Flores, future UCLA mates, top tourney
UCLA head golf coach O.D. Vincent must have been grinning from ear to ear to ear on Monday night.
Both current and future UCLA Bruin golfers were all over the leaderboard at this week’s 80th annual California State Amateur Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.
Bruin sophomore Peter Campbell of Encinitas sank an eagle putt on the final hole for a 16-under-par, three-day total of 200 for the title. Campbell’s putt allowed him leapfrog a few other golfers with ties to UCLA, including Nevada Union High School senior Erik Flores, who finished in a tie for second at 15 under.
Bob Niger and Michael Wilson tied for fourth place, four strokes back from Flores and Heintz at 11 under par.
Last month, Flores announced his intention to sign a national letter of intent this fall with the Bruins.
Chris Heintz, Campbell’s fellow sophomore teammate at UCLA, ended play knotted with Flores at 15 under, after shooting a final round 66. Flores shot an opening round 69, followed by a tournament-low 64 on day two and a 4-under-par 68 in the final round.
Flores led both of his future teammates, Campbell and Heintz, by one stroke, heading into the 18th hole of the final round.
80th California State Amateur
1. Peter Campbell 67-65-68 200 -16
2. Erik Flores 69-64-68 201 -15
2. Chris Heintz 69-66-66 201 -15
4. Bob Niger 67-70-68 205 -11
4. Michael Wilson 68-67-70 205 -11
6. Kenny Kim 70-68-68 206 -10
6. J.J. Jakovac 69-70-67 206 -10
9. Michael Ostrich 73-68-66 207 -9
9. Jeff Hood 70-69-68 207 -9
9. Garrett Sapp 70-69-68 207 -9
Lake Wildwood honors aces
The Lake Wildwood Golf Club recently honored three members for scoring holes in one.
Gloria Morgan – who had two in one week (July 25 and 31) – Minami Chang, Joan Bundick and Sue Galati each received LWW’s “Hole-in-One Award.”
Lake of the Pines
names new director
Lake of the Pines Country Club has announced the hiring of Shawn Mason as its new director of golf.
Mason had been working as an assistant golf professional just up Highway 49 at Alta Sierra Country Club, under head pro Jeff Chleboun.
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