Foundation Helps “Store to Door” Support Portland Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Foundation Helps “Store to Door” Support Portland Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Portland, OR. Foundation is a boutique on Northwest 23rd Avenue that donates its profits, after expenses, to one local charity each quarter. This quarter’s beneficiary is Store to Door and the nonprofit hosted an event to kick off the partnership. Erin Riddle, Marcia Blasen, Elizabeth Lott, and Eumi Wymbs were on hand for the event. (Brendan Ffitch, photo credit)

Store to Door is a Portland non-profit that supports independent living for Portland area seniors and adults with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. In 2018, Store to Door shopped and delivered more than 11,569 grocery orders to more than 682 clients across the Portland metro area.

“All of our nonprofit partners are very important to us,” said Holly Levow, co-founder and CEO of Foundation. “We couldn’t be more excited to help educate the community about their missions and to empower customers to give directly to these important organizations through something they would be doing anyway – shopping for clothes and accessories they love and feel great in.”

Foundation is located at 919 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland.

Foundation opened in August. The boutique gives 100 percent of profits, after expenses, to a featured non-profit partner. Store to Door will receive 100 percent of Foundation profits made from March 7th through June 5th.

“Store to Door is thrilled to be selected as an Impact Partner!” said Kiersten Ware, Store to Door Executive Director. “Foundation’s commitment to creating a more equitable world and their priority around women’s empowerment and health is very much aligned with our mission. 78% of Store to Door’s clients are women and 86% are low-income. Studies have shown that women over 75 are twice as likely to live in poverty than men. And the poverty rate among seniors of color in Multnomah County is 19% – almost twice the rate for the overall senior population. Store to Door is proud to partner with Foundation in its commitment to address these inequities so that all seniors can be nourished, included, and can live in dignity in the setting of their own choice.”

“When creating Foundation, we knew it was important to not only give with purpose but purchase with purpose,” said Chelsea Armstrong, co-founder of Foundation. To learn more about Foundation’s, upcoming events and its quarterly non-profit partners visit: www.foundationpdx.com.

From Foundation:

Foundation is a Portland-based boutique with a BIG mission: to champion a wide variety of social movements through a combination of fashion, philanthropy and community dialogue. Each quarter the women of Foundation research and carefully select a non-profit organization whose mission they strongly believe in. Foundation kicks off each partnership with an Impact event, an evening of fashion, philanthropy, food and drinks, that it hopes brings awareness to each organization’s mission. The community is invited to learn about Foundation’s non-profit partners, celebrate their great work and contribute to the cause by shopping the season’s best styles. Foundation donates 100 percent of profits and features ethical and socially conscious brands in its store.

From Store to Door:

Since 1989, Store to Door has supported independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. When the program began, five volunteers shopped for twenty-five local seniors. Now, 29 years later, Store to Door serves more than 680 clients more than 11,500 deliveries each year. As a volunteer-based organization, Store to Door relies on more than 1500 volunteers annually, who committed more than 17,000 hours of volunteer time last year.

Portlanders Celebrate Free Summer Concerts, Movies and More

Portlanders Celebrate Free Summer Concerts, Movies and More

Portland, OR. Organizers say that free family-friendly activities help build community. Last year thousands of people attended 59 concerts offered by Portland Parks. This summer, as usual, local artists will be featured, like Tony Starlight who will play at Brentwood Park on SE 60th on July 19th. The free concert series is a musical tradition over 110 years in the making, with something for everyone, from classical to hip-hop.

A Portland Festival Symphony concert is one of the featured events.

Here’s a listing of the dates and locations of the free upcoming events in the parks:

