Phillip Bagdade while at Arizona
(Arizona Athletics Photo)
NORTH PLAINS, OR (July 9, 2016) -- Call it coincidence
that the Scottish Open is being played the same
weekend as the 28th Oregon Mid-Amateur
Championship, but as the wind whistled across the
Ghost Creek course, the similarities seemed uncanny.
Players weaved in and out of the trees and the tall grass
on Saturday, as the high rough and tucked pins made
for a strategically demanding test for most of the field.
In the Men’s division, Phillip Bagdade (Portland,
Ore.) and Robbie Ziegler (Canby, Ore.) lead the
tournament after they were the only two players able to
post even par 71s. Bagdade’s round featured an eagle,
three birdies, and five bogeys, while Ziegler had four
birdies, two bogeys, and a double bogey. Defending
champion Justin Kadin (Corvallis, Ore.) will join
Bagdade and Ziegler in the final group, after posting a
1-over par 72. Overall, ten players are within three
shots of the lead heading into championship Sunday.
Brie Stone (Veneta, Ore.), a 5-time champion of
the Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur, started on hole ten
and made three straight birdies on holes 16, 17, and 18
to make the turn at 3-under par. Stone struggled on her
second nine, making four bogeys and no birdies, but her
front nine play was enough to give her a one shot lead
after a 1-over par 72. Right on her heels is Amanda
Jacobs (Portland, Ore.) who turned in a 2-over par 73.
Also in firing range are Rosie Cook (Bend, Ore.), who
posted a 3-over par 74, and Gretchen Johnson
(Portland, Ore.), who recorded a 4-over par 75.
With rain in the forecast for Sunday and a herd of
players in contention in both the Men’s and Women’s
division, the 28th Oregon Mid-Amateur is shaping up to
be a survival of the fittest. Tee times start at 1:00pm
tomorrow, with the final Women’s group teeing off at
1:50pm and the final Men’s group teeing off at 3:20pm.
Spectators are welcome to attend.
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