The 7th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held August 23-24 at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Wash. The 36-hole stroke play championship is being conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).
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Last year, Tom Brandes of Seattle won this championship by a single shot over second-place finisher Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. Hanson, who won the 2002 Pacific Northwest Mid-Amateur, is in the field again this year. He has also won the Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur in 2015, 2010 and 2007.
Also in the field are Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho. Reid finished third last year, and second in 2014. He was named the 2015 WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. Earlier this summer, Hatley was the qualifying co-medalist for the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Also competing are Bob Burton of Everett, Wash., who won the 2015 Washington State Senior Amateur; and Mike Haack of Bellevue, Wash. who was the 2013 and 2014 WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
To be eligible, contestants must by 25 years of age or older by August 23, 2016. Competitors must have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index issued by a WSGA member club not exceeding 12.4 at the time of entry.
Gamble Sands, a links-like layout that opened in 2014, was designed by renowned architect David McLay Kidd, who also designed other Northwest mainstays such as Tetherow in Bend, Ore. and the Bandon Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Resort.