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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Bautista looks to defend title in Kern Amateur

    By Robert Gautney
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 11:16 PM

    Neil Bautista knows his share of the history of Kern County golf. As the defending champion of the Men's Kern County Amateur, he is already a part of that history.

    Coupled with his win in this year's Bakersfield City Amateur in July, he is one of only three players to have followed a KC Men's Amateur win with a Bakersfield City Amateur win in succession. This weekend Bautista will also try to become the sixth player to win back-to-back Men's Kern County Amateur titles and in doing so would become only the second player to have won three City/County combined titles in a row and the third player to win both in the same year.

    The first round of the 63rd Championship will be at Haggerty-North Kern on Saturday with the final round at Foss-Kern...

  2. TEE TO GREEN: Bakersfield duo wins NCGA four-ball championship

    After years of competing in top level amateur four-ball events, Bakersfield duo Scott Anderson and Mark Pavletich finally won the big one. And they did it in dramatic fashion while also setting a record. Anderson and Pavletich shot...

  3. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Roadrunner men's team making strides

    The CSUB men's golf team has made huge strides through the first two tournaments of the 2014-15 season as the Roadrunners finished with its best scores in a few years. First, the Roadrunners posted a 54-hole score of 894 in the Rutgers...

  4. Robert Gautney: Seymour set for US Senior Amateur at Newport Beach

    Jim Seymour has earned his way to the U.S. Men's Senior Amateur Championship twice before, but both times his tournament ended after the 36 holes of stroke- play qualifying. After previous trips to New York and Chicago, Seymour is hoping a...

  5. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Strong field set for Taft City Amateur

    The field for the 7th Taft City Amateur this weekend at the Mifflin-Buena Vista golf course may be small, but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity. Around 40 players are expected to tee it up for the annual event. Players in...

  6. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Bautista learned plenty at US Amateur

    Neil Bautista's trip to Georgia for the U.S. Amateur didn't quite turn out the way he envisioned, but for the 23-year-old Fresno State senior and Centennial High graduate it was more valuable golf experience. "Just like last year (Bautista...

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    ROBERT GAUTNEY: This year's City Amateur was a memorable one

    Once again, the Bakersfield City Amateur Championship didn't disappoint.The Sundale Country Club, host of the annual tournament, may be going through a management situation (more on that latter), but Al Sandrini didn't miss a beat in his...

  8. ROBERT GAUTNEY: 'Wide open field' set for City Amateur

    Following runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011, Manav Shah finally broke through with his first Bakersfield City Amateur golf championship last year. But Shah has another tournament commitment and will not be back to defend his title, so a...

  9. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Local golfers finish fifth and seventh at the SCGA Amateur

    Local golfers Manav Shah and Pete Fernadez, Jr. finished in fifth and seventh place respectivelyat the SCGA Amateur Championship this past weekend on the Rancho Santa Fe golf course. Shah, a Centennial grad now playing at UCLA, shot rounds...

  10. ROBERT GAUTNEY: North of the River Championship canceled due to lack of participants

    Could this be a sign of things to come? Another golf tournament has been canceled due to a lack of participation. This time, it's the rather new North of the River Championship at Haggerty-North Kern golf course. The Third NOR...

  11. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Season shaping up to be good for Frontier grad Shain

    It's shaping up to be a nice summer for Frontier High grad Meghan Shain. The junior-to-be at Santa Clara University just finished equal 10th at the Porter Cup on the Niagara Falls CC in New York last week. Shain shot 75-69-74 for a 5-over...

  12. Robert Gautney: Enjoying Father's Day and the US Open

    It's the U.S. Open weekend. It's one of my favorite weekends, not only for the U.S. Open golf tournament but because it's Father's Day on Sunday to boot. I usually spend Father's Day watching every second of the final round of the U.S....

  13. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Pitts struggles in US Open sectional qualifying

    Things just didn't go too well for local pro Justin Pitts in U.S. Open Sectional qualifying at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on Monday. Pitts, who was the medalist in Local Qualifying at Industry Hills with a 69 three weeks ago and who...

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