Oregon Women's Stroke: Haleigh Krause Goes Wire-to-Wire
Haleigh Krause, the 2017 Oregon Women's Stroke Play champion<br>(OGA photo)
Haleigh Krause, the 2017 Oregon Women's Stroke Play champion
(OGA photo)

PORTLAND, OR (August 16, 2017) ­­– Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) and Anita Wicks (Roseburg, Ore.) won titles Wednesday at the 27th Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship, held August 15-16 at Rose City Golf Course. The 36-hole event featured the Women’s Championship and Senior Women’s Championship. Krause, a rising senior at San Diego State University, led wire-to-wire to capture her first OGA crown this year, and second overall. After firing an even-par round of 72 on Tuesday, Krause kept the pressure on during Wednesday’s round, totaling four birdies on the front nine and making the turn at 3-under par overall. On the back nine, Krause held steady, bogeying two holes but countering them with two birdies.

Krause’s final score included rounds of 72-69 – 141 (-3) to finish as the only player under-par for the Championship. She joins her sister, Jenny Krause, as a winner of an OGA Championship this year – Jenny won the Oregon Women’s Public Links title back in July.

In second place was defending champion and incoming Portland State senior Hannah Swanson (Forest Grove, Ore.). Last year’s winner fired rounds of 75-72 – 147 to finish at 3-over par, six back of Krause. Victoria Gailey (Tigard, Ore.), standout Oregon Junior Golfer, earned a third place finish with rounds of 74-74 – 148 (+4).

Brie Stone (Veneta, Ore.), the 2012 champion; former George Fox golfer Hailey Ostrom (Bend, Ore.), and current University of Houston golf team member Amanda Elich (Camas, Wash.) tied for fourth place at 5-over par for the event.

In the Senior Championship, Wicks entered play on Wednesday with a three-shot lead over Ginny Burkey (Eugene, Ore.). While Wicks was holding on to a slim lead entering the back nine, Wicks pulled away after the first 27-holes. The 2016 Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur champion fired a 2-under par 36 on the back nine, while Burkey shot 1-over, solidifying Wicks’ fourth Oregon Senior Women’s Stroke Play title (2013-15, 2017).

Wicks finished with scores of 74-72 – 146 (E). Burkey earned second place, shooting 77-74 – 151 (+5). Debbie Friede (Washougal, Wash.) and Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) tied for third place at 9-over par for the Championship.

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36-hole stroke play competition. Entries are open to amateur golfers who are female with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 22.4 and less, and are members in good standing of an OGA Member Club. The Women’s Division will be limited to the first 96 qualified entrants who must be at least 13 years of age. The Senior Women’s Division will be limited to the first 48 qualified entrants who are at least 50 years of age. Entries will be accepted according to the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes™ as of the entry deadline.

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