Gigi Stoll wins back-to-back Oregon Women's Amateurs
28 Jun 2015
by Oregon Golf Association

Gigi Stoll wins her 2nd straight State Am <br>Photo courtesy OGA
Gigi Stoll wins her 2nd straight State Am
Photo courtesy OGA

In the Women’s final of the Oregon State Amateur, defending champion Gigi Stoll defeated 4-time OSAA High School Champion Madison Odiorne (Bend, Ore.). Both players are set to begin their collegiate careers in the Fall where Stoll will attend the University of Arizona and Odiorne will attend Washington State.

Stoll began her journey toward the title with birdies on the first & fifth holes to take a 2 Up lead before Odiorne’s birdie on the par-five sixth hole. Stoll’s steady, consistent play saw her to continue to add to her lead with a birdie on 14 where the match stayed until they finished the first 18 holes.

Odiorne then birdied the par-five 19th hole for the last hole she’d win for the day. Stoll’s consistency lead her to win holes 20 and 21 with pars before birdieing holes 24, 27 and 30 on the way to her 8 & 6 win.

“I played pretty well - a lot of birdies out there, which helped my round get started,” Stoll said.

“This is one of the most prestigious Oregon events and it’s really important to win it again and I’m just really, really happy.”

With sunshine and idyllic course conditions for the entire week, temps hovered in the mid-80’s to mid-90’s throughout the competition.

“The staff at the Reserve did a tremendous job leading up to and throughout the week preparing for this competition,” said OGA Director of Tournament Operations Brent Whittaker. “Jason and his crew are to be commended for the way this course presented for our players – we couldn’t have asked for better conditions.”

And while only two titles where crowned, many players competed fiercely throughout the week.

“We saw some tremendous golf by so many of our competitors,” he continued. “In an event of this magnitude, the best-of-the-best come out to compete as this is Oregon’s premier amateur Championship.”

The location of the 107th Oregon Amateur has yet to be finalized and officially announced, however it will be held June 20th – 25th, 2016.

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