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Sports Shorts 6/20/07

PEBBLE BEACH – After two rounds of stroke-play qualifying, an Alta Sierra golfer has advanced to the round of 32 match play in the 96th State Amateur Championship at Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Among the players making the cut for match play was Grass Valley’s Earl Cross, who shot a two-round score of 152, including a 73 on Tuesday.

Cross, a 36-year-old Alta Sierra Country Club member, will square off with Darren Slackman, 32, of Indian Wells at 8:02 a.m. today. The winner will advance to the round of 16 in match play Thursday.



The University of Nevada-Las Vegas recruiting class of 2005 has made a lasting impression on the tournament, as the top three seeds all matriculated to UNLV in the fall of 2005.

Though top-seed and medalist Blake Trimble is transferring to the University of San Diego in the fall, the competition inherent in the Running Rebel golf program undoubtedly drove Trimble, second-seed Brett Kanada and 2005 NCGA Amateur champion and third-seed Eddie Olson to become players capable of capturing one of the most prestigious state amateur titles in the country.




Ten players tied at 154, and after a three-hole playoff, five players qualified for the last seeds in match play.


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