Central Willamette Valley Junior Championship Crowns Stember & Zhu
Nate Stember finished 1-over par and Ashley Zhu finished 6-over en route to winning their respective Open Division titles at the Central Willamette Valley Junior Championship played July 10-11 at both Willamette Valley CC in Canby, Ore., and Arrowhead CC in Molalla.
Stember, from Portland, shot a first-round 73 at the Par 72 Willamette Valley and followed that up with an even-par 71 on Tuesday at Arrowhead. Stember dropped in 25 pars over the 36 holes, to go with five birdies and six bogeys.
Isaac Burger (Redmond, Ore.), Johnny Ward (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Carter Lee (Tillamook, Ore.) finished tied for third at 3-over par.
Zhu, from Salem, tallied a first-round 77 on Monday and 1-over par 72 on Tuesday. Zhu had three birdies in her final round, enough to hold off May Wang (Portland, Ore.) who finished in second place at 8-over par (77-74).
The Oregon Junior Golf Association tournament schedule resumes next week with the Southern Oregon Junior Championship July 17-18 at Rogue Valley CC in Medford, followed immediately by the Klamath Basin Junior Championship slated for July 19-20 at Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls.