Recap: 115th Oregon Amateur Championship, Finals

By Oregon Golf Association

Event Date: June 17-22, 2024
Location: Oswego Lake Country Club

Final Results
Event Photos

After six grueling days of competition, the 115th Oregon Amateur Championship is complete, and our champions have been crowned. Zach Foushee of Portland defended his title, defeating Harrison Moir. Krissy Carman of Junction City outlasted Hannah Swanson to hoist the trophy for the 2nd time in her career, having also won in 2016. Congratulations on a week of terrific golf that included nine rounds for the men and eight rounds for the women. Carman was already exempt into the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by virtue of her U.S. Mid-Amateur win and Foushee earned an exemption into the U.S. Amateur Championship later this summer. Good luck to both of them, we'll be watching from afar!

The OGA would like to extend a massive thank you to Oswego Lake Country Club for hosting, as well as our referees, volunteers, and supporters for contributing to a successful championship. Onto the recap...

Men's Championship:

Yardage: 6,562
Course Rating & Slope: 72.3 / 137
Champion: Zach Foushee (Portland, OR)
Runner-up: Harrison Moir (Lake Oswego, OR)
Match Result: 4 & 3 victory for Foushee

Foushee and Moir, who are great friends and were in each other's weddings, began Saturday morning with 36 holes and one competitor standing between them and the title. Moir birdied the first hole to take a 1up lead, while Foushee's birdie on the 4th brought the match back to even. Foushee ultimately took a 3up lead through 13 holes and would go onto hold that same lead at the conclusion of the first round of the match. Foushee ended with a 3-under 68, while Moir shot an even par 71 over the first 18 holes.

Following the lunch break, Moir once again birdied the first hole to cut Foushee's lead to 2up. Moir would also go onto win the third hole, once again reducing his deficit to only 1down. Foushee once again found his footing in the middle of the round, winning the 7th, 8th, and 9th holes to take a commanding 4up lead going into the final nine holes of the championship. Moir wouldn't go down without a fight, making eagle on the dog-leg right 10th hole. Foushee rebounded quickly on the 11th to regain his 4up lead, before ultimately cruising to a 4&3 victory.

In defending his title, Foushee has now won twelve straight matches going back to 2023. Can he complete the 3-peat at Tualatin Country Club in 2025?

Women's Championship:
Yardage: 5,904
Course Rating & Slope: 75.0 / 131

Champion: Krissy Carman (Junction City, OR)
Runner-up: Hannah Swanson (Forest Grove, OR)
Match Result: 1up victory for Carman on the 37th hole

Carman and Swanson, who are best friends, met with a hug on the first tee but the competition was fierce throughout the day. Carman continued her solid play, jumping out to a 3up lead through five holes. Swanson bounced back and won three straight holes with pars on the 7th, 8th, and 9th to make the turn all square. The back and forth match continued as Swanson took her first lead of the match with a birdie on the 16th hole. Each player won three holes on the back nine, finishing the first round tied before heading into the lunch break.

With 18 regulation holes remaining in the championship, the ladies began their final round making par on the first two holes before Carman's par on the 3rd gave her a 1up lead. Swanson won the 6th and 7th holes to regain a 1up lead before Carman did the same on the 8th and 9th. Carman's front nine, 37 gave her a 1up lead going into the final nine holes. To continue the back and forth theme of the match, Swanson birdied the 10th, Carman birdied the 13th, and Swanson yet again birdied the 16th. The players halved the final two holes to push the match to all square through 36 holes. On the 37th hole, Carman drained a 30 foot birdie putt to win the match and her second career Oregon Women's Amateur Championship.

Carman played with fire all week going the distance in all of her matches except one, which was a 3&2 win. As the 116th Oregon Amateur Championship moves to Tualatin Country Club in 2025, expect another solid showing from Swanson as she is a member at TCC.