Four Players Earn Titles at 2018 Oregon Women's Stroke Play, Super Senior Championships
BEND, Ore. – Ellie Slama (Salem, Ore.) and Carey Watson (Bend, Ore.) won titles on Wednesday at the 28th Oregon Women’s Stroke Play and 13th Oregon Super Senior, respectively. Both events were held concurrently August 14-15, 2018 at Broken Top Club in Bend, Ore.
Two divisions were featured at the Oregon Women’s Stroke Play – Women’s and Senior Women’s. The Super Senior featured three flights for men and two for women, all based on age.
Slama, the rising sophomore at Oregon State, entered play at the Women’s Stroke Play on Wednesday with a three-shot lead after shooting 69 (-3) on Tuesday. However, that lead quickly evaporated on the front nine during the second round, when Slama compiled four bogeys and made the turn at even-par.
The 2018 Oregon Women’s Amateur champion turned things around on the back nine on Wednesday, though. A birdie on No. 10 got her back to red numbers, and birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 pushed her to 3-under total and a one-shot win.
Slama finished with rounds of 69-72 – 141 (-3). Eastern Washington’s Madalyn Ardueser (Eugene, Ore.) made a run on Wednesday, making eagle on the par-5 15th hole and finishing in solo-second place with scores of 73-69 – 142 (-2). Susie Cavanagh (Corvallis, Ore.), teammate of Slama at Oregon State, earned third place, shooting 74-70 – 144 (E).
Anita Wicks (Roseburg, Ore.) held on to win an incredible fifth Oregon Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday. Wicks, who shot a 73 (+1) on Tuesday, started off Wednesday’s round with two double-bogeys in her first three holes. She rebounded with seven pars in a row, then with a birdie on the par-4 11th hole. She finished with a 36-hole total of 73-76 – 149 (+5) to win by one shot.
Ginny Burkey (Eugene, Ore.) earned second place, finishing with two rounds of 75 and a 150 total (+6). Marcia Fisher (Molalla, Ore.) improved by nine shots on Wednesday from her first round, earning third place with scores of 80-71 – 151 (+7).
Watson, this year’s Pacific Northwest Men’s Super Senior champion, earned the win Wednesday in his hometown. One-shot back of Denny Taylor (Gladstone, Ore.) after day one, Watson got off to an unbelievable start, birdieing four of the first seven holes to move to 4-under par overall. A double-bogey set him back two shots on No. 8, but Watson compiled three more birdies in his round, mixed in with a few bogeys. It was enough, however, for a two-shot win.
Watson finished with 36-hole scores of 72-69 – 141 (-3). Taylor earned second place after shooting 71-72 – 143 (-1). Central Oregon resident Charley Griswold (Bend, Ore.) finished in third place, shooting 75-73 – 148 (+4).
In the Women’s Super Senior, Carolyn Turner (Medford, Ore.) earned her first OGA Championship win with a strong showing. Five-shots back after Tuesday’s round, Turner took advantage of the rest of the field’s struggles, shooting 81-82 – 163 to win by four shots. Four-time Women’s Super Senior champion Nettie Morrison (Bend, Ore.) and Mary Jacobs (Portland, Ore.) tied for second at 167 over the two days.