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Local golfers enjoy playing in OGA Senior Series

King City golfers play very well at Amateur Championship
by: Barbara Sherman HANGING AROUND — Waiting for their tee time at the King City Golf Course are (from left) Phillip Kantas of Beaverton, Mike Kell of King City, who had a substitute coming because of an injured foot, Bruce Scott of Tigard and Don Heckler of King City.

Some King City golfers did well at the 43rd annual Amateur Championship held at Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak On June 4 and 5.

In gross results, Senior B Flight Champion Roger Gustafson of the King City Men's Golf Club had 90-84 - 174; in net results, Senior B Flight Champion Frank Hoehna of the KCMGC had 69-70 - 139.

The total number of players for each of the four flights was 20 for a total of 80.

Other King City players placing in the top 10 of their respective flights were Jay Robinson, George Patton, Jim Trees and Jack Croll.

This tournament was not part of the OGA Senior Series; it is an annual tournament conducted by Timber Stevens, PGA pro at the Oregon City Golf Club.

However, for golfers 50 and older looking for a casual yet competitive event, the Senior Series is perfect: Low entry fee, net and gross divisions with flights and great prizes abound at OGA tour events.

The Oregon Golf Association has secured a first-rate reputation for the quality of its, and 50,000 members are eligible to participate.

The Senior Series is open to anyone age 50 or older by the event date, regardless of skill, and at all OGA tour events, golfers can expect a more tournament-style format with incredible prizes, flighted divisions and plenty of excitement.

All events are shotgun starts and, when players arrive on site, they proceed to the check-in table to pick up their scorecards, local rules sheets and information on their starting hole and pairing.

Also, at check-in golfers have the opportunity to enter the gross or net skins game.

All entries are just $79 for OGA Members ($99 for non-OGA members) and include golf and warm-up balls on the range.

At the end of the round, players return their scorecards, and results are tabulated on-site with awards presented about 30 minutes after the completion of play.

Those who play well enough will win prize vouchers to be redeemed at the host course and also earn OGA tour performance points.

At the end of the season, top point earners from each series (individual, partner and senior) will be invited to compete in the OGA Tour Championship to be held Oct. 22 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

People can check the performance points list at www.oga.org/index.php/i-frame/C100/2305.

As of July 4, King City players with points accumulated from OGA tour series are: George Patton - points - 85 - T-43; Jay Robinson - points - 60 - T-58; Jack Croll and Rodger Gustafson with 10 points each - T-101.

Courses left to play on the senior tour are Spring Hill Country Club, Juniper Golf Course, Broken Top Golf Club and Creekside Golf Club.