Aloha, Ore. (June 27, 2015) – And in the end there were just two.
It all started with 263 total entries, 192 of those attempting to qualify at one of four OGA administered qualifiers. Monday’s play began with 159 players and by Saturday afternoon, only two stood victorious.
Alistair Docherty (Vancouver, Wash.) and Gigi Stoll (Beaverton, Ore.) emerged atop them all as this year’s Men’s & Women’s Oregon Amateur Champions at the 106th holding of this storied Championship held at The Reserve Vineyard & Golf.
In the men’s final, Docherty, a Junior Chico State Wildcat Golfer, jumped out to an early lead with birdies on two of the first four holes before bogeys on the next two holes allowed his opponent, Northwestern University Sophomore Dylan Wu (Medford, Ore.), to get the match back to all square.
Wu began to take control of the match with a stretch of five birdies in six holes during the first 18 holes of the match before Docherty made two birdies on 16 & 17. Wu took the 18th hole to finish 4 Up at the conclusion of the first 18 holes of the match.
As they teed off in the afternoon on the 1st hole after a short break, Docherty again started hot with an eagle on the 515-yard par five 19th hole and won the 20th hole as well. It took Docherty until the 30th hole to get the match back to all square, before taking two of the next three holes on his way to a 2 & 1 victory and the title.
The players in the men’s final combined for 20 birdies & two eagles on the day.
A former Oregon Junior Golf standout, Docherty previously won the 2013 Oregon Public Links Championship.
“I played well in the afternoon, that’s for sure,” Docherty said. “Putts started dropping and I definitely couldn’t have done it without my caddie, Nigel.”
“I think once I started to put some pressure on [Wu], it just started to take a toll,” he continued. “That was some good golf all day from both of us, my putts just started to drop in the afternoon.”
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