May 12, 2014
Jimmy Castles and eight other players earned spots into the upcoming California State Amateur Championship at a qualifier held Monday at par-70 San Jose Country Club.
Castles, who hails from Cupertino, was medalist with a 2-under 68. Coming in a stroke back at 69 were Tommy Dodge and Brian Nagata, both of San Jose.
Finishing in a tie for fourth at 1-over 71 were Monterey’s Sunny Yan and San Jose resident Ray Kong.
The final four to earn spots after shooting 72 were Bradley Keller of Menlo Park, Ryan Slater of Gilroy, San Jose’s David Staszko and Sean Etow of Aptos.
The championship proper will be held June 16-21 at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad.