Bob Harrington Earns Medalist Honors during 34th Oregon Senior Men's Amateur
WOODBURN, ORE. – Bob Harrington (Portland, Ore.) earned medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in match play after stroke play qualifying Tuesday at the 34th Oregon Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, commencing this week at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
The top 32 players advanced to the championship bracket, while the remaining players were sorted into two different flights.
Harrington, who last year qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, fired a 4-under par 68 on Tuesday, besting the field for the No. 1 seed in match play beginning Wednesday. His round included a blistering 31 (-5) on the front nine, including two eagles, while a steady 37 (+1) on the back nine kept him in the lead. Earlier in 2017, Harrington advanced to the round of 16 at the Oregon Amateur Championship, while also earning first-alternate honors in U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying.
Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.), the winner of this event the past three years, opted to take the No. 2 seed in match play.
Two players finished one shot behind Harrington during stroke play qualifying – Randy Mahar (Portland, Ore.) and Denny Taylor (Gladstone, Ore.). Michael Jackson (Redmond, Ore.) and Tim O’Neal (Vancouver, Wash.) were the other players to shoot under-par on Tuesday, both finishing at 2-under par (70).
Players in the championship bracket will play round of 32 and round of 16 matches on Wednesday. Quarterfinal and semifinal matches will take place on Thursday, with the final match occurring on Friday, Sept. 8th.