Oregon Amateur: Landis, Lim to play for title
Woodburn, Ore. (June 20, 2014) – The Championship finals are all set for the 105th Oregon Amateur Championship. Austin Landis and Thomas Lim will play for the men’s championship, while Gigi Stoll and Monica Vaughn will play for the women’s title. The final matches will start at 8 AM and 8:15 AM tomorrow, Saturday, June 21st at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore. With both matches being 36 holes, the second 18 will start at approximately 12:30 PM and 12:45 PM. Landis (Gladstone, Ore.) and Lim (Moorpark, Calif.) will be competing for the men’s title. Landis, who earned medalist honors at the 2010 OSAA 4A High School Boys Championship, played two extremely competitive matches to make his way to the Championship final. In the quarterfinals, Landis was up by as much as three on the front nine against Taylor Schmidt (Boise, Idaho). However, Schmidt fought back to get within one heading into the 18th hole. Landis made a three-foot putt to clinch his spot in the semifinals.

Against Clayton Madey (West Linn, Ore.) in the semifinals, Landis got off to a fast start, as he was two-up through three holes. The match was all square until Landis moved one up after a par on the 15th hole. Landis and Madey would both par out, and Landis moved on to the Championship finals.

Lim is back in the Championship finals for a second consecutive year. In the quarterfinals, Lim defeated his college teammate at the University of Oregon, Sulman Raza (Eugene, Ore.) 5 and 4. In the semifinals, Lim played Oregon State golfer Brian Jung (Corvallis, Ore.), who earlier that day also played a teammate of his, Brett Johnson (Vancouver, Wash.), and won 3 and 1. When Lim and Jung played in the afternoon, Lim started to pull ahead on the back nine. As the match was all square through 10 holes, Lim birdied two of the next four holes, and moved on after a 3 and 2 victory.

Stoll (Tigard, Ore.) and Vaughn (Reedsport, Ore.) will play each other for the Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship. Stoll, the soon-to-be senior at Beaverton High School, defeated Rosie Cook (Bend, Ore.) 6 and 4 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Stoll played defending champion Kendall Prince (Wilsonville, Ore.) in the longest match of the day. Neither competitor was up by more than one all match, and the two were even after 18 holes. On the 21st hole, Stoll birdied the par-3 third hole to clinch her spot in the Championship match for the second consecutive year.

Vaughn, who plays collegiate golf at Arizona State University, beat Brenna Murphy (Corvallis, Ore.) in the quarters, 4 and 2. In the semifinals, Vaughn played Sunshine Powers (Portland, Ore.), who plays at Concordia University in Portland. Powers was up by two after six holes, and held her lead until the 14th hole, when Vaughn pulled ahead after a par on the par-5 14th. Vaughn, the 2010 Oregon Women’s Amateur champion, won the match with a par on the 17th hole, 2 and 1.

The OGA Golf Course is playing 6,531 yards with a slope and rating of 72.0/141 for the men and 5,938 yards with a slope and rating of 75.3/141 for the women.

The OGA Golf Course last hosted the Oregon Amateur Championship in 2003 and each year hosts numerous OGA, Oregon Junior Golf, Collegiate & High School tournaments.

ABOUT THE Oregon Amateur

Entries are open to male amateur golfers with USGA Handicap indexes of 5.0 or less for men, and 15.0 or less for women, who are members in good standing of an OGA member club. For men, the low 64 finishers from the first two rounds of stroke play will advance to single elimination match play. For women, the low 32 finishers from the first two rounds of stroke play will advance to single elimination match play.

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