UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Cole Madey (West Linn, Ore.), Brian Humphreys (Washougal, Wash.), and Will Snow (Vancouver, Wash.) will represent the OGA at this year’s Morse Cup Team Competition, taking place simultaneously during the 51st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash.
This year’s Pacific Coast Amateur Championship will commence July 18-21, 2017, with the Morse Cup taking place the first two days of the 72-hole competition. The best two of three scores from each team will count for the Morse Cup portion of the event.
Madey, a rising junior at UCLA, won the 108th Oregon Amateur Championship played at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn just last month. His dominating performance showed through both stroke play qualifying, in which he won medalist honors, and match play, never playing the 18th hole during the six matches he played. Adding to his recent success, last week Madey qualified for this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship to be held later this summer.
Humphreys has had an outstanding past two years in OGA competitions, as well as a stellar freshman year at Boise State University. He became the first Mountain West freshman to ever win the individual title at the conference tournament in 2017. In OGA events, he’s advanced to the finals of the Oregon Amateur two-consecutive years, falling to Madey in this year’s Championship. He also advanced to 2017 U.S. Open sectional qualifying, and finished T3 in the 2016 Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship.
Snow is a former golfer and soccer player at Concordia University in Portland. In 2016, Snow earned a tie for medalist honors at the OGA Men’s Team Championship, and also advanced to the semifinals with his playing partner at the Inaugural Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship. In 2017, Snow has had plenty of success – finishing runner-up at the 2017 OGA Tournament of Champions, earning a top-10 finish in stroke play qualifying at the 108th Oregon Amateur, advancing to the quarterfinals of the match play portion of the event.
The team representing the Pacific Northwest Golf Association features two Oregon natives and OGA competitors – Sulman Raza (Eugene, Ore.) and Dylan Wu (Medford, Ore.). Raza won the 2015 Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship, while Wu finished runner-up in the 2015 Oregon Amateur. The two were both members of last year’s OGA Morse Cup squad.
ABOUT THE PACIFIC COAST AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio in 1901. After being played until 1911, The Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club in 1967. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association.
Held on an annual basis since 1967, the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship boasts a rich history of showcasing some of the most talented golfers in the United States and Canada.
Past champions of the Pacific Coast Amateur who have gone on to successful professional careers include PGA Tour winners Billy Mayfair (1987, 1988), Jason Gore (1997) and Ben Crane (1998) as well as Web.com Tour winners and brothers Michael Putnam (2004) and Andrew Putnam (2010).
Spectators and media are welcome to attend with entrance being free of charge.