Carrigan and Proteau named PNGA Players of the Year

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The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the Players of the Year for the 2013 championship season. The talented group of recipients includes Canada’s own Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, B.C. in the Men’s Mid-Amateur category and Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. in the Women’s Mid-Amateur category.

Other golfers taking home honours in their respective divisions were Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash. in the Men’s category; Kendall Prince of Lake Oswego, Ore. in the Women’s category; Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. in the Senior Men’s category; Lisa Smego of Olympia, Wash. in the Senior Women’s category; Frank Garber of Kirkland, Wash. in the Junior Boys’ category; and Gigi Stoll of Beaverton, Ore. in the Junior Girls’ category.

This is Carrigan’s second consecutive PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honour. His exceptional year included repeating as champion of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. He also finished third in the BC Amateur, tied for seventh in the Canadian Amateur, tied for sixth in the Sahalee Players Championship, and tied for third in the Peru Invitational. He also competed in the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

Proteau is also receiving her second consecutive Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honour, and her year also included repeating as champion of the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. She also won the BC Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, after finishing runner-up last year. She qualified for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, making it to the Round 16, and made it to the Round of 32 in the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur. She also tied for 13th in the BC Women’s Amateur.

The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association. Awards are given annually in eight different categories: Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Junior Boys’, Junior Girls’, Men’s Mid-Amateur and Women’s Mid-Amateur. The awards are officially presented at the PNGA Annual Meeting in the spring.

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