Date Location Concerts and Movies Transit Details
Friday, June 21 King School Park, NE Grand Avenue and Going Street Festival 2019 Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival 6, 8, 44, 72
Black Panther (2018) PG-13
Friday, July 5 Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Avenue and Haig Street Concert The Old Yellers—Original Americana country folk-rock 9, 10, 17, 19, 70,  ADA Accessible
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018) PG-13
Saturday, July 6 Floyd Light Park, SE 111th Avenue and Alder Street Concert Georgina Band—Classic Iraqi rhythmic music 15, 20, 
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) PG—Arabic with English subtitles
Sunday, July 7 Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard Concert Yankee Gaucho—World folk rock 9, 10, 17, 75
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) PG
Monday, July 8 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Moody Little Sister—New folk of the American West 70, 99
Wednesday, July 10 Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group—Sensational jazz, blues, and soul 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Thursday, July 11 Khunamokwst Park, 5200 NE Alberta Street Concert Ache Son—Hot Cuban son 71, 72 ADA Accessible
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Friday, July 12 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert The Sirens of Blues—Female blues legends and rising stars 70, 72, 75
Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street Concert Tara Velarde—Diva folk 15, 70
Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, July 13 Pendleton Park, SW 55th Drive and Iowa Street Concert Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a Band—Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music 1, 54, 56 ADA Accessible
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) PG
Sunday, July 14 Warner Pacific University, 2219 SE 68th Avenue Concert Quadraphonnes—Jazzy funk from all-female saxophone quartet 2
Aquaman (2018) PG-13
Monday, July 15 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Rae Gordon Band—Female-fronted blues and soul 70, 99
Thursday, July 18 Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd Avenue and Harrison Street Concert Wamba—World beat focusing on Afrobeat and highlife 1, 8, 9, 12, 17, 35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99,  ADA Accessible
Harrison Park, SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street Concert POPgoji—Brazilian beats meets American soul 2, 72 ADA Accessible
Approved For Adoption (2012) NR—French with English subtitles
Friday, July 19 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Tony Starlight—Music, laughs from Sinatra to the 80s 70, 72, 75
Brentwood Park, 6550 SE 60th Avenue Concert Soul Progression—Pop, rock, blues, good times 19, 71
Ready Player One (2018) PG-13
Saturday, July 20 North Park Blocks, NW 8th Avenue and Everett Street Concert Choro da Alegria—Beautiful melodies of Brazil 1, 4, 8, 15, 17, 20, 35, 44, 51, 54, 56, 77,   ADA Accessible
Pelé: Birth Of A Legend (2016) PG
Monday, July 22 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Grupo Masato—High energy tropical/Andean Chicha 70, 99
Thursday, July 25 Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd Avenue and Harrison Street Concert Outer Orbit—Funk soul collective 1, 8, 9, 12, 17, 35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99,  ADA Accessible
McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Rhythm Culture—Blues and jazz infused reggae 4, 35 ADA Accessible
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG
Friday, July 26 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Bloco Alegria—High-Energy Brazilian music and dance 70, 72, 75
Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver Street Concert Geno Michaels & Soulcity—Joyous music that moves your body and soul 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, July 27 Cathedral Park, N Crawford Street and Pittsburg Avenue, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Brass), music director Gregory Vajda 4, 11, 16
Cully Park, NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Concert Turquoise Pride—Native American Drumming 72 ADA Accessible
Nemo Hádéést’į́į́/Finding Nemo (2003) G—Navajo with English subtitles
Sunday, July 28 Grant Park, NE 33rd Avenue and Brazee Street, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Strings), music director Gregory Vajda 70, 75, 77 ADA Accessible
Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Big Bad Beat—Hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s to now 24, 71
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) PG
Monday, July 29 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Miller & Sasser—Upbeat originals and country classics 70, 99
Thursday, August 1 WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele 63,  ADA Accessible
Friday, August 2 Village Square Parking Lot, SE 162nd Avenue and Stark Street Concert Friends of Noise Youth Showcase—All ages music for everyone 20, 25, 74,  ADA Accessible
Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies 63,  ADA Accessible
Saturday, August 3 Spring Garden Park, 3332 SW Spring Garden Street Concert The Libertine Belles—High energy vintage-swing 12, 44
Moana (2016) PG
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach 63,  ADA Accessible
Sunday, August 4 WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works 63,  ADA Accessible
Tuesday, August 6 McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection—Revitalizing funk and soul 4, 35 ADA Accessible
Thursday, August 8 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Chervona—Northwest’s Eastern European party band 24, 71
Woodlawn Park, NE 11th Avenue and Oneonta Street Concert Saeeda Wright—Powerful soul, jazz, and gospel 6, 8, 75 ADA Accessible
Coco (2017) PG
Friday, August 9 Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue Concert FunkTown PDX—Bringing the funk 20, 73,  ADA Accessible
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, August 10 Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full Symphony), music director Gregory Vajda 15, 20, 75
FESTIVAL LATINO—Starting at 4PM, Cully Park, NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Concert Orquestra Pacifico Tropical—Electrifying South American cumbias; DJ Lapaushi 72 ADA Accessible
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG—Spanish with English subtitles
Sunday, August 11 Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full Symphony), music director Gregory Vajda 4, 6, 44
Wilshire Park, NE 33rd Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert 5 Grand—Danceable R&B, funk and soul 24, 70, 75
How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World (2019) PG
Thursday, August 15 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert JT Trawick’s Big Ozark Swing Orchestra—Let’s swing and let the good times roll! 24, 71
Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street Concert DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood & Bhangra dance 15, 20, 75
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) PG
Friday, August 16 Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Mz. Etta’s World featuring Arietta Ward—Vast variety of soul, funk, and R&B 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Captain Marvel (2019) PG-13
Saturday, August 17 Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street, starting at 12PM Festival Tonga Day 2019 22, 23, 24, 77, 87,  ADA Accessible
Bumblebee (2018) PG-13
Sunday, August 18 Hamilton Park, SW 47th Drive and 44th Avenue Concert The Sportin’ Lifers—Covering jumping blues, R&B, soul, and jazz 55
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG
Thursday, August 22 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Glass of Hearts—Blondie tribute band  24, 71
Elizabeth Caruthers Park, SW Gaines Street and Bonds Avenue Concert The Mars Rovers—Eclectic classic rock and blues 24, 71
Up (2009) PG
Friday, August 23 Luuwit View Park, NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street Concert St. James’s Gate—Celtic Americana, infectious pub rock 22,73 ADA Accessible
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) PG
Saturday, August 24 April Hill Park, SW 58th Avenue and Miles Street Concert Rogue Bluegrass Band—Acoustic bluegrass and Americana 1
Missing Link (2019) PG
Sunday, August 25 Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM Concert Providence Stage Band—Big band sounds from the 40s to 70s 15, 20, 75
Friday, August 30 Montavilla Park, 8219 NE Glisan Street Concert Mo Phillips and The Grumpies—Hilarious family dance jams 19, 20, 72, 272, 
Dumbo (2019) PG
Saturday, August 31 Overlook Park, N Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street Concert Sakumuna—Afro-fusion music with funk grooves, reggae roots
Moana (2016) PG
Sunday, September 1 Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street, starting at 10AM Festival 11th Annual Slavic Festival “Heritage” 22, 23, 24, 77, 87,  ADA Accessible
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) PG-13

