NIPOMO, California (January 12, 2014) -- Brett Silvernail shot 68-73 over the weekend in the California Central Coast town of Nipomo to emerge victorious in the Nipomo Amateur over a pack of four players that tied at 142, just a single shot behind him.
Silvernail, a Junior at University of California Santa Barbara, has enjoyed success in events outside of collegiate golf in the past two years. He advanced to the round-of-32 in the California State Am in 2012 and won the Santa Barbara City in 2013.
Joey Downey made a final-round surge and nearly knocked off the wire-to-wire winner.
Trailing by four after Round 1, Downey moved from 10th place all the way to solo second. His final-round 70 nearly caught Silvernail's total.
Chris Doyle (68-74, Rory Doll (73-69) and Johnny Hogan (69-73) also finished one shot off the lead.
Rob Vine and James Johnson also won Net Division titles.
View results for Nipomo Men's Amateur Golf Championship