Hanson wins WSGA Mid-Amateur

Updated: October 2, 2019

Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) shot rounds of 68-73 to win the 10th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, held this week at Mill Creek (Wash.) Country Club.

Hanson had begun today’s final round with a one-stroke lead over Justin Haines (Seattle), but in tough windy conditions on the tight layout of Mill Creek, Hanson was the only one who held it together as the rest of the field fell away.

This is the first Washington State title Hanson, who has won eight Pacific Northwest (PNGA) titles. He has twice finished runner-up in the Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur, in 2015 and 2010.

The defending champion, Reid Hatley (Hayden Lake, Idaho), shot rounds of 74-70 to finish in second place, three shots back of Hanson. Hatley has won this title twice already, in 2016 and 2018.