Three OGA Competitors Names to Global Golf Post All-Amateur Teams
Three OGA competitors and members were honored Tuesday by the digital publication Global Golf Post. Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.), Cole Madey (West Linn, Ore.) and Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) all earned accolades in their respective divisions for their local, regional and national success in 2018.
Johnson was named to the Women's Mid-Amateur First Team. She had an outstanding 2018 season, recently earning PNGA Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honors for her successful year. Along with winning her second-consecutive OGA Women's Tournament of Champions, Johnson finished runner-up at the Oregon Women's Mid-Amateur and Pacific Northwest Women's Mid-Amateur. In September, Johnson completed a successful run to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.
Madey, the 2017 Oregon Amateur champion, highlighted his impressive 2018 summer season by winning the prestigious Sahalee Players Championship. At another top-tier amateur event, the Pacific Coast Amateur, the West Linn native finished T9 among some of the best amateur golfers in the western United States. The senior at UCLA capped his junior season in the spring by being named to the All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team. He earned Honorable Mention honors by Global Golf Post in the Men's Amateur division.
Tennant is the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion, leading to her first-team selection in the Women's Senior Amateur division. Locally this year, Tennant defended her 2017 titles at the Oregon Senior Women's Amateur and Oregon Women's Mid-Amateur Championships. She also finished runner-up at this year's California Senior Women's Amateur and was named the PNGA Senior Women's Player of the Year.