Dukeminier, Johnson Top Fields at 32nd Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship
Jack Dukeminier edged out Robbie Ziegler to win the men’s title, while Gretchen Johnson won her second straight women’s crown at the 32nd Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship played Sept. 26-27 at OGA Golf Course in Woodburn.
Dukeminier (70-66), from Beaverton, posted a 6-under par 66 in Sunday’s final round for the come-from-behind victory. He finished the competition at 8-under par, too much for Ziegler’s 7-under par effort.
Dukeminier made nine birdies in the final round, including a stretch of three in a row on holes Nos. 4-6. Five of those birdies came on the front nine, offset by a double bogey on Hole No. 3. The only other blemish on the scorecard came on Hole No. 13 where Dukeminier recorded bogey.
This marks the second Mid-Am title for Dukeminier, who also won the title in 2017 at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Ziegler (69-68), of Tualatin, recorded just one bogey over the two-round event. He birdied five holes on the final day, but a bogey on Hole No. 1 to start the round proved costly. Ziegler entered the day in second place after posting a bogey-free opening round.
Jonathan Romano (73-66) and Pat O’Donnell (67-72) tied for third place at 5-under par. Daniel Snoey (70-72) and Adam Harrington (70-72) tied for fifth to round out players who finished the even under par.
Johnson, from Portland, cruised to the women’s title, firing an opening round 72 and following that up with a 1-over 73 on the final day. She held a five-stroke advantage entering Sunday’s final round.
Johnson won the title a year ago at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.
Amanda Jacobs took second place at 5-over for the tournament. After opening the competition with a 5-over first round, she rebounded to shoot even par on the final day.
Lisa Poritz (+11) and Suzana Cook (+14) finished in third and fourth respectively.
The 2020 OGA Championship season will culminate with the 11th OGA Tour Championship scheduled for Oct. 10-11 at Crosswater Club in Sunriver.