O'Donnell wins a record 6th Oregon Senior title
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Pat O’Donnell defeated Steven Robinson 2&1 Friday morning to win the 36th Oregon Senior Amateur Championship played June 25-28 at Rock Creek Country Club in Portland.
The win was O’Donnell’s sixth all time, the most for any male player in the history of the event. O’Donnell previously captured titles in 2008 and 2010, before winning three in a row from 2014-16.
The match was evenly played with each competitor holding a lead for six of the 17 holes.
O’Donnell took the early lead on the opening hole when Robinson faltered with bogey. A birdie on No. 3 by Robinson squared the match, which held up until he birdied the par 3 seventh hole to go 1 up.
Robinson extended the lead to 2 up after O’Donnell took bogey on No. 10, but the six-time champion rallied to win the next hole before grabbing holes No. 13 and 14 to regain the lead.
A birdie on the 17th hole, a par 5 playing 507 yards, sealed the win for O’Donnell.
Denny Taylor defeated Mickey Morey (6&5) to win the Flight I bracket, while Eric Harvey defeated Rob Miller in 19 holes for the Flight II title.
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
standing of an OGA member club. The field will be
limited to the lowest 96 qualified men. The
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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