Men who attacked fellow golfers at Oregon club get jail time


PORTLAND, Ore. – It has been said that golf is a good walk spoiled, but two Oregon men allegedly took it too far.

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The two golfers, charged with attacking two fellow players with their clubs at a north Portland club last year, were sentenced to jail terms ranging between 30 and 45 days, The Oregonian reported.

Matthew Leo and Jacob Ryan Self, both 37, were accused of assaulting the father-son golfing tandem of Henning Larsen and Roland Larsen on May 5, 2018, at the Rose City Golf Course, the newspaper reported.

In September, Leo pleaded no contest to attempted second-degree assault and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years of probation, the Oregonian reported. He was ordered to pay a $642 fine. On Wednesday, Self pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation, the newspaper reported. He was fined $1,921.

The newspaper reported that the Larsens suffered welts and lacerations, plus broken fingers from holding down their attackers until authorities arrived.

According to an arrest affidavit, Leo and Self were golfing in the wrong direction on the course. The Larsens, who were golfing in the proper direction, spoke to the men about their interference, the Oregonian reported.

When the four men crossed paths again later in the day, Leo and Self allegedly hit the Larsens with their golf clubs, investigators said. Leo swung at Roland Larsen, who deflected the blow with his forearms, while Self hit Hanning Larsen in the back, the newspaper reported.

According to Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Nicole Hermann, Leo and Self were heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident, the Oregonian reported.

Self’s lawyer, Dylan Potter, told the newspaper his client “recognizes that he was not justified in his actions and took it too far.” 


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