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COURETSY: OREGON GOLF ASSOCIATON - Oregon Amateur champions Conner Barr (left) and Krissy Peterson show off their hardware Saturday at Black Butte Ranch.GOLF

Fatigue was Portland State’s Krissy Peterson friend in the end Saturday at Black Butte Ranch.

The former Canby High player, who is entering her senior year with the Vikings, staged a dramatic finish to upset an Oregon prep legend, Gigi Stoll of Beaverton, and win the Oregon Amateur women’s title.

Peterson won the 35th and 36th holes on the Glaze Meadow course to beat Stoll 1-up.

Stoll, who just finished her freshman year at the University of Arizona, never trailed until the end, but she also never led by more than 2-up.

Peterson said she was basically exhausted by the end — but that the tiredness may have helped her pull through.

“I was almost so tired that it made it easier to stick with my process and just go back to muscle memory,” she said.

The match was even after nine holes. Stoll was 1-up after 18. Peterson won the 19th with a birdie. Stoll took the 20th with an eagle. They halved the next nine holes. Peterson birdied the 30th to pull even, but Stoll birdied the 33rd and reclaimed the lead.

On the par-3 35th (17th), Stoll missed a 10-foot par putt, and then Peterson sank a four-footer to square the match.

On the final hole, both players just missed the green in regulation. Stoll’s chip was 10 feet shot, and Peterson’s putt from off the green left her with another four-footer. Stoll came up an inch short, and Peterson made her putt to claim the trophy.

Stoll, who had won the previous two Oregon Ams, was the tourney medalist. Peterson was the sixth seed.

Peterson played solid golf all week. She opened with two wins of 4 and 3, beating 11th seed Kaitlin Collom and 14th seed Hannah Swanson from Forest Grove. Then she knocked off 2015 finalist Madison Odiorne, who had taken Stoll to a playoff in this year’s stroke-play qualifying, 3 and 2 in the semifinals on Friday.

Then Peterson played 2-under-par for the championship match

“I was feeling pretty confident, basically keeping with the process,” Peterson said. “I knew I was hitting the ball well this week, and was patient with the greens.

“My ball-striking was consistent, and I was able to put pressure on by hitting a lot of good shots at the pins.”

The all-Big Sky golfer became the first Viking to win the Oregon Amateur — coach Kailin Downs, from Bend, took home the title in 2002.

“I just believe I could do it,” Peterson said, “and knew I was playing well enough to get the job done.”

• In the men’s final at the 107th Oregon Amateur, Beaverton’s Conner Barr topped Brian Humphreys of Washougal, Washington 2 and 1 on Saturday.

Barr, a Southridge High product who recently graduated from Northern Colorado, lost the first two holes, but was even at the first turn and then won holes 10 through 17 and finished the first 18 leading 8-up.

Humphreys, a former Camas High golfer who has committed to Boise State, won five holes on the third nine to get to 3-down. Barr regained some momentum with a winning birdie on the 28th hole and by taking the 30th for a 5-up margin.

Humphreys made another move, sinking a long birdie putt on the 32nd to get to 3-down again. He stayed alive when he won the 34th with a bogey.

But Barr tapped in for par on the 35th to close out the match.

HOPS

Hillsboro fell to 3-6 with a 3-2 loss Saturday night at the Vancouver Canadians.

The Hops had five hits at Nat Bailey Stadium, as Vancouver starter Patrick Murphy, a third-round draft pick in 2013 of the Toronto Blue Jays, got his first pro victory after missing three seasons with injuries.

The five-game series continues at 1 p.m. Sunday, with Vancouver leading 2-1.

The Hops are three games out of first place in the Northwest League South Division — the first time since Aug. 19, 2013 they have been more than two games away from first place.

GREYWOLVES

The Wenatchee AppleSox beat the host Gresham GreyWolves 8-3 Saturday night in a West Coast League wood-bat baseball game.

A five-run sixth gave Wenatchee (8-9) a 5-1 lead.

Gresham (6-12) got two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the AppleSox scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth.

Catcher Ben Klenke, one of eight GreyWolves to get a hit in their eight-hit attack, had the team’s only RBI.

The teams will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at Oslund Field on the Mt. Hood Community College campus, with Wenatchee going for a three-game sweep.

NFL

Former Oregon State defensive lineman Dwan Edwards is calling it quits.

The 6-3, 305-pounder, who was drafted in 2004 and spent the past four seasons with Carolina, announced his retirement on Saturday, one year after signing a two-year, $4 million extension and 3 1/2 months after being released by the Panthers.

Edwards, from Columbus, Montana, played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2004-09 and the Buffalo Bills in 2010-11.

WINTERHAWKS

A Portland Winterhawks player has been selected in the 2016 NHL draft.

Forward Rodrigo Abols went in the seventh round, No. 184 overall, to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Abols scored 20 goals and had 29 assists in 62 games for Portland last season.

He also played for Latvia in the 2016 World Championship and helped lead his country to the title in Division I A at the World Junior Championship.

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