Oregon (OGA) Public Links Championship

OREGON CITY, ORE (April 23, 2006) -- Golfers who hail from Langdon Farms Golf Club lead both the Women’s and Men’s field at the Oregon Public Links Championship at Stone Creek Golf Club.

Rebecca Kim of Tigard, Ore. decimated a strong field of Women with a two round total of 3-under par 70-71—141, besting her nearest competitor by 12 strokes at the Oregon Public Links Championship.

The result bodes well for the reigning and two-time 4A OSAA Girls Champion from Tigard High School as Stone Creek will host this year’s 4A High School Championship next month.

Kim will tee it up again next weekend at the OGA Tournament of Champions, a tournament she finished runner-up last year. Kim, was recently presented the 2005 OGA Golfer of the Year Award, and has signed a letter of intent to attend Duke University and play for the top ranked Blue Devil Women’s Golf Team.

In the Men’s Division, Mike Debruyn of Wilsonville, Ore. took the title with a 1-under par 73-70—143. He finished his round birdie-eagle to edge fellow Langdon Farms golfer Dustin Andres of Tualatin, Ore. who was two strokes back.

First established in 1998, the Public Links Championship is very representative of public golf. “More than 80 percent of all rounds played in Oregon occur on public golf courses,” commented OGA Director of Competitions Jamie Sumner. “This is a great event for the majority of golfers in Oregon and SW Washington,” said Sumner.

In addition to vying for the overall title, participants also are able to compete in a net division. Sumner added, “Each player’s course handicap is used to compute their Net score, so players of all abilities can compete on a level playing field.” The 36-hole stroke play competition is open to both Men and Women amateur golfers with USGA handicap indexes of 36.4 or less (for Men) and 40.4 or less (for Women).

In the Net Competition, Gretchen Yoder of Hillsboro, Ore. (Forest Hills GC) and Darcy Trimmer of Vancouver, Wash. took co-champion honors in the Women’s Division with net scores of 1-under par.

In the Men’s Division, Eric Quon of Cornelius, Ore. (Stone Creek GC) won the Net title with a 36-hole net score of 5-under par and Ian Stewart of Portland, Ore. (Rose City GC) was runner-up, just two shots off the pace.

For complete results, click on the tournament link above.

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