Idaho golfer wins Master-40

Updated: September 1, 2021

Jesse Hibler of Idaho defeated Craig Larson of Tacoma to win the 46th Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship at Wildhorse Golf Course in Pendleton, Ore. The championship, which is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consists of the top male amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest over the age of 40.

Hibler, the No. 14 seed in the match-play bracket, was down one to Larson, the No. 1 seed, after 10 holes, but Hibler got hot, birdieing and winning the next four holes to take a 3-up lead after 14 before sealing the match on the 16th.

Hibler made a total of eight birdies in just 16 holes during the championship match, which was just too much for Larson to overcome.