 


Interested in becoming a sponsor over $5,000?
Kellie Torres, Development Manager
503-823-5589  |  [email protected]

Interested in becoming a neighborhood sponsor?
Contact the park’s bureau staff at [email protected]

Trail Blazer “3’s for Trees” Program Hits 14,000 Trees Already

Trail Blazer “3’s for Trees” Program Hits 14,000 Trees Already

Portland, OR. The regular NBA season doesn’t end until April 10th, but the Trail Blazers have already hit enough three-point shots to earn over 14,000 trees to plant. The Blazers are teaming again with Daimler Trucks North America and Friends of Trees to plant three trees for every three point field goal made during the 2018-19 regular season. Last season, the “3’s for Trees”  program helped plant over 15,000 trees. (Photo credit, Justin Tucker)

Christa Stout, Vice President of Social Responsibility for the Portland Trail Blazers explains, “Planting over 15,000 trees is an incredible milestone, and it has been amazing to see the transformation of the Sandy River Delta over the past four seasons. We are proud to partner with these two amazing organizations that continue to make a positive impact on our environment.”

Scott Fogarty, Executive Director of Friends of Trees; Eileen Frack, Daimler’s General Manager of Human Resources; and Christa Stout celebrated the program at the Blazers 2018-19 season opener.

Trail Blazers and Daimler volunteers helped plant the “3’s for Trees” saplings last spring.

Daimler Trucks North America helped Friends of Trees plant the 15,000th tree in the Sandy River Delta. Thanks to the reforestation of this area, native wildlife has returned to the Delta to live and breed for the first time in many years. After the regular season, volunteers will be out planting again. You can join a Friends of Trees planting event to help plant all these trees. Learn more at friendsoftrees.org.

From Friends of Trees:

Friends of Trees was founded in 1989 by a community member who loved trees and started planting them in Portland neighborhoods. Today, Friends of Trees is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers. Friends of Trees greens our region while growing community.

Since our founding Friends of Trees has planted 750,000+ trees and native plants with thousands and thousands and thousands of volunteers in 120+ neighborhoods in six counties across two states.

