Justin Kadin captures Oregon Mid-Amateur
2015 Oregon Mid-Am winner<Br>Justin Kadin (OGA photo)
2015 Oregon Mid-Am winner
Justin Kadin (OGA photo)

PENDLETON, Ore. – Justin Kadin (Corvallis, Ore.) and Kate Harper (Portland, Ore.) withstood tough competition on Sunday to win their respective divisions at the 27th Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship, held August 15-16 at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore.

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. Kadin finished 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 on the front side, then continued his tear by birdieing holes 11, 13 and 14 to get to 7-under par on Sunday. Bogies 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 place with 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 Hop (Dayton, Ore.) shot 72-69 – 141 (-3) to earn sixth place.

Women's winner Kate Harper (OGA photo)
In the Women’s Division, it was Harper who pulled away from the pack to win her first Oregon 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) totaled her second round score of 71 (-1), eventually winning by two shots over Lani Elston (Milwaukie, Ore.) and five- time defending champion Brie Stone (Veneta, Ore.).

At one point on the back nine, Harper and Elston were tied at 2-under par overall, as Elston was at 4-under par for her round on Sunday. But bogies on the par-5 13th hole and par-4 15th hole set Elston back just 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 – 146 (+2). Leilani Norman (Eugene, Ore.) earned fifth place, shooting 77-73 – 150 (+6).

ABOUT THE Oregon Mid-Amateur


WOMEN: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 22.4 or less. The field will be limited to the 21 entrants with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes at the entry deadline. In the event that the Women’s Division does not reach its field limit, the remaining spots will be transferred to the Men’s Division.

MEN: Entries are open to amateur golfers with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 10.0 or less. The final Championship field will include exempt players as well as those that advance from the additional 18-hole stroke play qualifying stage.

All contestants must be members in good standing of an OGA Member Club and be at least 25 years of age.

36-hole stroke play competition. Prize awards will be made on the basis of gross finish.

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