Tennant, Dukeminier Again Top the Field at the Oregon Mid-Amateur
Lara Tennant (73-71-144) and Jack Dukeminier (69-71-140) won their respective titles at the 33rd Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship played May 1-2 at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City. Tied going into No. 18 Sunday afternoon, Dukeminier sank a birdie putt to seal a come from behind victory and edge the field by a stroke.
Both champions have been here before with Tennant (2017, 2018, 2021) and Dukeminier (2017, 2020, 2021) having won this competition in three of the last five years. Tennant now has five Oregon Mid-Am titles, winning back in 2003 and 2008 as well.
Dukeminier is the first repeat champion on the men’s side dating back to when Jason Johnson won three in a row from 1997-99.
Tennant, from Portland, entered Sunday with a one-stroke lead over Amanda Jacobs (74-74-148). Tennant’s final round included four birdies – back-to-back on Nos. 4-5 and Nos. 12-13 – to finish as the only women’s player even par for the tournament.
She was on fire in the opening round with four birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 4-under par. But beset by a double bogey on No. 10 and bogeys on holes Nos. 13, 14 and 17, Tennant finished the day in the lead at 1-over par for the round.
Jacobs finished the competition in second place four strokes back of the champion. Gretchen Johnson (75-78-153) and Brie Stone (75-79-154) finished third and fourth.
Dukeminier, from Beaverton, entered the final round three strokes back of first-round leader Eric Hastings (66-75-141), who shot a blistering 6-under par on day one.
After holding the lead through the turn on Sunday, Hastings faltered on the back nine to finish the competition at 3-under par. Dukeminier seized the moment with three final-round birdies, two on the back nine which included the deciding putt on No. 18.
Robbie Ziegler (72-69-141) finished the competition tied for second with Hastings.
Next up on the OGA Championships schedule is the 76th OGA Tournament of Champions set for May 22-23 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.