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Championship Recap

MOLALLA, ORE. ­­– Arthur Kim (Tigard, Ore.), Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.) and Brad Carey (Lake Oswego, Ore.) won their respective divisions this past weekend at the 73rd OGA Tournament of Champions, held April 1-2 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore.

The first Championship of the OGA season featured club champions from OGA Member Clubs from the past two years, as well as select eligible OGA champions from 2015 and 2016.

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Championship Preview

MOLALLA, ORE. ­­– The 2017 OGA Championship season begins this weekend with the 73rd OGA Tournament of Champions, held Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore.

The season kick-off event features club champions of OGA Member Clubs from the past two years, as well as select eligible OGA champions from 2015 and 2016. There are three divisions in this weekend’s event – Men’s, Women’s, and Senior Men’s.

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Eligibility

Must be an amateur, an OGA member, at least 13 years of age as of April 1st, 2017 and meet one of the following:

  • 2015 or 2016 Men's, Women's or Senior Men's gross club champion of a regular OGA member club or qualifying associate club.
  • 2015 and 2016 individual gross champion of any Championship on the current OGA Men's, Sr. Men's, Women's and Sr. Women's performance points list.
  • the following performance points leaders: Krissy Peterson, Amanda Jacobs and Madison Odiorne
  • all past Oregon Women's Amateur Champions.
  • the 2016 Hudson Cup Team.
  • the 2016 OGA Men's Team Champions: Gaston De La Torre, Jake O'Neal, Jonathan Romano and William Snow Royal Oaks Country Club
  • the 2016 Oregon Junior Stroke Play Champions Spencer Tibbits and Victoria Gailey. 2016 Oregon Junior Amateur Champions Spencer Tibbits and Haley Greb.
  • the 2016 OGA Tour Championship Open and Senior individual gross champions, Scott Dwyer and Brad Carey.

Format

36-hole stroke play gross competition with Men’s, Women’s and Senior Men's Divisions. In the event of a tie for the Men’s, Women’s or Senior Men's Championship, the Champion will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.

Fee

$145

Fee Details

$145.00 entry fee must accompany your entry and will include:

  • 3 Rounds of golf - One practice round and two competition rounds
  • OGA hosted lunch on Saturday
  • Tee Prizes
  • Merchandise certificate awards will be given to top finishers
  • Special awards from Jones Sports Co. will be issued to the Gross Men's, Women's and Senior Men's Champions

Refunds are not available after the closing deadline of March 22nd, except for documented medical reasons. All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative fee.

Deadline Details

Entries will be accepted according to the date of receipt of entry and entry fee. Entry deadline March 22nd. Entries by telephone, fax, or email must accompany payment and must be received by 5pm of the deadline. Online entries are accepted until midnight. Late entries will be accepted and placed on an alternate's list to fill spots if they become available up until a time that the OGA Staff establishes. Late entries will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by the correct entry fee, plus an additional fee of $25. Contestants must contact the OGA in order to submit a late entry.

Exemptions

Defending Champions Jake Dukeminier, Columbia Edgewater CC, Bill Winter, Columbia Edgewater CC & Jenny Krause, Emerald Valley GC. All exempt players must file an entry by the deadline.

Practice Round Details

Players may call Arrowhead Golf Club at 503-829-8080, starting March 23rd to make practice round arrangements. Practice rounds are available on a space available basis after 12pm Monday - Friday and after 2pm on weekends. Contestants are eligible for one complimentary practice round.  Additional practice rounds will be available for $60 per round. Practice rounds are for contestants only and will not be extended to guests, caddies, or family members. You must identify yourself as a Tournament of Champions contestant in order to receive your free practice round. Players who wish to use their practice round are expected to abide by all club rules including pace of play.

Field Limit

Field will be limited to the first 21 qualified women, 87 qualified men and 36 qualified senior men. Entries will be accepted according to the date of receipt of entry and entry fee.

Performance Points

Points for the 2017 Tournament of Champions will count for the following team competitions: the 2017 Morse Cup Team, 2017 Hudson Cup Team, 2017 USGA Women's State Team, the 2018 PNGA Cup Team and half points for the 2018 USGA Men's State Team. All points awarded from the men’s or women's performance points schedule will count towards senior men’s or senior women's points.

Men's Performance Points Schedule

Senior Men's Performance Points Schedule

Women's Performance Points Schedule

OGA Net Performance Points Adjustment (KTPS)

The OGA Tournament Committee has instituted a policy by which they reserve the right to adjust the Course Handicap of any competitor in future competitions. This Policy is based on a modification of the Knuth Tournament Performance Points System (KTPS) as licensed from Dean Knuth.

A reduction of a competitor’s Course Handicap will be based on the following criteria:  

High finishes in any Net portion of a 36 hole OGA championship with 81 participants or more in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 12, 2nd = 10, 3rd = 8, 4th =  6, 5th = 4.

High finishes in any Net portion of a 36 hole OGA championship with 80 participants or less in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 8, 2nd = 6, 3rd = 4, 4th = 2.

High finishes in any Net portion of an 18 hole OGA competition (OGA Tour – Individual Series) during a one year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1.

High finishes in any Net portion of an 18 hole OGA competition (OGA Tour – Partner Series) during a one year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1 – 9 teams 1st = 3, 10 – 19 teams 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, and 20+ teams 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1.

Any contestant who accumulates 17 points over the stated period may have their Course Handicap reduced by 1 stroke for use during the competition.

Any contestant who accumulates more than 17 points during the stated period will have their Course Handicap reduced an additional 1 stroke for each additional two points accumulated.

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 2, 2017
Location: 
Arrowhead Golf Club
28301 Cascade Hwy
Molalla, OR 97038
Phone: 503-829-8080
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