Somers Point golfer Harry Scott, 78, is winding up an ambitious challenge. He is trying to play 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The Press checks in with Scott for daily updates.

Day: 47

City: Portland, Ore.

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Course played: Eastmoreland Golf Course (6,106 yards, par 72)

About the course: The course was established in 1918, and according to Scott, it seemed as if the city was built around it because the course is in the middle of a neighborhood. It featured large trees more than 100 years old lining each fairway. The greens, according to Scott, were lightning fast and the fairways were in good shape.

Playing partners: The golf course doesn't give single-golfer tee times, so Scott teamed with Rick, a seafood quality-control purchaser, Doug, a pastor-psychiatrist, and Ray, a banker.

Place he started and finished for the day: Scott got up at 4 a.m. Saturday in Portland for his 5 a.m. tee time. After golfing, he drove 180 miles to Bremerton, Wash., and visited the course he'll play today.

Scott's highlights: Scott said that he played well on the front nine and very poorly on the back nine. He said his highlight was being the only one in the foursome to shoot par on the 175-yard, par-3 fifth hole.

What's next: Scott planned to tee off at 8:02 a.m. today at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Bremerton.


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