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Stroke play commences at Oregon Amateur

Portland, Ore. (Wednesday, June 22, 2011) - With the field parred down to the top 32 women and 64 men from the stroke play qualifying stage of the championship, match play commenced at the 102nd Oregon Amateur at Waverley Country Club.

The Women's Division played first as the young guns continued their winning ways as medalist Caroline Inglis of Eugene, Ore. routed Rachael Fisher of Portland, Ore. 8 & 6, defending champion Monica Vaughn, 16, of Reedsport, Ore. won her match 2 & 1, and 14-year old Gigi Stoll of Portland won easily with a 7 & 6 win.

Two matches went extra holes, one including 2009 Oregon Amateur champion Amy Simanton of Lake Oswego, Ore. getting a scare as she needed 19 holes to dispatch Rosie Cook from Bend, Ore.??

One of the biggest surprises came from former Oregon Junior Amateur Champion Avery Collura of Vancouver, Wash. who gave Whitney French an early exit.? French, who plays for Oregon State, recently qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links that will be held next week at Bandon Dunes Resort.

In the Men's Division, eight matches went extra holes with the longest being that of Drew Scott of Eugene, Ore. and 1997 Oregon Amateur Champion Scott Hval of Portland, Ore. as it took 22 holes to send Hval home.

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The surprise upset among the men came from Taylor Schmidt, the number 54 seed from Boise, Idaho sent Damian Telles, the 11th seed from The Dalles home early on the 19th hole. Telles recently won the OGA Tournament of Champions after a playoff, but this time going extra holes did not go in his favor.

Medalist Nicholas Sherwood of Albany, Ore. easily advanced with a 7 & 6 win over John Pennington Of Eugene, Ore., but defending champion Paul Peterson needed an eagle on the 17th hole to win his match and continue his trek to the title.

Match play continues tomorrow as the Men's field starts the day with their round of 32 with the winners playing again in the afternoon as they, along with the Women's field are set to determine the quarterfinalists.

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The Oregon Amateur, one of the nation's oldest and administered by the Oregon Golf Association, remains true to its roots playing the same traditional match play format that's used to this day to determine the best amateur champions even at the national level. It's also one of the few Men's and Women's amateurs held concurrently, always played at the same time at the same site. It is held only at the finest golf courses and historically showcases some of the most talented amateur golfers in the Northwest. ?

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The inaugural Oregon Amateur was held at Waverley Country Club in 1904, the only course in Portland at the time.?? Waverley hosted the event every year until it moved to Gearhart Golf Links on the northern Oregon Coast in 1917. The event was cancelled in 1918 due to World War I, but returned to Waverley and then Portland Golf Club and Tualatin Country Club from 1919-23.? With its growth in popularity, the three clubs formed the Oregon Golf Assocaition, initially for the purpose of conducting this state championship.

Women's Round of 32

(Qualifying Score)

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Caroline Inglis, Eugene, Ore.? (142) def. Rachael Fischer, Portland, Ore.? (163), 8 & 6

Chelsey Lind, Bend, Ore.? (157) def. Tiffany Schoning, Bend, Ore.? (157), 1 up

Amy Anderson, Bend, Ore.? (152) def. Madison Odiorne, Bend, Ore.? (160), 19 holes

Kendra Little, Eugene, Ore.? (153) def. Loree McKay, Portland, Ore.? (160), 6 & 5

Lindsay Ann Aho, Brush Prairie, Wash.? (149) def. Kailin Downs, Corvallis, Ore.? (162), 2 up

Jillian Carlile, Vancouver, Wash.? (154) def. Brie Stone, Veneta, Ore.? (159), 1 up

Shu Yin Liu, Tualatin, Ore.? (150) def. Caitlin McCleary, The Dalles, Ore.? (161), 2 up

Gigi Stoll, Beaverton, Ore.? (154) def. Kaohi Loo, Beaverton, Ore.? (159), 7 & 6

Avery Collura, Vancouver, Wash.? (162) def. Whitney French, Corvalis, Ore.? (144), 3 & 1

Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore.? (158) def. Seshia-Lei Telles, Tualatin, Ore.? (155), 5 & 4

Erica Omlid, Springfield, Ore.? (151) def. Kristin Janinis, Bandon, Ore.? (160), 5 & 4

Monica Vaughn, Reedsport, Ore.? (153) def. Tess Jennings, Portland, Ore.? (159), 2 & 1

Amy Beth Simanton, Lake Oswego, Ore.? (149) def. Rosie Cook, Bend, Ore.? (162), 19 holes

Morgan Thompson, Tualatin, Ore.? (154) def. Sophie Elstrott, Eugene, Ore.? (158), 2 & 1

Kayla Riede, Olivehurst, Calif.? (151) def. Aaren Ziegler, Canby, Ore.? (160), 1 up

Kaitlyn Oster, Portland, Ore.? (159) def. Taylor Babcock, Lake Oswego, Ore.? (154), 6 & 5

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Men's Round of 64

(Qualifying Score)?

