MEDFORD, ORE. (August 6, 2016) -- Brian Humphreys (Washougal, Wash.) leads the Open Division, and defending champions Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.) and Jim Dunlap (Beaverton, Ore.) lead their respective divisions after the second day of the 64th Oregon Men’s Stroke Play Championship, currently being held at Centennial Golf Club in Medford, Ore.
After the completion of play on Saturday, cuts were made in each division (Open, Senior, Master-40). The top half of each field, including ties, advanced to Sunday’s third and final round.
Humphreys entered play on Saturday in third place, two shots back of the lead. However, he followed up his 68 (-4) on Friday with a solid 3-under par 69 on Saturday, and is now 7-under par for the championship. His round on Saturday ended with consecutive birdies on the 8th and 9th holes, as he began play on the 10th hole.
A crowded leaderboard includes five players tied for second place, one shot back of Humphreys: Riley Elmes (Lake Oswego, Ore.), incoming University of Oregon freshman Kevin Geniza (Corvallis, Ore.), Charlie Hillier (Oregon City, Ore.) and Oregon State’s Conner Kumpula (Albany, Ore.) and Kevin Murphy (Rogue River, Ore.). Kumpula was second after Friday’s first round, and Elmes, Hillier and Murphy were all tied for fourth.
Four more players are tied for seventh place at 5-under par and just two shots back of the lead: Santa Clara sophomore James M. Eyre (Salem, Ore.), who tied for the low score of the event so far with a second-round 66 (-6), Chico State’s Justin Wiles (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Medford natives Reese Fisher and Jake Quast. Quast was the first-round leader, and followed up his 66 with a 1-over par 73 on Saturday.
The Open Division cut line was placed at 148 (+4), with the top 34 players advancing to Sunday’s final round.
O’Donnell was tied for second in the Senior Division going into Saturday’s second round, but quickly made up ground on the rest of the field. He finished with a stellar 6-under par 66 on Saturday, and with a first round 71 (-1), sits at 7-under par for the championship. His second round tied for the low round for any player in the event thus far, and included six birdies and no bogies.
Tom Prevost (McMinnville, Ore.) fired a 3-under par 69 on Saturday, and sits in second place at 3-under par overall after shooting even par on Friday. Charley Griswold (Bend, Ore.) is in third place with scores of 72-70 – 142 (-2), and first-round leader Brad Karns (Vancouver, Wash.) is in fourth at 1-under par overall (70-73 – 143).
The Senior Division cut line was placed at 154 (+10), as the top 18 players advanced to tomorrow’s final round.
Dunlap had an up-and-down second round. His Saturday included seven bogies but he countered with five birdies, and after 36-holes, he leads the Master-40 Division after rounds of 72-74 – 146 (+2). In second place is Cody Pinkston (Eugene, Ore.), who sits at 6-over par (75-75 – 150). Cameron Mitchell (Bend, Ore.) is in third at 7-over par overall (75-76 – 151).
The Master-40 cut line was placed at 160 (+16), with the top five players advancing to tomorrow’s final round.
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