Two-time defending champ Hval wins Oregon Senior Am

Updated: October 1, 2013

Two-time defending champion Scott Hval of Portland, Ore. struggled with his play for a lot of the week at the 30th Oregon Senior Amateur Championship.

That all changed in the Final Match when he defeated Kevin Klabunde of Medford, Ore. 5 and 4 to win his third straight title. Hval birdied four of the first seven holes to jump to an early 5 up lead over Klabunde. However, Klabunde cut the lead to 3 up with birdies on the 10th and 11th hole, but then pars by Hval on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes seaeled the 5 and 4 victory for Hval. Hval becomes the first player to win three consecutive Senior Amateur titles since Chris Maletis achieved the feat in 2003.