The 34th Washington Senior Men’s Amateur and 13th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships will be held concurrently this week at Walla Walla (Wash.) Country Club on September 22-24. 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 Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. Tom Brandes of Bellevue won his second consecutive title in the Senior Amateur, and sixth title overall; while David Hunter of Federal Way won the Super Senior Amateur.
Both Brandes and Hunter 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 (2017) of Gig Harbor, Brad Karns (2016) of Vancouver, Wash. and Keith Crimp (2010) of Ellensburg.
Among those in the field this year in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur are Bob Burton of Everett, Wash., who is the first player in history to win the Washington Junior Amateur (1971), the Washington Amateur (1975), and the Washington Senior Amateur titles (2015). Also in the field is Bruce Richards of Seattle, 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 22, 2020, 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.
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 71,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds. WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.