Nipomo Am: Tight win for Silvernail
- photo courtesy Monarch Dunes
- photo courtesy Monarch Dunes

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.

ABOUT THE Nipomo Men's Amateur

Word has spread beyond the Central Coast out about the fantastic Monarch Dunes Golf Links. And now this Damian Pascuzzo & Steve Pate design, with it's links styling has a place on the California tournament calendar.

Reasonable entry fee of covers greens fees, range balls, and lunch both days. AmateurGolf.com rates this event a "must play!"

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