Whether it’s a forest created from our canopy of urban trees or the forest to come from our restoration plantings in sensitive natural areas, there is no doubt that the trees planted by Friends of Trees play a vital role our region’s livability. Given rising temperatures and all that we know about the cooling and cleansing effects of trees, it’s easy to see how our work improves our natural environment. But what’s really something else is the people-power: the trees we plant are actually planted by 6,000+ volunteers every planting season.

 

 

Portland’s Lara Tennant Wins USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Portland’s Lara Tennant Wins USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Vero Beach, Fla. Portland’s Lara Tennant arrived at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club having won just one match in a USGA amateur championship in eight starts, but on October 11th she captured the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in convincing fashion. “I would say except for last year, all of the other USGA championships I played in, I probably prepared two weeks before,” explained Tennant. “With five kids I was never prepared like I am now. Since I turned 50 I was able to have the time to prepare, and I would say I have a new passion for golf.”

Making the experience even more exciting, Lara’s 78-year-old father, George Mack, served as her caddie. He was enjoying the experience even before the final round. “How can you beat this?” said Mack, “Regardless of what happens tomorrow, it doesn’t matter because we’ve had a great time.”

Tennant never trailed on Thursday, defeating Sue Wooster, 56, of Australia, 3 and 2, in the 18-hole championship match, USGA official Scott Lipsky, reported.

Tennant was able to build a cushion on the back nine on Thursday by taking advantage of some late miscues by Wooster. 

As the runner-up, Wooster receives an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open, as well as a three-year exemption into the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and exemptions into the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

What the Champion Receives

  • Custody of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Trophy for one year
  • Gold medal
  • 10-year exemption in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • 2-year exemption into the U.S. Senior Women’s Open
  • 2-year exemption into the U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • 2-year exemption into the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Here are some details about the final matchup:

 
SUE WOOSTER   LARA TENNANT
56 Age 51
Lysterfield, Victoria, Australia Hometown Portland, Ore. 
N/A College University of Arizona
     
Round of 32 (2016, 2017) Best Previous Finish in this Championship Round of 64 (2017)
No. 5 / 87 holes played Seeding / Match Holes Played No. 10 / 83 holes played
Defeated 2013 runner-up Susan Cohn in the semifinals, 3 and 2 Notable Victory

Defeated 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Corey Weworski in the quarterfinals, 3 and 2

25 Age Started Playing 10
Has won national golf championships in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand Noteworthy Was co-medalist in her U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur debut in 2017

Has advanced to match play in all nine USGA amateur championships in which she has competed

USGA Credentials

Has been competing in USGA championships dating back to the 1983 U.S. Girls’ Junior

Did not start playing golf competitively until she was in her 40s

Fun Fact Made the first hole-in-one in U.S. Senior Women’s Open history earlier this year

 

The Most Popular Wedding Date of 2018 is…

The Most Popular Wedding Date of 2018 is…

Portland, OR. Move over June brides, October 20th is the number one day of 2018 to get married! The once-popular summer wedding trend has officially been dethroned, according to the wedding registry site, Zola. The most popular wedding season of 2018 is fall. The wedding site gathered evidence that, for the first time ever, 40 percent of all weddings will take place during the months of September and October. Additionally, only one of the top 10 wedding dates falls before September.

Here are the top 10 wedding dates of 2018:

  1. Saturday, 10/20/2018
  2. Saturday, 8/18/2018
  3. Saturday, 10/13/2018
  4. Saturday, 9/29/2018
  5. Sunday, 9/2/2018 (Labor Day weekend)
  6. Saturday, 9/8/2018
  7. Saturday, 9/22/2018
  8. Saturday, 10/6/2018 (Columbus Day weekend)
  9. Saturday, 9/15/2018
  10. Saturday, 10/27/2018

Have you or someone you love gotten married recently? We’d be happy to write up a story and share your beautiful photos and it’s free! Or, are you getting married this fall? We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]

A fall wedding makes for cooler temperatures and less bugs if you’re outside. With a plethora of pumpkins, there are some festive and unique wedding styles to embrace.

October was the month U.S. Army veteran Justin Lansford married his longtime girlfriend, Carol Balmes. Lansford’s service dog, a golden retriever named Gabe, served as best man.

Seasonal fall flower can have bold combinations of the jewel-toned colors like deep purple, rust, scarlet, and gold.

