April 30, 2018
Blake Hathcoat of Fresno punched his ticket to this year’s California Amateur Championship, shooting a medalist-earning 7-under 65 in an 18-hole qualifier held Monday at Merced Golf and Country Club.
Hathcoat was flawless, posting seven birdies with zero bogeys.
Also advancing to the championship proper were Josh McCollum of Upland (69), Cody Riecks of Auburn (70) and Lane Pulliam of Hanford (71).
The first altenate is Ron Ewing of Atwater (71), while the second alternate is Aidan Tran of Fresno (72).
This year’s Califonia Amateur will be held June 18-23 at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad.