PNGA announces its Players of Year

Updated: December 3, 2013

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the Players of the Year for the 2013 championship season.

The PNGA has named its 2013 Players of the Year:
Cameron Pack for men
Kendall Prince for women
Kevin Carrigan for Men’s Mid-Amateur
Christina Proteau for Women’s Mid-Amateur
Tom Brades for Senior Men
Lisa Smego for Senior Women
Frank Garber for Junior Boys
Gigi Still for Junior Girls

Here’s a quick look at the winners.

• Peck dominated the field in two of the region’s most prestigious championships, winning the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur and the Washington State Men’s Amateur.

• Prince is receiving her first Women’s Player of the Year honors. After making it to the final match in last year’s Oregon Women’s Amateur and ultimately finishing runner-up, this year she closed the deal by defeating Gigi Stoll (this year’s PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year) in the final match.

• This is Carrigan’s second consecutive Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honor. His exceptional year included repeating as champion of the Canadian Mid-Amateur.

• Proteau is also receiving her second consecutive Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honor, and her year also included repeating as champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

• Brandes enjoyed another dominant season in 2013, as he repeated as champion in the Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur and the Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur.

• Smego should probably also receive a Comeback Player of the Year award of some kind, having come back strong in 2013 after recovering from back surgery.

• Garber’s remarkable year included being both the medalist and champion of the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur; the AAA State High School champion;

• Stoll, a junior at Beaverton (Ore.) High School, was the Oregon Junior Girls’ Amateur champion and medalist and Oregon Junior Girls’ Stroke Play champion