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UO's McCready takes title.

Byline: The Register-Guard

NORTH PLAINS - University of Oregon golfer Kim McCready built a 4-up lead after 18 holes and hung on to beat Kristen Svicarovich 3 and 1 in the women's final of the Oregon Amateur Championship on Saturday.

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

McCready, a Placerville, Calif., native who will be a junior at Oregon in the fall, shot a 1-over-par 73 on the first 18 holes of the 36-hole match at Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course to take the lead.

Svicarovich, who tied for 16th place for Vanderbilt at this year's NCAA Championships, didn't take long to get back into the match in the afternoon round.

Three consecutive pars to open the round, combined with three McCready bogeys, helped Svicarovich cut McCready's advantage to 1-up.

McCready was still 1-up when the match turned in her favor for good at the par-4 13th hole, where she made par and Svicarovich made double bogey to go 2-up.

McCready then closed out the match with a par on the par-4 17th hole.

The men's final unfolded in a similar manner, with Alex Stamey of Mill Creek, Wash., beating former Oregon State University golfer Eric Fiskum of Salem 2 and 1 for the title.

Stamey led 4-up after the morning 18, but Fiskum cut the lead to 1-up in the afternoon with a birdie on the par-5 14th hole.

Fiskum's bogey on the par-4 16th hole left him 2-down, and Stamey finished the match with a halving par on the 17th.

Reign stay unbeaten

at national qualifier

KELSO, Wash. - Ashley Likens was 5-for-6 with three RBIs and Mindy Bean was 4-for-7 as the Oregon Reign remained undefeated (4-0) at the Pacific Northwest National Qualifier 18U softball tournament with two victories Saturday.

Likens was 3-for-3, and Bean and Rogers added two hits each to lead the Reign to a 5-0 victory over the Portland Breeze in their first game of the day.

Kelly Dyer gave up four hits and one walk while striking out 10 in seven innings to get the win.

Likens was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Bean was 2-for-3 to pace the Reign (17-2) to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Hurricanes in the second game of the day.

Likens knocked in Jackie Sharp with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to make a winner of Jenni Bittle, who struck out seven in a three-hitter.

Challengers beaten

in Legion tournament

THE DALLES - Jerry Godsill had two singles and two RBIs to lead Caldwell, Idaho, to a 6-4 victory over the Bi-Mart Challengers on Saturday at the Hustler Wood Bat American Legion baseball tournament.

Aaron Greer led the Challengers with a triple, double and three RBIs. The Challengers (14-4) will meet Sunset at 4 p.m. today for third place.

Mountain West second

in basketball series

SISTERS - Kyle Hook of Joseph scored 12 points to lead the Old Oregon League to a 56-52 win over the Mountain West League for the championship of the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A all-star prep boys basketball series Saturday.

Joe Castro and Ryan Rux, both of McKenzie, led the Mountain West with 14 points and 10 points, respectively.

Jackson Tandy of Columbia Christian scored 21 to lead the Casco League to a 62-61 win over the Skyline/Big Sky League for third place.

North rallies to win

Les Schwab Bowl

PORTLAND - Lineman Ndamukong Suh's 2-yard touchdown run capped a 22-point comeback in the final six minutes to give the North high school all-stars a 36-30 win over the South in the annual Les Schwab Bowl on Saturday.

Marist soccer player signs

with Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. - Marist High School's Ashley Brumback, a three-time all-district selection, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Northern Colorado.
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Title Annotation:Sports; The junior-to-be wins the Oregon Amateur women's championship
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 26, 2005
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