Creswell, Ore. (August 3, 2013) – It was another beautiful day at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Ore. for the second round of the 61st Oregon Stroke Play Championship with scoring nearly identical to yesterday’s averages.
After the cards where tallied, it was two Ducks atop the leaderboard. UO Sophomore golfer Sulman Raza of Eugene, Ore. leads the field after firing a 2-under-par 70 that included four birdies and two bogeys for a total score of 140. Fellow UO golfer Zachary Foushee of West Linn, Ore. also a sophomore, had the low round of the day with a 5-under-par 67 to move up to two strokes off the lead at 140.
First-round leader, Trey Pflug of Portland, Ore. who is transferring to OSU this year, sits three back with a total score of 1-under-par 143 heading into Sunday’s final round.
Randy Mahar of Portland, Ore. held onto his lead in the Senior Division for a second straight day after a round of 1-over-par 73 that included four birdies, five bogeys, leading the field at even-par 144. Tim O’Neal of Vancouver, Wash. made the biggest move in the division bettering his round one score by 8 strokes with a division-low 3-under-par 69.
Four players sit tied for third place including Defending Champion Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore., Byron Patton of Tigard, Ore. and Rick Dimick of West Linn, Ore. at 4-over-par 148.
In the inaugural Master 40 Division, Charlie Rice of Bend, Ore. held onto the top spot by two strokes over Matt Clemo of Tigard, Ore. followed by Shane Johnston of West Linn, Ore. three back at 157.Scoring averages were nearly identical to the first round averaging 39.320 on the front and 40.840 on the back for a total average score of 80.160.
The Oregon Men's Stroke Play showcases the best male players in Oregon and SW Washington with the minimum qualification for entrants is a handicap index of 5.0 or less for male amateur golfers 13 years of age and older, and those 50 years of age and older may play in a Senior Division and must have a handicap index of 10.0 or less.
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