Two Teams Share Oregon Four-Ball Medalist Honors
It's onto match play at the Oregon Four-Ball <br>(OGA Photo)
It's onto match play at the Oregon Four-Ball
(OGA Photo)

BLACK BUTTE RANCH, OR (August 26, 2017) ­­– The sides of Jim Dunlap and Jay Poletiek (Tigard/Portland, Ore.), Kailin Downs and Amy Anderson (Oregon City/Bend, Ore.), and Peter Jennings and Gary Harding (Lake Oswego/Portland, Ore.) earned stroke play medalist honors in each of their respective divisions at the 2nd Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship, held this week at Black Butte Ranch – Big Meadow.

With 18-holes of stroke play qualifying complete, match play will begin on Sunday in each division.

In the Open Division, the side of Dunlap and Poletiek earned medalist honors for the second year in a row. They fired a sizzling 9-under par 63 on Saturday, tying the side of Alex Harding and Travis Johnsen (Portland/Wilsonville, Ore.) after 18-holes. The two teams went into a playoff, and Poletiek sank a 20-foot birdie putt to earn his side the No. 1 seed in match play.

The top three sides in the Open Division earn a first-round bye in the round of 32. Alongside Dunlap/Poletiek and Harding/Johnsen, Calum Hill and Trevor Yu (Corvallis, Ore.) earned the No. 3 seed in match play. The two Oregon State golfers shot an 8-under par 64 to receive the final bye in the first round.

Defending champions Trevor Harding and Brent McKee (Portland, Ore.) shot 67 (-5) and are the No. 9 seed going into match play.

The Women’s field was led by the team of Downs and Anderson, who fired a 4-under par 68 to win medalist honors by two shots. The pair earned a bye in the first round and the No. 1 seed as match play begins tomorrow.

Three sides tied for second place: defending champions Amanda Jacobs and Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.), Debbie Friede and Katy Wright (Washougal/Camas, Wash.), and Leilani Norman and Ginny Burkey (Eugene, Ore.). All three of the teams shot 2-under par 70.

In the Senior Men’s Division, the Jennings/Harding side earned medalist honors and the No. 1 seed after firing a 5-under par 67. A total of seven senior men’s teams shot in the 60’s on Saturday – not including defending champions Stein Swenson and Carey Watson (Bend, Ore.). The pair shot a 2-under par 70 during stroke play qualifying.

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18-hole stroke-play qualifying round followed by low 32 match play for Men and low 16 match play for Women and Senior Men (ages 50 and over). There is a consolation flight after the first round of matches. All contestants must be members in good standing of an OGA Member Club.

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