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07/20/19 —
The Oregon Golf Association will administer three USGA qualifying competitions over the course of two days. All three events will be played at OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. The U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifier is set for Monday, July 22 with 72 players competing for two spots in the U.S. Amateur Championship set for Aug. 12-18 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. Start Times Both the senior men and senior women will play their qualifying on Tuesday, July 23. On the senior men’s side, there are 46 registrants who will compete for two spots into the U.S. Senior Amateur...
07/19/19 —
COURTESY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLF ASSOCIATION Rino Sasaki of Japan defeated Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. 12&11 in the final match to win the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur; while Gretchen Johnson outlasted Amanda Jacobs, both of Portland, 2-up to win the 18th Women’s Mid-Amateur. Both championships were held concurrently this week on the par-71 Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). Mid-Am Results Photos The Women’s Mid-Amateur final was a rematch of last year’s final, when Jacobs defeated...
07/19/19 —
Kyra Ly won the Girls Open 12-18 Division while Collin Hodgkinson won the Boys Open 14-18 Division at the Klamath Basin Junior Championship played July 17-18 at Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls. Results Ly posted scores of 73 and 71 en route to finishing the event at even par, one stroke better than Baylee Hammericksen (76-69-145) who finished alone in second place. The win was Ly’s third this July having also topped the field at the Central Willamette Junior Championship played July 8-9 and the Oregon Junior Stroke Play the week prior to that. Hodgkinson (67-71-138), one of 10 players in the...
07/18/19 —
The Explore Oregon Golf Passport is a program that allows golfers to play an 18-hole round (with cart included) at participating golf courses across the region for a fee of $30 or less . Click Here to Buy Click Here for More Info on All 81 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Indian Creek Golf Course is one of nine participating golf courses in the Columbia Gorge / Northeast Oregon area . The Passport rate at Indian Creek GC is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used two times. Brief Description: Situated in the beautiful Hood River Valley surrounded by orchards and wineries,...
07/17/19 —
The tandem of Billy Pollock and Jack Pennington won the open division while Bradley Karns and Mark Bowler triumphed in the senior division at the 4th Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship played July 14-17 at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell. Pollock-Pennington defeated top-seed Alec Berrey and Nick Van Vleet in Wednesday’s championship match. The winning duo jumped out to a lead on the first hole and never looked back, holding a 4 up advantage from the 11th hole until the match’s conclusion. Results Photos The No. 6 seed in the 23-team match play bracket for the open division...
07/16/19 —
Graham Moody and Yvonne Vinceri won the top boys and girls divisions respectively at the Southern Oregon Junior Championship played July 15-16 at Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford. Results Moody shot back-to-back 70s en route to finishing the event 4-under par (70-70-140) – three strokes ahead of Riggs Loftin (69-74-143) who took second place in the Boys Open 14-18 Division. Vinceri finished 4-over par (74-74-148) to take the Girls Open 12-18 Division title. She was six strokes better than Kyra Ly (79-75-154), who finished 10-over par in second place. A complete listing of winners for each...
07/15/19 —
The Explore Oregon Golf Passport is a program that allows golfers to play an 18-hole round (with cart included) at participating golf courses across the region for a fee of $30 or less . Click Here to Buy Click Here for More Info on All 81 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Illinois Valley Golf Club is one of 13 participating golf courses in the Southern Oregon area . The Passport rate at Illinois Valley GC is $22 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used two times. Brief Description: llinois Valley is a semi-private nine-hole golf course with a narrow layout and small greens that...
07/15/19 —
Doctor: Maggie Simons Nickname(s): Mags, LadyPro Facility: The Oregon Golf Club Best Golfing Moment: Winning two North Carolina Women's Amateur Championships Worst Golfing Moment: Playing Pinehurst #2 in the North & South Amateur and mistakenly teeing off from a longer set of tees on the 11th hole and missing the cut by 1 shot! The Shot Doctor is back again this year with a new and improved video format. The OGA, in collaboration with the Oregon Chapter of the PGA, will share video instructional features over the next few months. This month's feature is brought to you by Maggie Simons,...
07/15/19 —
By Kelly Neely, Sr. Dir., Handicapping & Course Rating Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives Come to the Dark Side – Round 1 You may have read the title and immediately assumed that this edition of the Handicap Hub is going to be about what many truly consider to be the Dark Side of Handicapping – the dreaded S-word – Sandbagging. Unfortunately, that could be a 10-part series or a bad reality show and nobody needs that. But because the scandalous subject of sandbagging is so darn entertaining, I will endeavor to delight and amuse you with at least one future article. For now, the Dark Side...
07/11/19 —
The United States Golf Association (USGA) will administer the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship July 15-18 at 7,339-yard, par-71 Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Portland's Brody Marconi and Redmond's Sam Renner advanced to the national championship from the local U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier played June 17 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis. Event Website Qualifier Results The U.S. Junior Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play on July 15 and 16, after which the 156-player field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will be six rounds of match play at the Inverness Club,...
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