Date: August 11, 2020 — August 13, 2020

Course: Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place , WA


Championship Details

Lodging: WA Golf has negotiated discounted hotel rates for tournament players and guests.

To book a hotel reservation, please use the following link – HOTEL RESERVATIONS. You will be prompted to login or create an account using your GHIN #. Once logged in, click on “TOURNAMENT HOTELS” which will allow you to search hotels by proximity to the course at a large discount. 

Entry Fee: $225

Entry Includes: One hosted practice round, two/three rounds of competition, tee gifts, range balls, lunch following second round play, crystal awards for top finishers and a merchandise payout.

Entry Deadline: July 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who: (1) have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 8.4, (2) are members in good standing of a WA Golf member club, and (3) meet one of the following requirements: (a) are on the Exempt Player List, or (b) qualify at one of the four qualifiers.

Age: No age requirements

Field Limit: Field will be limited to 120 qualified entrants. At the close of entry, the field of 120 will be filled by exempt players and players who advance from the four qualifiers.

Schedule: 54-hole stroke play (gross only), with a 36-hole cut to the low 60 players and ties. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.

Practice Round: All players will be allowed one complimentary practice round prior to the championship.

Caddies: A player may provide his own caddie. Host club caddies will be available.

Carts: The Local Rule prohibiting the use of motorized transportation as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect.

As a general rule, players and their caddies must walk the course at WA Golf Championships. But consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a disabled player or caddie may be permitted to use a golf cart as an accommodation to his or her disability. As required by the ADA, WA Golf will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis. The required form entitled Golf Cart Request Form (as well as additional important information for first time and subsequent requests for a cart) is available at the following link: wagolf.org/policies

Exempt Players: All past Washington Men’s Amateur Champions in addition to those listed on the Exempt Player List.


WA Golf Performance Points: Awarded to Champion (125), Runner-up (100), Top-5 (75), Top-10 (50), Top-15 (25), Top-20 (10), and Top-30 (5) finishers


Exemptions: Champion earns an exemption into the following events:

  • Lifetime exemption into the Washington Men’s Amateur Championship
  • 2021 Washington Champion of Champions
  • 2021 Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship
  • 2021 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship
  • 2021 Sahalee Players Championship



Past Champions

Year Location Champion
2019 Chambers Bay Golf Course Reid Hatley
2018 Chambers Bay Golf Course RJ Manke
2017 Chambers Bay Golf Course Joe Highsmith
2016 Chambers Bay Golf Course Chase Carlson
2015 Chambers Bay Golf Course Charles Kern
2014 Chambers Bay Golf Course Tyler Salsbury
2013 Chambers Bay Golf Course Cameron Peck
2012 Chambers Bay Golf Course Chris Williams
2011 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jarred Bossio
2010 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jeremy Wendelken
2009 Chambers Bay Golf Course Austin Hurt
2008 Chambers Bay Golf Course Richard Lee
2007 Chambers Bay Golf Course Joel Dahmen
2006 Chambers Bay Golf Course Zach Bixier
2005 Chambers Bay Golf Course Alex Prugh
2004 Chambers Bay Golf Course Joseph Lanza
2003 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dan Potter
2002 Chambers Bay Golf Course Alex Stamey
2001 Chambers Bay Golf Course Brock Mackenzie
2000 Chambers Bay Golf Course Brandon Smith
1999 Chambers Bay Golf Course Ryan Lavoie
1998 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jess Daley
1997 Chambers Bay Golf Course Rob Rashell
1996 Chambers Bay Golf Course Darren Slackman
1995 Chambers Bay Golf Course Ken Bensel
1994 Chambers Bay Golf Course Karl Smith
1993 Chambers Bay Golf Course Eric Lohman
1992 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Henriot
1991 Chambers Bay Golf Course Chris Jorgensen
1990 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jim Zimmerman
1989 Chambers Bay Golf Course Todd Gjesvold
1988 Chambers Bay Golf Course Derk Hannigan
1987 Chambers Bay Golf Course Tim Cruikshank
1986 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bill Bradley
1985 Chambers Bay Golf Course Rick Garber
1984 Chambers Bay Golf Course Ted Himka
1983 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jim Empley
1982 Chambers Bay Golf Course Kurt Oldson
1981 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Bodenhamer
1980 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dave Russell
1979 Chambers Bay Golf Course Scott Alexander
1978 Chambers Bay Golf Course Fred Couples
1977 Chambers Bay Golf Course K. C. Anderson
1976 Chambers Bay Golf Course Joe Runte
1975 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bob Burton
1974 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Tuft
1973 Chambers Bay Golf Course Craig Matson
1972 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jim Stevenson
1971 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jim Everham
1970 Chambers Bay Golf Course Rick Weihe
1969 Chambers Bay Golf Course Don Scott
1968 Chambers Bay Golf Course Don Scott
1967 Chambers Bay Golf Course Mahlon Moe
1966 Chambers Bay Golf Course Tom Storey
1965 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bob Boldt
1964 Chambers Bay Golf Course Tom Storey
1963 Chambers Bay Golf Course Tom Storey
1962 Chambers Bay Golf Course Kermit Zarley
1961 Chambers Bay Golf Course Kermit Zarley
1960 Chambers Bay Golf Course Hal Jacobsen
1959 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dick Williams
1958 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dick Williams
1957 Chambers Bay Golf Course Gordon MacKenzie
1956 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dick Price
1955 Chambers Bay Golf Course Erv Parent
1954 Chambers Bay Golf Course Erv Parent
1953 Chambers Bay Golf Course Dick Price
1952 Chambers Bay Golf Course Eddie Draper
1951 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bill Schaeffer
1950 Chambers Bay Golf Course Al Mengert
1949 Chambers Bay Golf Course Al Mengert
1948 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jack Westland
1947 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jack Westland
1946 Chambers Bay Golf Course Marvin (Bud) Ward
1945 Chambers Bay Golf Course No Tournament - WWII
1944 Chambers Bay Golf Course No Tournament - WWII
1943 Chambers Bay Golf Course No Tournament - WWII
1942 Chambers Bay Golf Course No Tournament - WWII
1941 Chambers Bay Golf Course Al Campbell
1940 Chambers Bay Golf Course No Tournament
1939 Chambers Bay Golf Course Al Campbell
1938 Chambers Bay Golf Course Marvin (Bud) Ward
1937 Chambers Bay Golf Course Rudy Holm
1936 Chambers Bay Golf Course Leslie Leal
1935 Chambers Bay Golf Course Leslie Leal
1934 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Shields
1933 Chambers Bay Golf Course Harry Givan
1932 Chambers Bay Golf Course Forest Watson
1931 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Shields
1930 Chambers Bay Golf Course John Shields
1929 Chambers Bay Golf Course Alex Duncan
1928 Chambers Bay Golf Course C. D. Hunter
1927 Chambers Bay Golf Course William Yost
1926 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bon Stein
1925 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bon Stein
1924 Chambers Bay Golf Course Jack Westland
1923 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bon Stein
1922 Chambers Bay Golf Course Bon Stein