OREGON AMATEUR: Three Bruins Advance to Match Play in Oregon Amateur Tourney
TUALATIN, Ore. – A trio of players from George Fox University’s nationally-ranked women’s golf program - Kelsey Morrison, Abby Mann, and Whitney Jammerman - have survived two days of stroke play and advanced to match play in the 103rd Oregon Amateur Women’s Golf Championship going on this week here at the Tualatin Country Club.
Morrison, an NCAA Division III First Team All-American for the Bruins as a junior this past season, shot a 73-81=154, 10-over-par, on Monday and Tuesday on the par-72, 5,980-yard course to finish sixth on the leader board. Mann, a junior, carded a two-day score of 85-79=164 and was 15th. Jammerman, a freshman, shot an 85-89=174 to tie for 30th.
Leading the field after two days of stroke play was last year’s Oregon Golf Association Junior Amateur champion, Gigi Stoll, who shot a 70-74=144. She had a three-stroke lead over Kendall Prince, who scored a 74-73=147.
The top 32 players will now be paired up and compete in 18 holes of match play on Wednesday. The field will be narrowed to 16 for Thursday, eight on Friday morning, four on Friday afternoon, and the final two will square off for the championship on Saturday.
George Fox’s women’s program, only six years old under head coach MaryJo McCloskey, has won or shared the Northwest Conference championship and competed in the NCAA Division III National Tournament each of the last three years. The 2011-12 Bruins recorded their highest finish ever at the nationals with a seventh-place showing in May at the Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind., and were seventh in the final Golf World / National Golf Coaches Association D-III poll, their highest end-of-the-season ranking ever.
Fans who wish to follow the George Fox women on line in the Oregon Amateur Championship can find information about the tournament, with pairings and results, at the Oregon Golf Association’s web site at http://www.ghintpp.com/oregonga/tpponlinegolfer/Default.aspx?SeasonID=14.