The West Linn graduate rallies with 65 on Sunday

Former West Linn golfer Zach Foushee was the runner-up at the Oregon Stroke Play Championships.Conner Kumpula of Albany, completed a wire-to-wire victory on Sunday to win the 62nd Oregon Stroke Play Championship, held at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond, Ore., finishing just ahead of former West Linn standout and current Oregon Duck, Zach Foushee.

Kumpula finished a stellar tournament by shooting a 67 (-5) on Sunday, ending up at 68-68-67 – 203 (-13) for the Championship. The Oregon State golfer began to pull ahead of the field after a 3-under par 33 on the front nine, and continued to push his lead after four consecutive birdies to begin the back nine. After his round, Kumpula said he felt confident in his game leading up to the championship.

Foushee finished in second place after recording the low score of the tournament on Sunday, a 7-under par 65. He finished at 71-70-65 – 206 (-10). Kevin Murphy (Rogue River, Ore.) ended up tied for third at 5-under par for the Championship with Ray Richards (Tualatin, Ore.). Murphy finished at 71-73-67 – 211 and Richards shot 70-68-73 - 211. Hayden Christensen (Brush Prairie, Wash.) and Brent Grant (Honolulu, Hawaii) finished tied for fifth at 4-under par 212.

Another West Linn resident, CJ Sitton, finished in the top-30 with a three-day total of 223.

In the Senior Division, West Linn's Michael Kloenne took ninth place.

After Saturday’s second round, the field in each division was cut in half (plus ties) for Sunday’s final round.

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