Lara Tennant wins title at OGA Players Championship

Updated: December 3, 2010

After firing the only score that was even par or better in the first round and taking a narrow 1-stroke lead into the final round, Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. was able to escape with a wire-to-wire victory to capture the 2nd OGA Players Championship at Waverley Country Club in Milwaukie, Ore.

With a birdie on the closing hole, she finished the tournament Shooting a 1-over par 72-73–145 on her home course to edge Gregg Guernsey of Vancouver, Wash. by 1-stroke. Guernsey opened the final round scoring a 3-under par 33 and had a 1-stroke lead over Tennant but was unable to keep the pressure on her throughout the round. A barrage of bogeys on holes 11 thru 14 including a double bogey on the difficult par-3 11th was too much to recover from, especially when facing a tenacious experienced competitor like Tennant. Guensey’s sole consolation was earning the top spot among the Senior Division Men who competed in the championship.