By Kevin Duke / The Bulletin
REDMOND — Suddenly, it was a tight match on the Ridge course at Eagle Crest.
With four holes left in Tuesday’s men’s senior division final at the inaugural Oregon Four-Ball championship, Crosswater’s Carey Watson and Stein Swenson had a 3-up lead over Portland’s Mark Bowler and Dave Lydell.
They got there with a run by Watson in the middle of the round, who had three birdies in four holes (No. 9 through No. 12), and then made a two-putt par from 50 feet to halve the 13th.
As the players walked off the green, Swenson exclaimed, “It’s the Carey Watson show, everyone!”
But with the big lead the pair had a couple of hiccups on 15 and 16, making their first bogeys of the day, and pars from Bowler and Lydell had the Portlanders back in the match.