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Romano, Johnson win Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship
Gretchen Johnson and Jonathan Romano (OGA photo)
Gretchen Johnson and Jonathan Romano (OGA photo)

Jonathan Romano of Vancouver, Wash., and Gretchen Johnson of Portland, Ore., won their respective divisions at the 31st Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore.

Romano (70-67-137) was 5 under in Sunday’s final round, which included six birdies – five coming on the final nine holes. He was the clubhouse leader with a 2-under 70 on Saturday, a round buoyed by a cluster of birdies on the back nine.

Romano fended off a charge from Michael Johansen, also of Vancouver, Wash., who finished two strokes back in second place after carding the low round of the tournament with his final-round 65. Chris Dukeminier or Portland, Ore., and Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore., ended in a tie for third at 2 under.

Johnson (69-68-137) ran away with the women’s division title, finishing at 7 under for the tournament. In Saturday’s opening round, she tallied six birdies – three consecutive coming on Nos. 3-6 – to lead all scorers at 3 under.

Johnson also enjoyed the front nine on Sunday, with a birdie on No. 3 and an eagle on No. 5, a 231-yard par 4. She recorded three additional birdies on the back nine to finish 4 under for the round. Johnson was the only player in the field on the women’s side to shoot under par during both rounds of play.

Portland’s Lara Tennant, the reigning U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, finished in second place at even par, while Amanda Jacobs, also of Portland, took third at 3 over. Tennant (69-75-144), a four-time Oregon Mid-Amateur champion, was tied for the lead after the first round when she posted a 3-under 69, highlighted by an eagle and two birdies.



ABOUT THE Oregon Mid-Amateur

ELIGIBILITY

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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