WARRENTON, Ore. - The field size continues to dwindle at the 88th Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur Championship, held this week at Astoria Golf & Country Club in Warrenton, Ore.
After play on Wednesday, all divisions, except the Junior Boys division, are on to the semifinals and will play one match on Thursday. The exceptions are the Championship and 1st Flight of the Junior Boys division, which will play quarterfinal and semifinal matches tomorrow before Friday's final day.
In the Junior Boys Championship Flight, the top two seeds - Nate Stember (Portland, Ore.) and Johnny Ward (Lake Oswego, Ore.) advanced to the quarterfinals. However, the No. 3 seed - Peter Grossenbacher (Eaton, Colo.) and No. 5 seed, Peter Bouchard (Lake Oswego, Ore.), lost in the round of 16 to lower-seeded opponents Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore.) and Tyler Vassar (The Dalles, Ore.).
The Girls Division Championship Flight will feature two outstanding matchups in the semifinals. Olivia Loberg (Bend, Ore.), the stroke play medalist, will play Olivia Venderby (West Linn, Ore.) in one matchup, while Victoria Gailey (Tigard, Ore.) will face Ashley Zhu (Salem, Ore.) in the other semifinal.
In the Boys Division, the Championship Flight features the top four seeds in the semifinals. Scotty Kennon (Bandon, Ore.) will play Ethan Tseng (Portland, Ore.), and Brody Marconi (Portland, Ore.) will play Mateo Fuenmayor (Beaverton, Ore.) in the other matchup.
The Intermediate Girls Division will also feature the top four seeds, as Emily Song (Beaverton, Ore.) will play Sofia Fuenmayor (Beaverton, Ore.) and Jacinda Lee (Camas, Wash.) will play Cierra Ferguson (Lake Oswego, Ore.).
The Intermediate Boys Division included a major upset in the quarterfinals, as No. 8 seed Douglas Bailey (Durham, Ore.) defeated No. 1 seed and medalist Simon Grey (Lake Oswego, Ore.) 4&3. Bailey will play Tye Dechativong (Beaverton, Ore.) in the semifinals. The other semifinal matchup will be Eli Huntington (Camas, Wash.) against Adam Wrenn (Lake Oswego, Ore.).
The Pee Wee Boys Championship Flight semifinals will be Grady Kane (West Linn, Ore.) against Lucas Vanderlip (Gold Beach, Ore.) and Alex Tseng (Portland, Ore.) against Drew Woolworth (Lake Oswego, Ore.). In the Pee Wee Girls Division, the Championship Flight will include Natalie Yen (West Linn, Ore.) vs. Kate Ly (Portland, Ore.) and Cassie Kennon (Bandon, Ore) vs. Erika Kobayashi (Portland, Ore.).