Mahar claims Oregon Senior title

Updated: October 1, 2018

Randy Mahar (Portland, Ore.) defeated Ken Forster (Salem, Ore.) 1-up on Friday to win the 35th Oregon Senior Amateur Championship, held at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore.

Mahar, the No. 10 seed in match play, parred the 18th hole to defeat Forster, the stroke play medalist and No. 1 seed. The two players entered the final hole all-square in their championship match.

On the 18th hole, both players had putting opportunities for birdie. Mahar nuzzled his birdie try just short of the hole, with his par given to him by Forster. Forster, putting for the win from just off the green, left his birdie chance four-feet short. His opportunity to extend the match to extra holes slid just by, with Mahar winning the title, 1-up.

Mahar joins Scott Hval as the only two men’s players in OGA history to win the Oregon Amateur, Oregon Mid-Amateur and Oregon Senior Amateur in their careers.