SILVER CREEK VALLEY
August 8, 2016
Robert Hamilton of Gold River earned medalist honors, posting a 2-under 70 that included four birdies and two bogeys. On the front-nine, Hamilton posted a 4-under 32.
Finishing in second place was San Francisco’s Ben Scribner at 71. The third and final automatic spot came down to a playoff between four players who came in at 72. Ben Peters of Redwood City won the playoff. The first alternate spot went to Chico’s Mike O’Donnell, while Mark Sanchez will be the second alternate.
Silver Creek Valley
Brisbane’s Kory Storer and Ryan Sloane of Campbell earned co-medalist honors, posting matching rounds of 4-under 67.
Seaside’s Nick Moore, the defending NCGA Player of the Year, finished third at 69, The fourth and final automatic spot became a playoff between San Francisco’s Matt Cohn and Burlingame’s Aleksei Koika, who both finished at 70. Cohn emerged from the playoff to claim the fourth spot, with Koika getting the first alternate spot.
Moore and Cohn competed in this year’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Winged Foot. The second alternate spot went to Carmel’s Jerry Ledzinski, winner of the 2015 NCGA Mid-Amateur Championship.
This year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will tee off Sept. 10-15 at Stonewall in Pennsylvania.