BC Golf News, with files from Scotty Crouthamel Pacific Northwest Golf Association
July 13, 2013, (ISN) – It took Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash. only 30 holes in his final 36-hole match play contest against Hans Reimers of Albany, Ore. to win the 112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. Thursday.
Last month Peck won the Washington State Amateur, which was held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. A links layout with fescue grasses, Chambers Bay prepared Peck for this week’s championship at Bandon Dunes, known for its links courses and hard, fescue fairways.
“I had never been to Bandon Dunes before (this week),” said Peck. “On the final day at Chambers, the wind blew really hard, and I realized I really needed to figure out how to hit knock-down shots.”
Along with the knock-down shots, Peck brought his power game to Bandon, consistently outdriving his opponents and reaching every par-5 in two shots.
Peck won the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur, and recently completed his collegiate playing career at Texas A&M. He has qualified to play in this year’s U.S. Amateur Public Links, and intends to play in the PGA Tour’s Q-School this fall.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has previously hosted this championship in 2000, and it was won by current PGA Tour player Jeff Quinney.
Past champions of the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship include Tiger Woods, Jeff Quinney, Ben Crane, Jeff Coston, Nick Flanagan, Jim McLean and PNGA Hall of Famers Chandler Egan, Harry Givan, Jack Westland, Bud Ward and George Holland, among others. After winning the 1994 championship, Woods said, “The PNGA Men’s Amateur will always be very special to me since it’s my first men’s amateur victory.”