Top stroke-play qualifiers remain at Oregon Four-Ball
Defending champions Trevor Harding (L) and Brent McKee (R) are back with new partners (OGA photo)
Defending champions Trevor Harding (L) and Brent McKee (R) are back with new partners (OGA photo)

REDMOND, Ore. (Aug. 26, 2018) – The first round of matches are in the books at the Oregon Four-Ball. Jim Dunlap and Jay Poletiek, the top seed in the men’s division, had a bye and moved on to the next round at Juniper Golf Course.

Dunlap and Poletiek were runners-up in the Inaugural Oregon Amateur Four-Ball back in 2016. The duo tied two other sides at 7-under after stroke play qualifying, all firing 65s on Friday. After a four-hole playoff to determine the medalist team, Dunlap and Poletiek prevailed over Braeden Campbell/Jake Wiley (Washougal, Wash./Portland, Ore.) and JC Riter/Blake Seabaugh (Portland/Tigard, Ore.).

The teams of Campbell/Wiley and Blake/Seabaugh also advanced to the next round easily, despite having to play for it. Campbell/Wiley defeated Alex Henderson and Keoki Rosimo, 6 and 5, to move on. Riter/Seabaugh, meanwhile, took a 5-and-4 victory over Dan Charbonneau and Jared Charbonneau.

Last year’s Open division champions – Trevor Harding and Brent McKee (Portland, Ore.), are back with new partners this year, and both moved on. McKee and partner Phillip Bagdade moved on in the fewest holes from the No. 4 seed. The pair defeated John Bacon and Morgan Lines (Bend, Ore.), 7 and 6. Bagdade, also from Portland, was the 2016 Oregon Mid-Amateur winner and this year’s Oregon Men’s Stroke Play runner-up.

Harding, meanwhile, is playing with this year’s Oregon Amateur champion Robbie Ziegler (Portland, Ore.). That duo advanced over Dan Colarchik and Ron Colarchik (Happy Valley, Oregon City) by a 4-and-3 margin.

The women’s bracket included just six teams, and that was whittled down to four teams after Saturday’s play. Suzana Cook and Tiffany Schoning defeated Marcia Fisher and Mardy Budke, 4 and 3, in the first match of the day. Shannon Kennedy and Vicki Okazaki won over Ginny Burkey and Leilani Norman, 2 up, the second match.

The semifinals are set for Sunday.

In the senior men’s division, Byron Patton/Jack Schneider (Tigard/Oregon City, Ore.) are looking to defend their title from a year ago. They moved on Saturday by defeating Bob Shelton and Robert Nielsen, 7 and 6. Information from the Oregon Golf Association used in this article

ABOUT THE Oregon Four-Ball

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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