The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio in 1901. After being played until 1911, the Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club in 1967. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association.

WSGA Qualifications

The Pacific Coast Amateur Points standings will help guide the Committee in their selection of the players but it will not necessarily be the players with the most points. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may consider other factors when selecting PCA participants. The events that will be on the points list are WSGA Match Play, WSGA State Amateur, WSGA Mid-Amateur, & U.S. Open Qualifier(multiple locations). WSGA players may earn WSGA Player of the Year points through a top finish at certain club hosted events throughout Wyoming or at events of national prominence.


Wyoming State Golf Association

Matt Kantor, PGA

Joe Fernau, WSGA Board Member



The Pacific Coast Amateur is open to any male amateur golfer who holds a verifiable handicap index with the USGA or other recognized Association.

The PCGA Recruitment Committee issue Presidential Invitations to a select list of players who are deemed to be the best amateur golfers in the world, allowing them direct entry into the Championship should they wish to utilize the Invitation.

All potential applicants who did not receive a Presidential Invitation will have their playing résumé reviewed by the PCGA Recruitment Committee. The final selections for the field will take place by June 30th of the competition year (date is flexible based on application receptions).

The field is open to 84 players in total. All member associations name their three-player Morse Cup team prior to the start of the Championship.