McNelis wins WSGA Senior Men

Updated: November 6, 2017

Jm McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. made a par on the seventh playoff hole to take the title at the 31st Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur; while John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. completed an unlikely comeback to easily win the 10th Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

Both championships were contested over 54 holes of stroke play, and were held concurrently at Sunland Golf and Country Club in Sequim, Wash. They were conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).

McNelis defeated Paul Houvener of Mill Creek, Wash. in the playoff. The players had finished tied for the lead at 1-over par after three rounds. Houvener had made a birdie on the par-3 15th in the final round to tie McNelis for the lead, which means the two players matched pars for nine consecutive holes before McNelis closed it out on the seventh extra hole.