Nicholas Sherwood, Albany, Ore.? (132) def. John Pennington, Eugene, Ore.? (152), 7 & 6

Tim O'Neal, Vancouver, Wash.? (147) def. Tyler Parker, Portland, Ore.? (147), 2 & 1

Mark Bowler, Portland, Ore.? (149) def. Alex Fitch, Redmond, Ore.? (141), 3 & 2

Ian Dahl, Longview, Wash.? (142) def. Zack Chinn, Eugene, Ore.? (149), 4 & 2

Landon Banks, Tualatin, Ore.? (139) def. Jeff Petroff, Tualatin, Ore.? (150), 5 & 4

Trevor Harding, Portland, Ore.? (148) def. Gregg Guernsey, Vancouver, Wash.? (144), 1 up

Brent McKee, Eugene , Ore.? (150) def. Nicholas Chianello, Gresham, Ore.? (139), 1 up

Matt Newcombe, Ridgefield, Wash.? (144) def. Alex Street, Medford, Ore.? (148), 2 & 1

Tyler Simpson, Happy Valley, Ore.? (137) def. Arthur Kim, Tigard, Ore.? (152), 2 & 1

Bobby Monaco, Eugene, Ore.? (145) def. Michael Zupan, Portland, Ore.? (147), 3 & 2

Tye Gabriel, Portland, Ore.? (141) def. Adam Bean, Portland, Ore.? (150), 2 up

Chris Maletis, Portland, Ore.? (143) def. Alfred Laurie, Eugene, Ore.? (148), 2 & 1

Tyler Falk, Springfield, Ore.? (138) def. Jeff Johnston, Vancouver, Wash.? (152), 6 & 5

Jeff Wright, Portland, Ore.? (145) def. Daniel Engle, Talent, Ore.? (147), 19 holes

Justin Kadin, Moscow, Idaho? (150) def. Kasey Young, Vancouver, Wash.? (141), 19 holes

Conner Barr, Beaverton, Ore.? (148) def. Doug Quinones, Medford, Ore.? (143), 20 holes

Jack Dukeminier, Eugene, Ore.? (135) def. Byron Patton, Tigard, Ore.? (152), 6 & 4

Jonny Miller, Portland, Ore.? (147) def. Hans Reimers, Albany, Ore.? (147), 20 holes

Robbie Ziegler, Canby, Ore.? (141) def. Gary Harding, Portland, Ore.? (149), 4 & 3

Michael Kloenne, West Linn, Ore.? (148) def. Kevin Kirakossian, Tualatin, Ore.? (142), 5 & 4

Drew Scott, Eugene, Ore.? (151) def. Scott Hval, Portland, Ore.? (139), 22 holes

Tyler O'Dell, Portland, Ore.? (148) def. Jake Wagner, Portland, Ore.? (144), 21 holes

Bill Winter, Portland, Ore.? (140) def. Alex Harding, Portland, Ore.? (150), 2 & 1

Bobby Kent, Los Gatos, Calif.? (148) def. Chris Dukeminier, Portland, Ore.? (144), 2 & 1

Casey King, Blue River, Ore.? (136) def. Ben Itterman, Carlsbad, Calif.? (152), 1 up

Jesse Heinly, Bend, Ore.? (146) def. Jason Wood, Portland, Ore.? (147), 2 up

Travis Milleman, Mcminnville, Ore.? (149) def. Sam Ayotte, Corvallis, Ore.? (141), 4 & 2

Tyler Nelson, Wilsonville, Ore.? (142) def. Nic Polski, Eugene, Ore.? (148), 3 & 1

Paul Peterson, Corvallis, Ore.? (139) def. Mark Harmon, Lake Oswego, Ore.? (151), 2 & 1

Jack Paton, Hillsbough, Calif.? (144) def. Mike Debruyn, Hubbard, Ore.? (148), 21 holes

Taylor Schmidt, Boise, Idaho? (150) def. Damian Telles, The Dalles, Ore.? (140), 19 holes

Tim Tucker, Coos Bay, Ore.? (148) def. Samuel Kloenne, West Linn, Ore.? (143), 2 & 1

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