Barr and Peterson win titles at Oregon Men's and Women's Amateur
BLACK BUTTE RANCH, ORE. (June 25, 2016) – Conner
Barr (Beaverton, Ore.) defeated Brian Humphreys
(Washougal, Wash.) 2 and 1 and Krissy Peterson
(Canby, Ore.) defeated Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.) 1-up as
both players won titles at the 107th Oregon Amateur
Championship, held June 20-25 at Black Butte Ranch –
Glaze Meadow in Black Butte Ranch, Ore.
Oregon Amateur winners Conner Barr and Krissy Peterson
Both matches were highly competitive, featuring
spectacular shots, great up-and-downs and eventually,
“This was a great showcase for some of the finest
amateur golf in the northwest,” said Brent Whittaker,
OGA Director of Tournament Operations. “The final
matches today were a perfect ending to this week.
We’d like to especially thank Black Butte Ranch for
being a gracious and wonderful host for this
Barr, a recent graduate of Northern Colorado
University, began his match 2-down after the first two
holes, but won the next two, as the match made the
turn all-square. However, Barr went on an onslaught of
great shots, great putting and won the next eight holes
(10-17). The pair finished the first 18 holes with Barr
holding an 8-up lead.
However, Barr knew that Boise State commit
Humphreys was going to continue to fight until the
“Brian’s a great player, and he’s very accomplished at a
young age, so you know he’s going to come back,” said
And Barr was correct. Humphreys got his groove back
on the second 18 holes, winning five holes to Barr’s
zero between holes 19-27 to get within 3-down. Barr
did steady the ship, winning with a birdie on the 28th
hole and moving to 5-up after the 30th hole.
After Humphreys got within 3-down once again after a
long birdie putt on the 32nd hole, both players tied the
33rd, moving Barr to dormie. Humphreys won the 34th
hole with a bogey to survive one more hole, but
couldn’t make his short chip shot from over the green
on the 35th hole, resulting in a tap-in par for Barr to
win the Championship.
“It feels good,” said Barr. “There’s obviously a lot of
good players that have won it before.”
“It feels good to do something cool.”
Peterson’s match against two-time defending champion
Stoll was an entertaining, back-and-forth affair that
took all 36 holes to complete. The largest lead of the
match was at 2-up for Stoll, lasting all of one hole.
The first nine holes played featured seven halved holes,
and the two made the turn all-square. However, the
second nine was a different story; only two halved
holes, as Peterson and Stoll began to battle between
Peterson, who plays collegiately at Portland State,
birdied two of three par-3s on the back side, winning
each hole, while Stoll used her length to birdie two of
the three par-5s, winning both. The two players
finished the first 18-holes with Stoll 1-up.
Peterson immediately birdied the 19th hole, pulling the
match even, but Stoll came right back on the par-5
20th (2nd) hole. The soon-to-be sophomore at the
University of Arizona’s second shot was a great one,
getting within five feet and winning the hole with an
eagle. The two then halved nine holes in a row, Stoll
still leading by one.
Peterson birdied the par-5 30th (12th) hole to end the
streak of halved holes, pulling even once again, but
Stoll pulled ahead on the 33rd hole with a birdie to lead
1-up with three holes to play.
On the par-3 35th (17th) hole, Stoll missed her par
attempt from 10-feet out, while Peterson took
advantage, making her 4-foot par putt to win the hole
and go into the 36th all-square.
On the final hole, both players were slightly off the
green after their second shots. Stoll left her chip a bit
short, ending up with a 10-foot par attempt. Peterson
putted from just off the green and left herself a 4-foot
par putt coming back to the hole. Stoll missed her putt,
leaving it an inch short, and Peterson calmly drained
the par attempt to seal her status as the 107th Oregon
Women’s Amateur Champion.
After entering match play as the sixth seed, Peterson
knew that she had to stay steady and consistent for a
chance to reach the final.
“I was feeling pretty confident, basically keeping with
the process,” said Peterson. “I knew I was hitting the
ball well this week, and was patient with the greens.”
Her patience led to clutch putts the last two holes that
earned her the victory. The exhaustion of playing 36-
holes was weighing on her, but it might have made her
focus even more.
“I was almost so tired that it made it easier to stick
with my process and just go back to muscle memory,”
It may have taken 36-holes, but Peterson’s lead on the
36th hole was her first, and ultimately last, lead of the
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