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Hammericksen goes low in city tourney

High school player Baylee Hammericksen led a trio of players who were at least 5 under par on the opening day of the Rogue Valley Stroke Play Championships at Centennial Golf Club Saturday.

Hammericksen, a two-time state champion for St. Mary’s who is entering her senior year, fired a 6-under 66 to build a big lead in the women’s division. She opened a five-shot lead over Terry Levis entering Sunday's final around.

Hammericksen made an eagle 3 on the 11th hole to get to 4 under, then birdied Nos. 16 and 17 in a bogey-free round.

Payton Canon, last year’s women’s winner, was fourth with a 76, one shot behind Lindsey Crosier.

Kevin Geniza, the 2019 winner in the men’s championship division, and Johnny Mansfield, the men’s senior defending champion, each shot 5-under 67s.

Geniza, coming off his senior year at Oregon, made an eagle and five birdies to offset two bogeys. He leads Kolby Boisen by three shots.

Mansfield made six birdies and a bogey in building a four-shot edge on Dan Keck.

In the men’s open, Jamie Burton and Jeremiah Paladino tied for the first-day lead with 73s.

Bruce Hall’s 69 paced a tight bunch in the men’s super senior. Three players — Phil Cardin, Glen Clark and David George — were at 70, and defending champion Kevin Klabunde shot 71.

Norm Hall led the inaugural legends division with a 77, and Jon Paauwe shot 78.

ROGUE VALLEY STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday’s First Round (Top 10)

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Kevin Geniza 67, Kolby Boisen 70, David Murphy 71, Michael Leonard 71, Taylor Klemp 72, Michael Gray 72, Adam Messer 72, Tannon Rounsaville 72, Ryan Schaefer 72, Mark Wilson 73, Seth King 73.

MEN’S OPEN

Jamie Burton 73, Jermiah Paladino 73, David Husel 77, Kristopher Kaufman 79, Michael Forney 79, Travis Sanders 79, Anthony Ulloa 79, Brandon Crosier 79, Alex Jacobberger 79, Tony Conklin 80, Chris Wood 80, Jordan Anderson 80.

MEN’S SENIOR

Johnny Mansfield 67, Dan Keck 71, Dave Schoenmann 72, Cameron Mitchell 73, Robert Stassi 74, Marty Morlan 74, Craig Vogensen 74, James Parrish 75, John Kandaris 75, Lee Oltjenbruns 75.

MEN’S SUPER SENIOR

Bruce Hall 69, Phil Cardin 70, Glen Clark 70, David George 70, Kevin Klabunde 71, Marshall Holman 73, Steve Wood 73, Chris Littleton 73, Mark Wilson 74, John Robinson 75, Jim Hoffman 75.

MEN’S LEGENDS

Norm Hall 77, Jon Paauwe 78, Duane Nelson 80, Rich Larsen 80, Rod Reid 81, Nick Viani 82, Bob Harrell 82, John Ferris 85, Bill Doss 85, Lael Collins 87.

WOMEN’S

Baylee Hammericksen 66, Terry Levis 71, Lindsey Crosier 75, Payton Canon 76, Riley Hammericksen 77, Leslie Gainey 79, Carolyn Turner 81, Mindy Ferris 97, Darla Allen 99, Nancy Gish 101.

Baylee Hammericksen