Our website, SocietyPageWeddings.com is posting wedding stories and also has some great wedding ideas. We have a Pinterest page which has beautiful local wedding photos and a recap of the Portland Bridal Show. Check out our Pinterest page by clicking the link below:

This is our link to wonderful photos:  https://www.pinterest.com/societypageweddings/pins/ 

The 2019 show will be January 12th- 13th at the Oregon Convention Center View Website. The Portland Bridal Show always has lots of ideas for fall weddings:

Here’s a list of some of the vendors at the Portland Bridal show:























 
 
Eugene Shines as Wilson Claims Elusive USGA Title

Eugene Shines as Wilson Claims Elusive USGA Title

Eugene, OR.  55-year-old Jeff Wilson from Fairfield, CA., won the 64th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship with a 2-and-1 victory over defending champion Sean Knapp of Oakmont, PA. The August tournament was the fifth USGA championship hosted by Eugene Country Club. (The United States Golf Association (USGA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the governing body of golf in the United States and Mexico.) Wilson had some thoughts about his performance. “I just tried to get myself to settle down and not think ahead and just keep hitting shots, and I played a pretty good back nine. I was 4 under for the last eight holes or something like that.”

For Wilson, this was the culmination of a journey that began in the late 1970s with the U.S. Junior Amateur and progressed to four U.S. Open appearances, including 2000 at Pebble Beach, where he earned low-amateur honors. He is the only golfer in USGA history to earn medalist honors in the U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Mid-Amateur and the U.S. Senior Amateur, and earlier this summer he was the low amateur in the U.S. Senior Open, joining two-time USGA champion Marvin “Vinny” Giles III as the only competitors to earn that distinction in a U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open.

Wilson played the equivalent of 4-under-par golf – with the usual match-play concessions – over the final eight holes to beat Knapp, who was vying to become the first repeat champion since William C. Campbell in 1979-1980.

“Anybody that’s played amateur golf at a high level has known Jeff Wilson. He’s a superstar,” said Sean Knapp. “You did not see a senior golfer out there. You saw one of the best amateur golfers in the country.”

Wilson had come close to winning USGA titles before, reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Mid-Amateur in consecutive years (2001-2002) and the quarterfinals of that championship on three other occasions. But when he turned 55 in June, he could compete in the U.S. Senior Amateur and he joined Knapp as players to have won the title in their first year of eligibility.

At 55 years, 2 months and 16 days, he is the third youngest to win the U.S. Senior Amateur behind Stan Lee and his brother, Louis Lee.

“I think Sean said it best [at the prize ceremony], it’s really hard to win one of these things,” said Wilson, the owner of a car dealership. “First you’ve got to get over yourself and then you have to beat the guy playing with you. And it’s difficult.

“I always thought I was good enough to be a USGA champion, but I never work put the work in. And that shows up when the matches are on the line. This year, I put the work in.”

Enjoying as much as a 30-yard advantage off the tee, Wilson took advantage of that power on the two second-nine par 5s at Eugene, nearly reaching both in two. He won the 13th to go 1 up and after winning the par-4 14th when Knapp three-putted, Wilson’s second shot from the right rough on the 522-yard 16th hole stopped 5 yards short of the green. With Knapp already inside 4 feet following a perfect wedge approach, Wilson eschewed his wedge and putted the ball from the fairway. It came up 9 feet short, but he managed to convert the birdie putt to maintain his 2-up lead.

On the 17th hole, both players hit their wedge approaches within 12 feet of the flagstick. When Knapp’s birdie attempt drifted past the hole, all Wilson had to do was cozy his birdie putt to within concession range, which he did to take the title.”

From USGA:

  • Runner-up Sean Knapp received a silver medal and exemptions into the 2019 U.S. Senior Open, the 2019 U.S. Amateur and next month’s U.S. Mid-Amateur.
  • Before Thursday’s final, John Richardson had been the last medalist to win the U.S. Senior Amateur, doing so at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. His son,Kemp Richardson, later won titles in 2001 and 2003, making them the only father-son tandem to win a USGA championship.
  • Knapp is the fifth player in U.S. Senior Amateur history to win a U.S. Senior Amateur title and lose in the championship match the following year. The other four are J. Clark Espie (1956-1957), Lewis Oehmig (1976-1977), Ed Updegraff (1981-1982) and Mark Bemowski (2004-2005)
  • Jeff Wilson’s 84-year-old father, Jack, took a break from a fly-fishing trip on the nearby McKenzie River in Oregon to watch his son play the final match.
  • Wilson’s caddie this week was childhood friend Bobby Periera. In a bit of irony, Pereira was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers cap, which happens to be the team Knapp roots for. Knapp resides in the Pittsburgh suburbs.   

 

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