Gailey, Lobis Take Honors at Tournament of Major Champions
SISTERS, Ore. – Victoria Gailey edged Ashley Zhu in a playoff and Keith Lobis fired a 3-under par 69 en route to respective medalist honors at the 2017 Tournament of Major Champions played Sept. 16 at Aspen Lakes GC in Sisters, Ore.
Gailey (Tigard, Ore.) recorded birdie on the fourth playoff hole for the win over Zhu (Salem, Ore.), with each player posting 1-over-par 73 before the playoff in the Girls 15-18 Division. Hailey Oster (Camas, Wash.) finished third at 5-over-par.
Lobis (Camas, Wash.) registered six birdies, including the last two holes, for his tournament-best score in the Junior Boys 16-18 Division. Craig Ronne (Klamath Falls, Ore.) finished in second place with a 1-under 71.
Other Division Winners Include:
Pee Wee Girls 10-11: Natalie Yen (West Linn, Ore.)
Int. Girls: Elise Deschaine (Portland, Ore.)
Pee Wee Boys 8-9: Grady Kane (West Linn, Ore.)
Pee Wee Boys 10-11: Adam Wrenn (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
Int. Boys: Graham Moody (Vancouver, Wash.)
Boys 14-15: Owen Huntington (Camas, Wash.)
Oregon Junior Golf also announced that Craig Ronne and Ellie Slama received 2017 Player of the Year Honors. The Player of the Year Award is determined by a vote of the Oregon Junior Golf Committee.
Ronne's accomplishments include a tie for first at the Centennial Junior, Championship honors at the Peter Jacobsen Junior Challenge, Oregon Junior Stroke Play (where he won by 7 shots), and Oregon Junior Amateur. In addition, Ronne competed on a national level representing Oregon Junior Golf by making the Junior America's Cup Team (Team Oregon finished 5th) and Team Oregon #1 for the Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches. Craig also finished T12 at the IMG Academy Junior Work Championships in San Diego, CA.
Slama received Championship honors at the Peter Jacobsen Junior Challenge, the Oregon Junior Stroke Play (where she won by 13 shots), and the Oregon Junior Amateur. Nationally, Slama competed in the Girls Junior America's Cup (Team Oregon finished 5th), and she was co-medalist at the PNW Girls Junior PGA Championship. At the IMG Academy Junior World Championship, Slama finished T17 and at the Girls Junior PGA Championship, she finished T30. Slama also competed in the USGA Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship, advancing to the Round of 16 with her partner, Amanda Minni. Slama just began her collegiate career at Oregon State University where she will play on the Women's Golf Team for the Beavers.