Date: August 6, 2019 — August 8, 2019

Course: Palouse Ridge Golf Club

1260 Palouse Ridge Drive
Pullman, WA 99163

Championship Details

Eligibility: Entries are open to amateur golfers who: (a) are on the exemption list; or (b) qualify at one of the four regional qualifiers. Entrants must be members in good standing of a WA Golf member club and have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index, issued by a WA Golf member club, not exceeding 8.4 at the time of entry.

Format: 54-hole stroke play competition (gross only). There will be 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.

Age: No age requirements

Handicap Limit: 8.4

Field Limit: 120 (Field fill method: Exempt players followed by regional qualifiers. Players not on the exemption list must qualify at one of the four regional qualifiers).

Entry Fee: $225 (Qualifiers pay the $100 qualifying entry fee plus the remaining $125 if they advance to the championship).

Cart Fee: Carts are not permitted. Spectator carts are not permitted.

Entry Deadline: July 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

Entry Includes: Two or three rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls, tee prize, player lunch following first and second round play, Kusak crystal awards and a ~$5,000 merchandise payout for top-finishers.

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

WAGR event







  • Champion earns an exemption into the 11th WA Golf Champion of Champions being played at The Home Course in DuPont, WA in April of 2020.
  • Champion earns an exemption into the 119th PNGA Amateur Championship being played  in July of 2020.
  • Champion earns an exemption into the 94th WA Golf Men’s Amateur being played  in August of 2020.
  • Champion earns an exemption into the 54th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship being played  in July of 2020.
  • Champion earns an exemption into the 26th Sahalee Players Championship being played at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA in July of 2020.

Past Champions

Year Location Champion
2019 Palouse Ridge Golf Club Reid Hatley
2018 Gamble Sands RJ Manke
2017 Tumble Creek At Suncadia Joe Highsmith
2016 Tacoma Country & Golf Club Chase Carlson
2015 Suncadia Golf Resort Charles Kern
2014 Wine Valley Golf Club Tyler Salsbury
2013 Chambers Bay Golf Course Cameron Peck
2012 Eagles Pride Golf Course Chris Williams
2011 McCormick Woods Golf Club Jarred Bossio
2010 White Horse Golf Club Jeremy Wendelken
2009 Palouse Ridge Golf Club Austin Hurt
2008 The Links At Moses Pointe Richard Lee
2007 Gold Mountain Golf Club Joel Dahmen
2006 McCormick Woods Golf Club Zach Bixier
2005 The Links At Moses Pointe Alex Prugh
2004 Lake Spanaway Golf Course Joseph Lanza
2003 Homestead Golf and Country Club Dan Potter
2002 Walla Walla Country Club Alex Stamey
2001 Sudden Valley Golf Course Brock Mackenzie
2000 Druids Glen Golf Club Brandon Smith
1999 Eagles Pride Golf Course Ryan Lavoie
1998 Wenatchee Golf & Country Club Jess Daley
1997 Gold Mountain Golf Club Rob Rashell
1996 Indian Summer Golf & Country Club Darren Slackman
1995 Apple Tree Golf Course Ken Bensel
1994 Sudden Valley Golf Course Karl Smith
1993 Longview Country Club Eric Lohman
1992 Moses Lake Golf Club John Henriot
1991 Tumwater Valley Golf Course Chris Jorgensen
1990 Meadow Springs Country Club Jim Zimmerman
1989 Kitsap Golf & Country Club Todd Gjesvold
1988 Sudden Valley Golf Course Derk Hannigan
1987 Moses Lake Golf Club Tim Cruikshank
1986 Glendale Country Club Bill Bradley
1985 Meadow Springs Country Club Rick Garber
1984 Sudden Valley Golf Course Ted Himka
1983 Eagles Pride Golf Course Jim Empley
1982 Moses Lake Golf Club Kurt Oldson
1981 Sudden Valley Golf Course John Bodenhamer
1980 Meadow Springs Country Club Dave Russell
1979 Meridian Valley Country Club Scott Alexander
1978 Olympia Country & Golf Club Fred Couples
1977 Moses Lake Golf Club K. C. Anderson
1976 The Cedars At Dungeness Joe Runte
1975 Indian Canyon Golf Course Bob Burton
1974 Kitsap Golf & Country Club John Tuft
1973 Indian Canyon Golf Course Craig Matson
1972 Rainier Golf & Country Club Jim Stevenson
1971 Fairwood Golf and Country Club Jim Everham
1970 Bellingham Golf and Country Club Rick Weihe
1969 Columbia Point Golf Course Don Scott
1968 Oakbrook Golf Club Don Scott
1967 Moses Lake Golf Club Mahlon Moe
1966 Overlake Golf & Country Club Tom Storey
1965 Kalispel Golf & Country Club Bob Boldt
1964 Everett Golf & Country Club Tom Storey
1963 Yakima Country Club Tom Storey
1962 Olympia Country & Golf Club Kermit Zarley
1961 Fircrest Golf Club Kermit Zarley
1960 Inglewood Golf Club Hal Jacobsen
1959 Clarkston Golf and Country Club Dick Williams
1958 Bellingham Golf and Country Club Dick Williams
1957 Kitsap Golf & Country Club Gordon MacKenzie
1956 Everett Golf & Country Club Dick Price
1955 Kalispel Golf & Country Club Erv Parent
1954 Fircrest Golf Club Erv Parent
1953 Longview Country Club Dick Price
1952 Kalispel Golf & Country Club Eddie Draper
1951 Bill Schaeffer
1950 Bellingham Golf and Country Club Al Mengert
1949 Wenatchee Golf & Country Club Al Mengert
1948 Kalispel Golf & Country Club Jack Westland
1947 Everett Golf & Country Club Jack Westland
1946 Marvin (Bud) Ward
1945 No Tournament - WWII
1944 No Tournament - WWII
1943 No Tournament - WWII
1942 No Tournament - WWII
1941 Al Campbell
1940 No Tournament
1939 Al Campbell
1938 Marvin (Bud) Ward
1937 Rudy Holm
1936 Leslie Leal
1935 Leslie Leal
1934 John Shields
1933 Harry Givan
1932 Forest Watson
1931 John Shields
1930 John Shields
1929 Alex Duncan
1928 C. D. Hunter
1927 William Yost
1926 Bon Stein
1925 Bon Stein
1924 Jack Westland
1923 Grays Harbor Country Club Bon Stein
1922 Yakima Country Club Bon Stein