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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Monterey course proves tough for State Senior Amateur field

    By Robert Gautney
    Friday, Nov 14 2014 04:54 PM

    The Poppy Hills golf course in Monterey proved to be a tough assignment for the best senior amateur golfers in California (and a handful of out-of-state players too) as no player from the field of 95 was able to match par or better this week in the 23rd California Senior Amateur Championship.

    Locally, Bakersfield golfers Jim Seymour and Bryan Lynn finished T-43 and 86th, respectively. Seymour shot 80-79 and missed the 32-player, 36-hole cut of 156 by three strokes. Lynn carded 87-88. Both players had to qualify at one of six sites to make it into the championship.

    The title was won by John Pate of Santa Barbara, who shot 72-69-73 on the par-71 course for a 54-hole total of 1-over-par 214. The 69 was the only round under par for the...

  2. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Highlights of a memorable golf trip

    I took a golf trip recently. It had been a while since any out-of-town trip involved golf. But I knew this one was going to be special and I was right. Escape to the sunny side they called it. Quail Lodge and Golf Club, in Carmel. Nestled...

  3. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Local entries come up short at SCGA Four Ball Championship

    The magic that got them there was nowhere to be found for our two local teams competing in the 2014 SCGA Four-Ball Championship at the Saticoy CC in Somis this week. Ron Killmer and Nick Vallejo finished tied for 12th and Blake McPherson...

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

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

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