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Cohn wins Calif. Mid-Am

amateurgolf.com Staff    view all articles from this source
published 06 May 2012

see also: amateurgolf.com 2012 California Mid-Am Master & Sr. Golf Tournament


Champion Matt Cohn (c) with Masters winner Randy Haag (2nd from right)
Mid-Am Runners-up Adam Petrocelli (far left) and Ricky Stockton (2nd from left)
Masters runner-up Steve Donnelly is on far right

STEVINSON, Calif. (May 6, 2012) -- Matt Cohn of San Francisco posted a solid 71 to overtake first round leader Randy Haag and capture the 2012 California Mid-Amateur at Stevinson Ranch Golf Course. Cohn, a 2-time USGA participant (Amateur and Publinx) was recently fitted for a new set of Titleist AP2 irons and Project X shafts. (view Matt's "what's in the bag" profile here>)

How about that for a double sponsor endorsement (Titleist is our Foundation Sponsor and True Temper, the makers of Project X, are the official shafts of amateurgolf.com).

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Cohn, 31, finished 6th on the NCGA points list in 2011 but hadn't won an event since the 2009 Amateurgolf.com Metropolitan Amateur. He described his play on Sunday as "Pretty stress free, lots of fairways and greens, good driving, and no three putts."

That kind of golf goes a long way at the Stevinson Ranch, where in Saturday's windy first round players were struggling to make pars, and avoid big numbers. Sunday was a better golf day, but Stevinson is plenty of golf course even in calm conditions. Cohn made up ground on first round leader Haag (also of San Francisco) and by the 15th had a 1-shot lead. When Haag found the hazard left and Cohn made par, the lead was three. After that, Cohn played solid golf through "The Gauntlet" (holes 16,17, and 18) and brought home a 5-stroke win over Haag. (151) In third place in the overall championship (Mid- Am and Masters players competing for the same NCGA points) were two very solid players -- Ricky Stockton of Salinas and Adam Petrocelli of Monterey. Both finished at 8-over 152.

MASTERS DIVISION:

Randy Haag, 53, captured the Masters division, for players age 40-54. Steve Donnelly of Salinas was 2nd at 156. Players in this division played the same tees as the Mid-Am players and were eligible for the overall NCGA Points.

SENIOR DIVISION:

Casey Boyns of Pacific Grove leveraged an eagle pitch from 45 yards on the par-4 14th hole (know as "Alps" for the large mound in front of the green) to win post a final round 71 and two round total of 4-over 148. As Cohn did in taking the overall title, Boyns overtook the first round leader (Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale) to win by three. Knoll posted rounds of 74-77=151; Terry Foreman of Antioch was another shot back in third (78- 74=152) in his first official senior event.

NET DIVISION:

A third turnaround took place in the Net Division, with Korsen Yu (80-74=154) capturing a 2-shot victory over Scott Carelli. Lyle Covino took third place among net players.



amateurgolf.com 2012 California Mid-Am Master & Sr. Golf Tournament: Top Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in
amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
1 CA Matt Cohn, San Francisco, CA 75-71--146
2 CA Randy Haag, Burlingame, CA 72-79--151
T3 CA Adam Petrocelli, Pacific Grove, CA 77-75--152
T3 CA Ricky Stockton, Salinas, CA 77-75--152
T5 CA Joe Pechota, Fresno, CA 77-79--156
T5 CA Steve Donnelly, Salinas, CA 82-74--156
T5 CA John Sawin, CA 82-74--156
8 CA Patrick Burda, Modesto, CA 84-74--158
T9 CA Tal Tartaglia, Reedley, CA 78-81--159
T9 CA Todd Barsotti, Fresno, CA 85-74--159

To view complete results, click here.

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