Biersdorff battles back for 2nd place |

Biersdorff battles back for 2nd place

After falling to fifth place, Nevada City’s Spencer Biersdorff battled back to tie for second place in the American Junior Golf Association’s Stockton Sports Commission Junior Classic at The Reserve at SpanosPark.

Bryan Bergna of Riverside began the day tied for fourth, four strokes behind the leaders. At the end of the day, he recorded a tournament total of 4-under-par 212 and a two-stroke victory.

In a three-way tie for second were Biersdorff, Anton Arboleda of La Canada, Calif., and Alberto Sanchez of Nogales, Ariz., each having recorded a 2-under-par 214.

Standing alone in fifth with a tournament total of 1-under-par 215 was Daniel Covrig of Modesto.

Biersdorff led the tournament ” his first AJGA event ” after firing a first-round 69 on Tuesday, but then fell back to fifth place after what he described as good, but not great round.

“On the first day I played really well ” I had five birdies and two bogeys ” and (Wednesday) I pretty much played the same but I think I rimmed the edge on six putts,” Biersdorff said. “I was basically missing close all day.”

“(Thursday) I played really well on the front nine, at three-under, and on the back nine I played alright.”

He sank a 12-foot putt on the final hole to earn second place in a field of 72 top junior golfers.

Biersdorff, who will compete in his senior season for Nevada Union High School in the spring, said he plans to play a few more AJGA events over the next few months.

“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “It makes me feel better. I knew I could do it. I just hadn’t done it yet.”

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