PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 26, 2012) -- On another beautiful, September day at Riverside Golf & Country Club there were few surprises in the Championship Flight as most of the top seeded players advanced to play in tomorrow's matches.
Men’s Championship Flight #1 seed Michael Kloenne of West Linn, Ore., advanced with a 4 & 3 win over Steve Robinson of Tigard, Ore. Kloenne went down early after a bogey five on the first hole, but got the match back to all square after hole seven and never looked back on his way to advancing.
2011 runner-up Gregg Guernsey of Vancouver, Wash., continued his strong play getting off to a fast start going 3 up after three holes on his way to a 6 & 5 win. Guernsey will now face 2012 Public Links Champion & 2012 Oregon Mid-Amateur runner-up Byron Patton of Tigard, Ore., who advanced with a 2 & 1 win over Bob Harrington of Portland, Ore.
In the rare upset on Wednesday, #22 seed Doug Banks of Tualatin, Ore., advanced with a 1 up win over #6 seed Randy Mahar of Portland, Ore. The back-and-forth match was won by Banks with a birdie the par-4 379 yard 18th hole.
Defending champion Scott Hval of Portland, Ore., advanced with a 4 & 3 win over Ken Davidson of Clackamas, Ore.
Also advancing were Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore., with a 2 & 1 win over Glen Clark of Medford, Ore. Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash., with a 4 & 2 win over Billy Anderson of Eugene, Ore.
Glen Luikart of Tualatin, Ore., strolled to the quarterfinal matches with a 5 & 4 win over Mark Wilson of Oakland, Ore.
In the women’s Championship Flight quarterfinal matches, defending champion Loree McKay of Hillsboro, Ore., advanced with a 4 & 3 win over Charisse Spada of Portland, Ore., McKay will now face six-time Senior Amateur Champion Joan Edwards-Powell of Portland, Ore., in a 2011 Senior Amateur finals rematch. Edwards-Powell defeated Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore., 3 & 2 to advance.
Also advancing were Debbie Friede of Portland, Ore. with a 5 & 4 win over Katy Wright of Camas, Ore. and Rachel Wittington of Lake Oswego, Ore., with a 5 & 3 win over Penny Saenguraiporn of Lake Oswego, Ore.
Men’s Quarterfinal matches continue tomorrow at 7:30, followed by semifinal matches at 12:00, with women’s Semifinal matches continuing tomorrow morning at 7:58.
Play will conclude with Championship matches in both the men’s & women’s divisions on Friday at 8:30 & 8:45 respectively.
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