Washington Golf’s Championship Selection Committee has announced its team to represent the Association at the 16th PNGA Lamey Cup, to be held May 4-5 at Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls, Idaho.
WA Golf will be trying for its third consecutive title in the event, having won it in 2019 and 2022. Due to the pandemic, and due in particular to the U.S.-Canada border closure during this time, the competition was canceled in 2020 and 2021. WA Golf has also won this event in 2008 and 2015.
The annual Ryder Cup-style team competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Idaho and hosted by the Idaho Golf Association.
Men’s Mid-Amateur selections include:
- Johnny Carey of Seattle, who had three top-5 finishes in statewide championships in 2022, as well as being a semifinalist in the PNGA Men’s Amateur
- Paul Mitzel of Quincy, who won the 2022 PNGA Men’s Amateur, and finished second in the Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur
- Sean Packer of Seattle, who won the 2022 West Seattle Amateur and has a 9-9-0 record in past PNGA Lamey Cups
- Andrew Von Lossow of Spokane, who made it to the round of 32 at the 2022 U.S. Amateur, and tied for third in the Oregon Open
Women’s Mid-Amateur selections include:
- Taya Battistella of Bellingham, who made it to the round 64 at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur
- Tina Papatolis of Issaquah, who finished fifth in the 2022 Washington Women’s Champion of Champions
Men’s Master-40 selections include:
- Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, who tied for third in both the 2022 Washington Men’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships
- Jacob Rohde of Everett, who tied for sixth in the Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur, and finished sixth in the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur
Senior Men’s selections include:
- Tom Brandes of Bellevue, who won the 2022 Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Men’s Champion of Champions
- Nate Hair of Spokane, who finished tied for second in the 2022 Washington Senior Men’s Amateur
Senior Women’s selections include:
- Kim Shek of Bellevue, who won the 2022 WSWGA Senior Championship and was medalist at a U.S. Senior Women’s Open qualifier
- Kim Titus of Fox Island, who finished second in both the Washington Senior Women’s Amateur and Washington Senior Women’s Champion of Champions
For a complete list of WA Golf player accomplishments, click here.
For a complete roster of players competing in the 16th PNGA Lamey Cup, click here.
To visit the championship portal for live scoring, pairings and complete information, click here.
The PNGA Lamey Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the camaraderie and partnership of the region’s member associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington Golf. With Dr. Lamey’s passing in December 2019, the event and its perpetual trophy have been named after him.
Each association has selected a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.
The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men’s and women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.