Foushee wins Oregon Stroke Play title
Creswell, Ore. (August 4, 2013) – Second-round leader Sulman Raza of Eugene, Ore. just couldn’t catch a break today during the final round of the 61st Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship.

Following a quadruple bogey eight that included a two-stroke penalty on the par-4 9th hole, the UO golfer carded five bogeys on his way to salvaging a runner-up finish by draining a long birdie putt on the 18th.

When it all settled down and the totals were tallied, UO golfer Zachary Foushee of West Linn, Ore. finished a top the leaderboard following his final-round score of 75 (total 218).

“It was kind of unfortunate the penalty Sulman had on nine, but I guess that’s the way it goes, it was kind of both of our faults,“ Foushee said following his round. “We’ve always had battles too, we’ve always been rivals so it was fun.”

Oregon State transfer Trey Pflug of Portland, Ore., who also played in the final group, finished tied for third with Kevin Murphy of Rogue River, Ore. at three-over-par 219.Randy Mahar of Portland, Ore. held onto his lead in the Senior Division to win in wire-to-wire fashion finishing with a total score 2-over-par 218. Tim O’Neal of Vancouver, Wash. came in second following his final-round score of 1-over-par 73.

Mahar opened the door for O’Neal on the 17th hole when he took an unplayable lie drop on his way to making a double-bogey five on the picturesque par three, but matching pars kept Mahar on top.

In the inaugural Master 40 Division, Charlie Rice of Bend, Ore. held on to the top spot to win wire-to-wire finishing at 17-over-par by three strokes over Curtis Rystadt of Portland, Ore.

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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Entries are open to amateur golfers with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 5.0 and less for the Men’s and Master 40 Divisions, and Seniors with Handicap Indexes of 10.0 or less and are members in good standing of an OGA Member Club. All Contestants must be at least 13 years of age. Master 40s must be 40 years of age and seniors must be 50 years of age or older.

54-hole stroke play competition with a cut to the low half of the field and ties in each division after two rounds of play.

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