Wine Country Cup: Mac McClung rolls to victory
NOVATO, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2012) -- Mac McClung
is no stranger to tournament golf. And he's no
stranger to winning tournament golf. That
experience paid off this weekend as he took
home the 2012 amateurgolf.com Wine Country
Cup at StoneTree Golf Club.
McClung, who hails from Fremont, followed up a
first-round 72 with a 5-under 67 to win by five
shots over a solid field.
McClung, who won last year's Firestone
Invitational as a junior at St. Mary's, chipped in
twice and was able to birdie two of the course's
"I felt comfortable the whole day with my short
game," McClung told amateurgolf.com following
his final round. "I never really got nervous."
McClung finished one shot off the course record
of 66 held by former Stanford standout and
2011 PGA Tour player Zack Miller.
Eric Grimberg of Moraga finished alone in
second place ahead of Grant Rappleye of Elk
Grove and Jerry Ledzinski of Carmel.
Smith defeats Balatti in playoff to win
In the senior division, Eric Smith of Tiburon won
on the first playoff hole, defeating Santa Rosa's
With Smith failing to reach the green on the
368-yard par-4 in two shots, Balatti, who faced
a 15-foot birdie putt, appeared to be in control.
Smith, however, chipped in from 22 feet off the
green and Balatti missed the putt that would
have sent the playoff to an other hole.
Both players finished the two-day event at 6-
Foley outlasts Hogan to win Net
John Foley of Novato held on to win the net
division thanks to a second-round 71. Foley,
who shot even par 72 in the first round, was
three shots better than Robbie Hogan (75-71-
-146), also from Novato.
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