Sandpines to host week-long PNGA junior tourney

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Beginning Monday, Sandpines Golf Links will be hosting the five-day Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s 63rd annual Junior Boy’s and 62nd annual Girl’s Amateur Championship.

“This tournament is the most prestigious event hosted by Sandpines in the history of Golf in Florence,” said Rick Reed, general manager of Sandpines.

The tournament tees off Monday, Aug. 14, with two days of stroke play, followed by three days of match play, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 18, when individual champions will be crowned.

Tee times will be 7 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday before heading into match play the rest of the week.

There is no cost for spectators who wish to attend the event.

Ninety of the top Junior Boy’s Division amateurs and 36 of the top Junior Girl’s Division amateurs form British Columbia, Washington, Idaho and Oregon will be competing.

“Sandpines is very excited to host this prestigious annual event,” said Reed. “The public is invited to come out and watch some of the Northwest’s finest golfers and future stars of the game.”

For more information, call the Sandpines Golf Links main office at 541-997-1940.

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