Championship Matches Finalized for 109th Oregon Amateur, 35th Oregon Senior Women's Amateur | Oregon Golf Association

Championship Matches Finalized for 109th Oregon Amateur, 35th Oregon Senior Women's Amateur

BEND, Ore. ­­– The Championship matches of the 109th Oregon Amateur and 35th Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur are set to take place Saturday, June 22, at Bend Golf Club in Bend, Ore. after quarterfinal and semifinal matches took place on Friday.

The Men’s Championship will feature Spencer Tibbits (Vancouver, Wash.) against Robbie Ziegler (Portland, Ore.). The Women’s Championship match will include Ellie Slama (Salem, Ore.) against Jessica Young (Wedderburn, Ore.). In the Senior Women’s Championship, Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) will play against Sandy Cameron (Redmond, Ore.).

The men and women final matches will be 36-holes, with the first tee times at 8:00 and 8:15 AM. The senior women finals will be 18-holes, with the Championship match and the first flight teeing off at 12:00 and 12:15 PM. The men and women will then follow at 12:30 and 12:45 PM with their second 18.

The public is welcome to watch the final matches on Saturday morning at Bend Golf Club.

The Men’s Championship will feature a current Oregon State student athlete (Tibbits) against a former University of Oregon golfer (Ziegler). Tibbits, a member of the 2017-18 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, advanced to Saturday’s final by defeating Santa Clara University’s Michiel Eyre (Salem, Ore.) 3&2 in the quarterfinals and 2016 and 2017 Oregon Amateur runner-up Brian Humphreys (Vancouver, Wash.) 5&4 in the semifinals.

Tibbits is playing in his first Oregon Amateur. He won the 2016 Oregon Junior Amateur and Oregon Junior Stroke Play Championships, and finished second individually at the 2015 Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches.

Ziegler is another former Oregon Junior Golfer who was a member of the Oregon Men’s Golf Team’s national semifinal team in 2012. To reach this year’s final, he beat Michael Senatra (Happy Valley, Ore.) 2&1 in the quarters and defeated San Jose State rising junior Bryce Wortman (Creswell, Ore.) 3&2 in the semifinals.

Along with Tibbits, Ziegler is a past Oregon Junior Amateur champion, winning in 2006, and also represented Oregon at the Eddie Hogan Cup.

The Women’s Championship will include a current college player (Slama) versus a former student athlete (Young). Slama had a stellar freshman season with Oregon State, as she broke a school record for lowest scoring average during a season. To reach the finals, she defeated Madi Daniel (Bakersfield, Calif.) of the University of Oregon in 19 holes, and beat Colorado State rising junior and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball champion Ellen Secor (Portland, Ore.), 4&3 in the semifinals.

Slama is a two-time Oregon Junior Amateur champion (2015 & 2017).

Young is a recent graduate from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she completed a stellar career on the women’s golf team. To reach tomorrow’s final, Young beat three-time Oregon Women’s Amateur champion and University of Arizona rising senior Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.), 2-up in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Young played 2015 Oregon Women’s Amateur runner-up and Washington State player Madison Odiorne (Bend, Ore.). Young won the match 3&1 to advance to her first Oregon Women’s Amateur final.

The Senior Women’s Championship will feature Tennant attempting to win her second-consecutive title. The No. 2 seed in match play, Tennant won two matches on Friday – A 3&2 win over two-time champion Leilani Norman (Eugene, Ore.) and a 4&3 victory over 2016 winner Anita Wicks (Roseburg, Ore.).

Cameron, a newcomer to the Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur, was the medalist during stroke play qualifying. She beat Joori Kim (West Linn, Ore.) 3&1 in Friday morning’s quarterfinal match, and came back to defeat 2004 champion Marcia Fisher (Molalla, Ore.) 1-up in the semifinals. At one point against Fisher, Cameron was 6-down – only to come back and earn a spot in the Championship match.

The Senior Women’s Flight I Championship match will feature Barbara Walley (Bend, Ore.) against Susie Hammitt (Cincinnati, Ohio).

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