for a 2-under 70 to earn medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying.
The Men’s and Women’s sectional qualifiers were held concurrently today at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Also advancing from the Women’s qualifier is the team of Gretchen Johnson and Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore.
These two Men’s teams will now go on to compete in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held May 25-29 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. The two Women’s teams will now compete in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, to be held April 27-May 1 at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.
This is the second time Garrett and Hanson have qualified for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball after qualifying for the 2017 championship. Hanson has qualified for three U.S. Mid-Amateurs and was named WSGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year in 2016; Garrett won the WSGA Men’s Best-Ball Championship with partner Erik Olson in 2016.
This marks the first time the father and son duo of Craig and Cody Roth have qualified for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Earlier this year the Roths won their third WSGA Parent-Child Championship. Cody is a senior on the Western Washington University men’s golf team.
Ferreira won the 2018 Washington 4A High School Girls’ State individual title, and was selected to play in the qualifier for the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration the past two years; Bordeaux, finished second to Ferreira in the 4A high school championship, and is Ferreira’s teammate on the Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) girls’ golf team.
Last month, Johnson earned medalist honors in qualifying for her second straight U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur; Jacobs advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and won the PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur for a third time earlier this year, defeating Johnson in the final match.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted these qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur and Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
The U.S. Amateur and Women’s Amateur Four-Balls are two of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
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.