Brandes, Hunter, Cook and Fisher all win titles at PNGA Senior Amateurs

Updated: July 2, 2021

PNGA Hall of Famer Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. won the 56th PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur while David Hunter of Federal Way, Wash. claimed the 11th Super Senior Men’s title.

On the women’s side, Rosie Cook of Bend, Ore. captured the 34th Senior Women’s; and PNGA Hall of Famer Marcia Fisher of Molalla, Ore. went wire-to-wire in winning the 9th Super Senior Women’s Amateur.

The four championships were held concurrently at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash. All four were three-day, 54-hole stroke-play competitions put on by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

Brandes shot all three rounds under par (71-69-70), the only player in the field to do so, and was six ahead of second-place finishers Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Michael Jackson of Redmond, Ore. 

Hunter put together rounds of 71-74-74 to win the Super Senior Men’s by two shots over Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore.  In 2019, Hunter won the Washington Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

In very windy conditions, Cook shot a solid 2-over-par 74 in the final round, which included shooting 2-under-par on the back nine. 

In the Super Senior Women’s, Fisher went wire-to-wire in capturing the title. She opened with a 1-under-par 71, the only under-par round of the entire field in her division, and never looked back.