Hval, O'Donnell to meet in Oregon Senior final for second straight year
CRESWELL, Ore. — Pat O’Donnell and Scott Hval
will meet in the Oregon Senior
Amateur championship match for the second
consecutive year. Last year,
O’Donnell emerged victorious, scoring a 2-up
victory. The two players have
combined to win the last five Oregon Senior
Amateur Championships; O’Donnell
won in 2010 and 2014, while Hval won three
straight titles from 2011-13.
O’Donnell defeated Michael Kloenne (West Linn,
Ore.) 4 and 3 in the semifinals.
O’Donnell shot 32 (-4) on the front side, jumping
to a 3-up lead after nine holes.
Kloenne cut the lead to 2-up after 12 holes, but
O’Donnell would win the 13th and
14th holes, securing the chance to defend his
Hval battled Denny Taylor (Gladstone, Ore.) in
his semifinal match. Hval was 5-
up after seven holes, thanks to a four-hole
stretch (2-5) where he would win
every one. Taylor was never able to complete
the comeback; he got within four a
number of times from then on, but Hval held
steady down the stretch.
The Men’s Championship match will commence
at 8:03 AM Thursday morning.View results for Oregon Senior Amateur
ABOUT THE Oregon Senior Amateur
Entries are open to male and female amateur
golfers 50 years of age or older with USGA
Handicap Indexes of 18.1 or less and who are
standing of an OGA member club. The field will be
limited to the lowest 96 qualified men. The
champion and 31 finishers from the 18-hole stroke
play qualifier will advance to the single elimination
Championship flight match play portion of the
competition, with the remaining entrants placed in
single elimination match play flights according to
score. There will be NO age bracket flights.
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