Lake Oswego's Drew Woolworth wins Oregon Junior Amateur
Age, as they say, is just a number.
Just ask Lake Oswego's Drew Woolworth.
Woolworth, who will be a freshman at Lake Oswego High School in the fall, stepped up to win the Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur golf tournament at Salishan Golf Links in Gleneden Beach from June 29 through July 1.
Woolworth, after qualifying as co-medalist in stroke play, won five straight times in the tournament's match play format, eventually beating 12th-seeded Jake Rodgers of Mulino 3&2 in the championship.
In the title match, Rodgers led by two holes just three holes into the match, but Woolworth came back to lead by one the end of the front nine, won the first two holes on the back side and rolled home to victory from there.
Rodgers secured his berth in the championship match by winning four straight times, including a 4&3 upset of top-seeded Cole Rueck of Corvallis in the semifinals.
In his earlier match play victories, Woolworth beat: No. 31 Mason Zimmerman of Portland 1-up; No. 18 Lucas Vanderlip of Gold Beach 3&1; No. 7 Nick Huffman of Bend 1-up; and No. 6 Eli Huntington of Camas, Washington, 1-up.
In total, Woolworth played 121 holes on his way to the title. Thanks to his victory in the Oregon Amateur, Woolworth also qualified for the 2022 US Jr. Am at Bandon Dunes and the Juniors America Cup.
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