The 72nd edition of the Hudson Cup Matches took place at Meadow Springs CC in Richland, WA on October 22-23. This event pairs the top 10 PNW PGA Members against the top 10 PNW amateurs. The 29th Senior Hudson Cup Matches were held concurrently, where the top 10 PNW PGA Senior Members compete against the top 10 Senior PNW amateurs.

The Matches ended with the Professionals winning with a two day point total of 13 ½ to 6 ½ points in the 72nd Hudson Cup Matches.  In the 29th edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the Professionals won the Matches with a two day point total of 11 to 9.

The Charles Congdon Award went to Bjorn Bjorke (voted on by the professional team) and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Matt Epstein (voted on by the amateur team).  In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Walt Porterfield (voted on by the senior professional team) while Steve Prugh was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award (voted on by the senior amateur team).  Matt Epstein is the only one who was undefeated in all of his matches this year.

CLICK HERE to view 72nd Hudson Cup Match Results

CLICK HERE to view 29th Senior Hudson Cup Match Results

Meadow Springs Country Club

Meadow Springs Country Club offers one of the premier golf courses in Washington State. The club was incorporated in July 1973. Its 18-hole private golf course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and is one of Washington State’s top-rated courses.

History of the Championship

Robert A. Hudson was a very successful Portland businessman whose firm, Hudson House, was one of the nation’s leading wholesale grocers. Hudson played golf at Portland Golf Club and was devoted to the game. During World War II, the PGA of America was trying to keep its Tour alive and was in dire need of sponsors. Hudson stepped up to the plate with the urging of Larry Lamberger, Portland Golf Club head professional, and offered to underwrite a 72-hole open tournament with a purse of $10,000. Thus the 1944 Portland Open was born, and Sam Snead won it. Hudson stayed with the program and went on to sponsor the 1945 Portland Open (in which Ben Hogan set the 72-par 72-hole scoring record of 27-under-par 261) and the 1946 PGA Championship, won by Hogan. Hudson went on to sponsor Portland Opens in 1948 and 1949 and the Western Open in 1955, all at Portland Golf Club, and he became the first chairman of the PGA Advisory Committee.

The Professionals have won 57 of the 72 matches against the amateurs, losing only 8 and tying 8 matches.

While the Professionals have been dominating the Hudson Cup Matches, the Senior professionals have also been winning the Senior Hudson Cup Matches.  The Senior Professionals have won 19 of 29 Matches in the 29-year history, tying once.