Justin Kadin captures Oregon Mid-Amateur
PENDLETON, Ore. – Justin Kadin (Corvallis, Ore.)
and Kate Harper (Portland, Ore.) withstood
competition on Sunday to win their respective
divisions at the 27th Oregon Mid-Amateur
August 15-16 at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton,
2015 Oregon Mid-Am winner
Justin Kadin (OGA photo)
Kadin went in to the second and final day leading
by three shots, but was challenged right out of
the gate on
Sunday. After seven birdies on Saturday, Kadin
had three on Sunday, and was consistent enough
to hold off
numerous competitors who took advantage of
the mild temperatures and reduced wind gusts.
with scores of 66-72 – 136 (-6), winning his first
Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship by one shot.
Sean Collopy (Lake Oswego, Ore.), who shot an
even-par 72 on Saturday, fired a 4-under par 32
front side, then continued his tear by birdieing
holes 11, 13 and 14 to get to 7-under par on
on two of the final three holes set him to 5-
under par for the tournament (139).
Nathan Dick (Pendleton, Ore.), who played with
Kadin on Sunday, was just behind Kadin all day.
A hot start
with birdies on the first two holes helped his
cause, but he also finished in a tie for second
Collopy. Also tying for second was Jim Dunlap
(Beaverton, Ore.), who won the Master-40
Division at last
weekend’s Oregon Stroke Play Championship.
Dunlap shot 70-69 – 139 (-5) and finished
strong, with birdies
on three of his final six holes.
Trevor Harding (Portland, Ore.) finished in fifth
place with scores of 71-69 – 140 (-4), while Ron
(Dayton, Ore.) shot 72-69 – 141 (-3) to earn
In the Women’s Division, it was Harper
who pulled away from the pack to win her first
Women’s Mid-Amateur title. A solid 71 (-1) on
Saturday put her two back from the lead
entering the final
round, and she continued her strong and steady
play on Sunday. Nines of 35 (-1) and 36 (E)
second round score of 71 (-1), eventually
winning by two shots over Lani Elston
(Milwaukie, Ore.) and five-
time defending champion Brie Stone (Veneta,
winner Kate Harper (OGA photo)
At one point on the back nine, Harper and Elston
were tied at 2-under par overall, as Elston was
par for her round on Sunday. But bogies on the
par-5 13th hole and par-4 15th hole set Elston
enough for Harper to seize the opportunity.
Elston finished with scores of 74-70 – 144 (E),
while Stone shot
73-71 – 144.
Rosie Cook (Bend, Ore.), the first round leader,
finished in fourth place after scores of 69-77 –
Leilani Norman (Eugene, Ore.) earned fifth
place, shooting 77-73 – 150 (+6).
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