Taylor Named PNGA Men's Player of the Year

Nov. 4, 2009

SEATTLE - Husky senior golfer Nick Taylor was named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Men's Player of the Year. It marks the second-consecutive year that he has been honored as PNGA's Player of the Year.

'It's an honor to win again,' said Taylor, who was one-of-three Husky All-Americans last season. 'Last year's award was really cool and this year's is just great too.

'My year was real busy and I played really consistent. This has been my only downtime for awhile, but it's really nice to be rewarded for such a fun year of golf.'

Taylor can add this award to his already impressive 2009 trophy case. He was honored in September as the World's Top Amateur by the R&G Golf Club of St. Andrews.

He earned the award by winning five NCAA tournaments, finished runner-up in both the NCAA West Regional and Pac-10 Championship, finished ninth in the NCAA Championship and received both NCAA first team All-American and Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.

During the summer, Taylor won the Sahalee Players Championship, finished runner up at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, finished third in the Canadian Men's Amateur, and placed 36th at the U.S. Open to receive the Low Amateur medal.

Taylor is still the R&A's No. 1 ranked amateur golfer in the world.

Each year, the PNGA conducts 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors throughout the Northwest. PNGA championships are recognized as among the finest amateur events in North America. Each has a long and unique history with some of the greatest names in golf as past champions, including Joanne Carner, Fred Couples, and Tiger Woods, to name just a few.

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501(c)3 charitable, international amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of the game of golf and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

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