Bremerton, Wash. – The 35th Washington Senior Men’s Amateur and 14th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships will be held concurrently this week at Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton, Wash. on September 21-23. Both championships are 54 holes of stroke play and are conducted by Washington Golf (WA Golf).
Last year’s Senior and Super Senior Men’s Championships were held at Walla Walla (Wash.) Country Club. Tom Brandes of Bellevue won his third consecutive title in the Senior Amateur, and seventh title overall; while JD McDonald of Mill Creek won the Super Senior Amateur.
Both Brandes and McDonald are in the fields this year, looking to defend their titles.
In the Senior Men’s Amateur, other past champions in the field include Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor (2017) and Keith Crimp of Ellensburg (2010).
Among those in the field this year in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur are past champions David Hunter of Federal Way (2019) and Rick Weihe of Bellingham (2015), who also won the Senior Men’s Amateur in 1998 and the Washington Men’s Amateur in 1970. Also in the field is Bruce Richards of Seattle, who won this title in 2009 and 2010 (and also won the Senior Men’s Amateur in 2000), and who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
To be eligible, contestants in the Senior Men’s Amateur must by 55 years of age or older by September 21, 2021, while contestants in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur must be age 65 by that same date. All competitors must have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 12.4 at the time of entry.
About Kitsap Golf and Country Club
Established in 1924, Kitsap Golf and Country Club is a classic Northwest layout nestled among the cedars and hemlocks of the Chico Creek watershed. The par-71 layout was re-designed in 1981 by Bill Teufel. This will be the first time the course has hosted either the Washington Senior Men’s Amateur or the Super Senior Men’s Amateur, but has previously hosted the Washington Men’s Amateur on three occasions (1957, 1974 and 1989). Visit kitsapgolfcc.com for more information.