Koppenberg wins Washington Mid-Am

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Updated: September 30, 2021

Jacob Koppenberg shot rounds of 69-70 to easily claim the title in the 12th Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, held at historic Bellingham (Wash.) Golf and Country Club.

Koppenberg, a longtime Bellingham resident playing on his home course, finished six shots ahead of Matt Rawitzer of New York and Colton Kleis of Seattle, who tied for second. Koppenberg was the only player in the full field of 120 who finished under par for the championship, with players battling gusty winds and periods of rain over the two days.

Koppenberg played collegiately at Western Washington University, where he twice was named NCAA All-American. After college he played briefly on the mini-tours, trying to earn his way onto the PGA Tour. But he returned to Bellingham, regained his amateur status, got married and started a career in business development and is now a father of two boys, including a two-week old baby.