Shotaro Ban won the title at Lake Merced GC
The USGA isn’t the only one who likes a creative course set-up. For at least a day, the par-3 8th hole at Lake Merced GC, which normally plays at 206 yards from the back tees, was turned into a pitch-and-putt playing at just over 100 yards.
Tom Watson had a birdie putt at the last to shoot his age, but was ecstatic to shoot 4-under 66 at a Del Paso course that he said has the toughest Open rough he’s ever seen.
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This week’s U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento won’t look anything like what we just saw at Chambers Bay. But it nearly did.
The 4th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club will play in a pivotal role in determining the winner at this week’s California Amateur Championship. What is it that makes the hole so tough?
Cal senior Shotaro Ban defeated 17-year-old Joshua Sedeno of Roseville, 5 and 4, to win the title. Ban is the first Cal player to win the prestigious championship.
This year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be unlike any ever held. It’s the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest, the first on all fescue grass, the first with holes that will oscillate between a par 4 and a par 5 on any given day, and the first with uneven tee boxes. See what Poppy Hills architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. has to say about his Chambers Bay creation.
This year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be unlike any ever held. It’s the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest, the first on all fescue grass, the first with holes that will oscillate between a par 4 and a par 5 on any given day, and the first with uneven tee boxes.
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