Men's Division medalist Cole Madey
WEST LINN, OR (June 22, 2017) - The match play brackets are set at the 108th Oregon Amateur Championship, held this week at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore.
Cole Madey (West Linn, Ore.) won medalist honors in the men’s field by an astounding nine shots, while Ellen Secor (Portland, Ore.) narrowly earned medalist honors in the Oregon Women’s Amateur field by one shot.
With stroke play qualifying over, the men’s field was cut to the top-64 players for match play competition beginning Thursday. In the women’s competition, all 31 players advanced to match play, which also begins Thursday. Secor, as medalist and the top seed, earned a bye into the round of 16.
Madey, the standout junior-to-be at UCLA, completed a masterful 36-holes of stroke play qualifying. Following a 7-under par 64 on Tuesday, Madey fired a 5-under par 66 on Wednesday, totaling his qualifying effort at 130 (-12). He has yet to record a bogey at this year’s Oregon Amateur; his 36 holes has included 24 pars and 12 birdies.
Finishing in second in qualifying was Riley Elmes (Lake Oswego, Ore.), the collegiate player at Loyola Marymount University. Elmes fired rounds of 72-67 – 139 (-3) to earn the No. 2 seed going into match play. Charles Sitton V (West Linn, Ore.) finished at 72-71 – 143 (+1) during qualifying, good enough for the No. 3 seed in match play.
Other than Madey and Elmes, the only other player to fire an under-par round during stroke play qualifying was Arthur Kim (Tigard, Ore.), who shot 70 (-1) on Wednesday. Kim is the No. 5 seed in match play.
Also of note – all three Madey family members (brothers Cole & Clayton, father Steven) advanced to match play. Clayton is the No. 62 seed, while Steven is the No. 28 seed.
With The Oregon Golf Club presenting itself as a true test, 161 (+19) ended up as the cut line.
The top 64 players will kick off match play Thursday.
In the women’s field, Secor edged out the rest of the competition to earn medalist honors. Her two-day total of 76-74 – 150 (+6) was consistently good – she made 27 pars during the 36-hole stroke play qualifier. The Colorado State incoming sophomore has a bye in the first round, and will play her first match in the round of 16 on Friday.
Amanda Elich (Camas, Wash.) of the University of Houston earned the No. 2 seed after rounds of 74-77 – 151 (+7). Amanda Jacobs (Portland, Ore.), last year’s PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, is the No. 3 seed, while San Diego State player Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) is the No. 4 seed. Both players shot 153 (+9) for stroke play qualifying.
Defending champion Krissy Peterson (Canby, Ore.) is the No. 8 seed in match play. Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.), 2014 and 2015 champion, is the No. 5 seed.
Tee times Thursday begin at 7:30 AM with stroke play qualifying of the 34th Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Women’s Amateur matches begin at 8:30 AM, while men’s matches start at 11:03 AM.
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ABOUT THE Oregon Amateur
Entries are open to male amateur
golfers with USGA Handicap indexes of 5.0 or
less for men, and 15.0 or less for women, who are
members in good standing of an OGA
club. For men, the low 64 finishers from the first two
stroke play will advance to
single elimination match play. For women, the low
finishers from the first two rounds of
stroke play will advance to
single elimination match play.
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