Mitzel claims PNGA Men’s Amateur

Updated: September 3, 2022

Paul Mitzel of Quincy, Wash. won the 120th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship with a 3&2 victory over Colt Sherrell of Maple Valley, Wash. in the 36-hole final match.

The championship was held at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. Both the Olympic and Cascade courses were used for the championship, with the final match being held on the Olympic course.

The championship began with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by 18-hole single elimination match play, concluding with a 36-hole final match. In the morning round, Mitzel got off to a hot start, winning three of the first six holes to get out to an early lead. Sherrell crept back in it and eventually tied the match on the 15th hole, but Mitzel came back with a birdie on No. 17 to take a 1 up lead heading into the afternoon round.