Portland’s Broadmoor captures OGA Team Golf Championship

Updated: November 1, 2010

Only five previous times in 83-year history of the OGA Men’s Team Championship have the members of a public golf club been able to capture the title. This year, with the championship held on the 6,800-yard, par 72 Broken Top layout in Bend, Ore., members affectionately known as the “Broadmoor Bums” from Portland, Ore. became the second consecutive public club to win the title.

The result came as no surprise to many in the field as the Broadmoor team included both last year’s individual medalist, Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore., and last year’s runner-up, Jeff Gustafson. O’Donnell is also the reigning and four-time Oregon Senior Men’s Stroke Play Champion.

The defending team from Emerald Valley tried to come back, but they were unable to overcome the 8-stroke deficit that they gave themselves coming into the final day, but were still able to finish respectfully in a tie for third with perennial powerhouse Columbia-Edgewater, a team that has captured the title an incredible 29-times since 1941.