The 32nd Washington State Senior Men’s and the 11th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships are to be held concurrently at Port Ludlow (Wash.) Golf Club on September 25-27. Both championships are 54 holes of stroke play and are conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).
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Last year’s Senior and Super Senior Men’s Championships were held at Sunland Golf and Country Club in Sequim, Wash. Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. took the Senior Amateur title, surviving an epic seven-hole playoff against Paul Houvener of Mill Creek, Wash. John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. won the Super Senior title.
Both McNelis and Gallacher are in the fields this year, looking to defend their titles. Earlier this summer, McNelis was the medalist at a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Senior Amateur. Last week, Gallacher won the Pacific Northwest Men’s Super Senior Team Championship (with partner Gudmund Lindbjerg).
Among those in the field this year in the Senior Men’s Amateur are Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., who has won this title four times (2011-14); Larry Daniels of Seattle, who won in 2009; and Keith Crimp of Ellensburg, who won in 2010.
Also playing is Bob Burton of Everett, Wash., who won this title in 2015, becoming the first player in state history to win the Washington State Junior Amateur (1971), the Washington State Amateur (1975), and the Washington State Senior Amateur title.
Among the contenders in the Super Senior Amateur are Lindbjerg, who won this title in 2014 and 2016; the 2003 Senior Men’s champion and the 2013 Super Senior Men’s champion, Jeff Remington of Edmonds, Wash.; Shelton Washburn of Kingston, Wash., the former general manager of Port Ludlow who won the 2013 Pacific Northwest Super Senior Amateur; and Rick Weihe of Bellingham, Wash., who won the Washington State Amateur in 1970.
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.