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108th California Amateur Championship Qualifier at Dragonfly
On Tuesday, May 28th, we hosted the 108th California Amateur Championship Qualifiers for Northern California. We had some amazing golfers show up in the hopes to compete at this prestigious championship that will take place at Monterey Peninsula Country Club June 24-29.
Those who qualified at Dragonfly to move on to the championship include: Tyson Dinsmore; Michael Cliff; Garett Wagner; Christopher Ebster; David Zoller; Lane Pulliam; Tom Anderson. You can check out the full results using the button below.
Congrats to those who qualified & thank you to everyone who came out to play!
Here’s a little background info on the California Amateur Championship:
The California Amateur Championship is one of the nation’s oldest state amateur golf championships and dates back to 1912 when the California Golf Association was founded. The California Amateur Championship was originally held at Del Monte Golf Club, but shifted to Pebble Beach Golf Links when it was built in 1919. The championship remained at Pebble Beach through 2006, with the exception of 2000 when it was played at Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Courses due to the U.S. Open being hosted at Pebble Beach that year. In 2006, the championship began a new tradition of rotating to courses around the state, alternating between Northern California and Southern California.
The tournament has seen many top names including Ken Venturi in 1951, Johnny Miller in 1968, Bobby Clampett in 1978 and 1980, Duffy Waldorf in 1984 and Mark O’Meara in 1979. Standout golfers who have tried to win the title and failed, include Craig Stadler, Corey Pavin, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Woods reached the semifinals in 1994 before falling to Ed Cuff. The oldest champion remains Vern Callison, who won in 1967 at the age of 47. Mac Hunter is the youngest champion, having won in 1972 at the age of 16.
PGA Tour player Russell Henley explains how to hit the tricky, fluffy chip shot…
You missed the green, but hey, the ball’s sitting up in the rough. Good, right? Maybe. In this situation, it’s not always certain how the ball will come out. As with all short-game shots, crisp contact is the key.
Step 1: Even if you’re short-sided, refrain from opening the face too much. With the ball up, you risk sliding the club right underneath it if you add extra loft. The ball won’t go anywhere. I keep the face square in this situation, or barely opened if I really need more loft to stop it close.
Step 2: I swing as if I’m hitting a little draw, with the club moving in-to-out and my hands rolling over slightly through impact. This helps the club remain shallow, which usually results in cleaner contact. My main thought is to get as many grooves on the ball as possible. Think “glide,” not “chop.”
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Kim and Silva pair up to take the title on Saturday, April 13 at Dragonfly Golf Club.
Use the link below for full results.
|1||Brent Grant Murrieta, CA||$2,300.00||-13||68||69||69||206|
|T2||Connor Blick Alamo, CA||$1,050.00||-10||73||69||67||209|
|T2||Jeremy Tuggy Los Angeles, CA||$1,050.00||-10||73||68||68||209|
|T2||Coy Dobson Austin, TX||$1,050.00||-10||70||68||71||209|
|5||Mikey McGinn Porterville, CA||$750.00||-8||69||71||71||211|
|T6||Trevor Clayton Clovis, CA||$600.00||-6||75||69||69||213|
|T6||Patrick Grimes Menlo Park, CA||$600.00||-6||67||74||72||213|
|T8||Michael Feuerstein La Jolla, CA||$250.00||-5||71||74||69||214|
|T8||Alex Franklin San Rafael, CA||$250.00||-5||67||72||75||214|