Bend golfer wins at senior amateur — Bend’s Dan Odiorne won four times in match play at the Oregon Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, helping him take the Flight I title at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. Odiorne, seeded sixth, defeated Canby’s Gregory Lewis 5 and 4 in the first round before taking down Wilsonville’s Jim Gibbons 4 and 3. In the semifinals, Odiorne beat Lincoln City’s Michael McAfee in 19 holes and then defeated Eugene’s Mike Gustafson 5 and 4 to win the Flight I championship.
Mack reaches Senior PGA Professional — George Mack Jr., from Black Butte Ranch, tied for sixth at the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Professional Championship at Everett Golf and Country Club in Washington last week, qualifying him for the Senior PGA Professional Championship scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. The top seven finishers at the sectional championship advanced to the Senior PGA Professional. Mack shot a 3-under 141 over the 36-hole event. He can qualify for May’s Senior PGA Championship by finishing in the top 35 at the Senior PGA Professional.
Montgomerie wins in Japan — Colin Montgomerie made all the putts he needed on Narita Golf Club’s huge greens Sunday to win the Japan Airlines Championship — the first PGA Tour Champions event in Japan. The 54-year-old Scot two-putted for par from 50 feet on the par-4 18th, hitting his first to 1½ feet, for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory over Billy Mayfair and second-round leader Scott McCarron. Montgomerie finished at 14-under 202 for his fifth victory on the 50-and-over tour and first in nearly a year.
Ducks’ Xiong helps U.S. win back Walker Cup — Oregon Ducks rising sophomore Norman Xiong teamed with Pac-12 rival Collin Morikawa of California to win their morning foursomes match Sunday, and Xiong then halved his afternoon singles match to help the United States clinch the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club. The U.S. beat Great Britain and Ireland 19-7 in the biennial amateur competition. Xiong, the Pac-12 freshman of the year last season, also won the Western Amateur this summer.
— From staff and wire reports