Kennedy Swann wins Oregon Open Invitational
Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. shot rounds of 71-65-69 to win the Oregon Open Invitational, held this week on the Glaze Meadow course at Black Butte Ranch in Sisters, Ore.
Swann, an amateur, was competing against the region’s PGA club professionals. The tournament is one of four majors conducted each year by the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.
Last month, in her final year of school as a fifth-year senior, Swann led the Ole Miss women’s golf team to the school’s first national title in school history, winning the NCAA Women’s Championship. Swann finished 3-0 in match play at the championship.
Swann, who plays out of Tokatee Golf Club in McKenzie Bridge, made it to the quarterfinals of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur, which exempted her in to the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur, to be held later this summer.
Swann accepted an invitation to this year’s Marathon LPGA Classic, courtesy her performance in the NCAA women’s national championship. The Marathon LPGA Classic takes place July 8-11 at Highlands Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.
“That’s going to be a huge help for me in my pro career,” Swann said. “To get out there and play in my first LPGA event before even going to LPGA Q-School.”