Five 2018 OGA Championships Host Facility, Date Confirmed
Winter might be on its way, but it’s never too early to start thinking tournament golf.
Five of the OGA’s 2018 Championships have been scheduled for next spring and summer, so mark your calendar:
- 74th OGA Tournament of Champions: April 7-8, 2018, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club - South Course (Aloha, Ore.)
- 109th Oregon Amateur Championship: June 18-23, 2018, Bend Golf & Country Club (Bend, Ore.)
- 35th Oregon Senior Women's Amateur Championship: June 20-23, 2018, Bend Golf & Country Club (Bend, Ore.)
- 68th OGA Parent-Child Chapman: July 14-15, 2018, Salem Golf Club (Salem, Ore.)
- 66th Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship: July 20-22, 2018, Arrowhead Golf Club (Molalla, Ore.)
The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club - South Course, recently renovated, will play host to the first championship of the year, the 2018 OGA Tournament of Champions for the first time. In 2015, The Reserve's North Course hosted the Oregon Amateur Championship. Last year, at Arrowhead Golf Club, Arthur Kim (Tigard, Ore.), Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.), and Brad Carey (Lake Oswego, Ore.) won their respective divisions at the OGA ToC.
Oregon’s pinnacle amateur golf event, the Oregon Amateur Championship heads to Central Oregon for the second time in three years (Black Butte Ranch – Glaze Meadow hosted in 2015). Bend Golf & Country Club will be hosting its third Oregon Amateur after hosting in 1978 and 2008. The first time the facility hosted featured Mary Budke as the Women’s Amateur champion – the seventh of her record eight Oregon Women’s Amateur titles. In 2008, Blake Seabaugh (Tigard, Ore.) and Kate Hildahl (now known as Kate Harper) (Portland, Ore.), both active and accomplished competitors, won their first and only Oregon Amateur titles.
Like 2017, the Oregon Senior Women's Amateur will take place concurrently with the Oregon Amateur. Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) won her first Senior Women's title this year, beginning an impressive 2017 where she also won the Oregon Women's Mid-Amateur and earned co-medalist honors at the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship.
This will be the 10th-consecutive year that Salem Golf Club will host the OGA Parent-Child Chapman, and the 20th overall time the facility has served as host of the event. Seen by many as the most fun event of the year, the Parent-Child Chapman features gross and net awards and can include teams featuring parent, grandparent, and in-laws, as well.
Next year’s Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship will stay in the Willamette Valley in 2018, albeit a little north of 2017 host Emerald Valley. Arrowhead Golf Club, the host of the 2017 OGA Tournament of Champions and Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship, will play host to its first Men’s Stroke Play event. At the 2017 championship in Creswell, Concordia golfer Nick Huff (Ridgefield, Wash.) defeated 2016 winner and University of Oregon golfer Kevin Geniza (Corvallis, Ore.) and Trevor Harding (Portland, Ore.) in a three-person playoff. In the Senior Men’s Stroke Play event, held alongside the men’s championship, Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.) won his third-consecutive title and eighth overall in the event. Keith Buckman (West Linn, Ore.) earned the victory in the Master-40 Division in 2016.
We’ll continue to update golfers on confirmed 2018 Championships throughout the winter. Registration for 2018 OGA Championships and OGA Tour events will begin Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.