The 73rd edition of the Hudson Cup Matches took place at Oswego Lake Country Club on October 14-15. This event pairs the top 10 PNW PGA Professionals against the top 10 Pacific Northwest amateurs in matches patterned after the Ryder Cup. The 30th Senior Hudson Cup Matches were held concurrently, where the top 10 PNW PGA senior Professionals compete against the top 10 Pacific Northwest senior amateurs. The teams were selected based on their competitive records throughout the 2021 season and represent the very best of Northwest golf.

The Professionals won the 73rd Hudson Cup Matches with a two-day point total of 10 ½ to 9 ½.  In the 30th edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the Professionals won the Matches with a two-day point total of 11 to 9. Bryan Tunstill was captain of the Professional team while Brent Murray was captain of the Senior Professional team. Jay Poletiek and Denny Taylor captained the Amateur and Senior Amateur teams, respectively.

The Charles Congdon Award went to Nathan Cogswell (voted on by the professional team) and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Austin Hurt (voted on by the amateur team).  In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Mike Swingle (voted on by the senior professional team) while Mark Knowles was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award (voted on by the senior amateur team).  Austin Hurt, Mark Knowles and Mike Swingle are the only three who were undefeated in all of their matches this year.

73rd Hudson Cup Match Results

30th Senior Hudson Cup Match Results

History of the Championship

The Hudson Cup Matches were created in honor of Robert Hudson of Portland Golf Club in 1949. 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 58 of the 73 matches against the amateurs, losing only 8 and tying 8 matches. The Senior Professionals have won 20 of 30 Senior Hudson Cup Matches, tying once.

Oswego Lake Country Club

Oswego Lake Country Club has been the focal point of the area since its founding by Paul Murphy during the heart of the expansive post-war era of the 20’s. Murphy chose Wm H. Tucker and Sons of NY, builder of some of the most famous courses in America, to build the course, and the architecture firm of Church and Whitehouse to construct the Clubhouse, both of which were completed in 1925.