The team from the Washington State Golf Association tied for seventh in the Morse Cup competition, which was held concurrently during the first two rounds of the 48th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, being held July 22-25 at the Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.
The WSGA was represented by the three-man team of Frank Garber of Kirkland, Wash., Tyler Salsbury of Enumclaw, Wash. and Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash.
Taking place concurrently during the championship’s first two rounds was the battle for the Morse Cup, a 36-hole stroke play team competition using predetermined rosters representing the 15 member Associations of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. The team from the Southern California Golf Association won this year’s Morse Cup, finishing one shot ahead of Northern California Golf Association.
This was Garber’s second time representing Team WSGA, having competed last year as well. Garber is the two-time reigning WSGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year, having last year won the PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur and AAA State High School Championship. He was named the 2013 WJGA Player of the Year and 2013 Junior America’s Cup Most Valuable Player. He will be attending the University of Washington in the fall.
Salsbury will be a junior at the University of Washington. He won the 2013 Puget Sound Amateur, and was the 2011 WJGA state champion.
Whalen was the 2011 WSGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year, which he earned by being a quarterfinalist at the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur and a semifinalist in the PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur. He will be a junior at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Visit www.pacificcoastamateur.com to follow along with the final rounds of the 48th Pacific Coast Amateur.