Forster, Mahar to meet in final match at Oregon Senior Am
(OGA photo)
(OGA photo)

SALEM, Ore. (Sept. 6, 2018) – Ken Forster, a Salem, Ore, local, and Randy Mahar of Portland, Ore., will face off Friday in the championship match at the 35th Oregon Senior Amateur Championship. Friday’s 18-hole championship match at Illahe Hills Country Club will commence at 8:45 a.m.

Forster, the No. 1 seed in match play after earning medalist honors during stroke-play qualifying, is playing this week at his home course. He has yet to play the 18th hole in match play thus far.

In his quarterfinals match on Thursday, he defeated 2018 Oregon Amateur quarterfinalist Michael Senatra of Happy Valley, Ore., and in the semifinals, he beat last year’s Senior Amateur runner-up Tim O’Neal of Vancouver, Wash.

Mahar is the No. 10 seed and played with Forster during stroke play qualifying on Tuesday. The 2014 Oregon Senior Men’s Stroke Play champion has had an impressive run to this year’s final match. In Wednesday’s Round of 16, Mahar eliminated five-time champion Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. After defeating Michael Jackson of Redmond, Ore., in this morning’s quarterfinals, Mahar advanced to the championship match by beating Byron Patton of Tigard, Ore., in 19 holes.

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 members in good standing of an OGA member club. The field will be limited to the lowest 96 qualified men. The defending 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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