Nick Chianello Wins Oregon Stroke Play Championship
Aug. 14, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State junior men's golfer Nick Chianello shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the 59th Oregon Stroke Play Championship at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore.
Chianello, who transferred from the University of Portland, finished with a 5-under 70-70-71--211 to finish four strokes ahead of Eric Grimberg and Jesse Heinly at the par-72, 7,115-yard layout. Chianello was the only player to shoot under-par all three rounds and dominated the front nine each day with 15 birdies
Junior Nick Sherwood finished fourth with an even-par 72-74-70--216, while senior Casey King finished in a tie for 23rd with a 15-over 76-75-80--231. Former Oregon State golfer Paul Peterson, who won the past two Oregon Stroke Play Championships, finished in a tie for fifth with 1-over 74-73-70--217.
The Oregon Stroke Play Championship was established in 1951 and is open to amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of 5.0 and less for the open division and 10.0 and less for the senior division and annually attracts some of the best amateur from Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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