Beginning as an event for players who wanted a competitive tune-up before the WGA Open, and played at a course halfway between Seattle and Portland, the Midway Challenge is now the oldest regional tournament with the longest history in the Western Golf Alliance.
Today, the Midway Challege involves two separate competitions. The first (morning) round is the sanctioned tournament, played as a stroke play, low NET, individual event to determine the Midway Challege champion. The second (afternoon) round is a team competition between participants from the Portland and Seattle areas, played as a series of NET score matches between representatives from the two locales, with the team collecting the most match points winning.
In even numbered years, as the last tournament held before the WGA Open, this event remains the final tune-up before the Open.
Tour Series Point Structure:
Champion = 250 points
Runner Up = 130 points
Third = 100 points
Fourth = 80 points
Fifth-Eighth = 60 points
Location: Hawks Prairie Golf Club
Date: Third Saturday in July