California State Amateur: Round 2 Results

PEBBLE BEACH, California (June 20, 2006) The two leaders in the 95th California Amateur Championship are the same as after yesterday's first round, but the positions have switched.  UCLA rising junior Brandon Christianson fired a 2-under-par 70 today for a 36-hole score of 139, 5 under par, at Poppy Hills Golf Course.  After trailing by three shots after yesterday's opening round of this week-long marathon, Christianson finds himself a shot in front of fellow Valencia resident and first-round leader Brian Edick, who slipped to a 2-over-par 74 today for a two-round total of 140.

The low 60 scorers will move on to a third stroke-play round tomorrow (Wednesday) at Pebble Beach Golf Links.  The final four spots were decided in a playoff that involved 10 golfers who finished today's play at 152.  After tomorrow's round, the field will be cut to 32 golfers who will move onto match play that begins Thursday at Pebble Beach.

The 20-year old Christianson made his only bogey of the two rounds today on the third hole, but he continued his steady play with birdies on the fifth, 16th and 18th holes.  "I'm playing great," said Christianson after his round.  "With no bogies yesterday and just one today, I kept it together and limited the mistakes." Today was fun.  Tomorrow will be more of a challenge since Christianson has never played a round on the famed Pebble Beach links.

The 21-year-old Edick, a senior at UC Irvine, appeared well on his way to keeping his lead until he stumbled with two bogies and a double-bogey on his last four holes.  "I got it around pretty efficiently on my first nine," said Edick after his round.  "On eight (his 17th hole), I hit a par putt a little too hard and it got away.  I don't know what happened but I missed the next putt, too.  Then on No. 9, I hit it in the trees, made a good approach, hit the putt about three feet past and lipped out the one coming back.  I'm not really sure what the problem was, but I just didn't feel quite as comfortable at the end.  I was a little too quick at the end so I need to go get the rhythm back for tomorrow."  Edick has played before on Pebble Beach, which may give a slight edge.

One shot behind the leaders is 1994 California Amateur champion Steve Woods of Cupertino, who backed up his 71 yesterday with a 2-under-par 70 today. "It's still fairways and greens," said the 34-year-old Woods after his round.  "I think I missed three greens today but it was a solid round of golf.  I have a few things to work out with my driver but, overall, I'm happy." Woods got his amateur status back in 2004 after a brief stint in the professional ranks.  The player he defeated in 1994, Ed Cuff of Murrieta, also made the cut for tomorrows stroke play with a round of 73 today and a 149 total.  Cuff went on to win the 1998 California Amateur.

Defending champion Don DuBois barely made the field of 60, shooting 75 today to finish at 151. However, he did help lead the South team to a five-shot victory in the annual Roger Lapham Challenge Cup competition held in conjunction with the first two rounds.  With the best five of six scores each day counting for the team total, the South won 745-750, its first win in four years.

Last year's runner-up, Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga, rallied today with an even-par 72 and moved onto to tomorrow's third round.

95th California Amateur Championship

at Poppy Hills Golf Course; Pebble Beach, CA
6,833 yards; par 72

36-hole stroke-play results:

139 -- Brandon Christianson, Valencia, 69-70.

140 -- Brian Edick, Valencia, 66-74.

141 -- Steve Woods, Cupertino, 71-70.

142 -- Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, 73-69; Michael Carpenter, Irvine, 71-71; Jeff Gilchrist, Carmichael, 71-71.

143 -- Jordan Nasser, Anaheim Hills, 72-71.

144 -- Roberto Galletti Jr., Clayton, 74-70; Matt Marshall, Los Gatos, 71-73; Aaron Goldberg, Carlsbad, 72-72; Scott Hardy, Pittsburg, 72-72; Jess Stimack, Santa Rosa, 74-70.

145 -- Brad Shaw, Pacific Palisad, 73-72; Brett Kanda, La Crescenta, 73-72; Chris Heintz, Brea, 73-72; Jerry Ledzinski, Carmel, 73-72.

146 -- Dan Sullivan, Pasadena, 76-70.

147 -- Brian Bazzel, Carlsbad, 74-73; Peter Campbell, Encinitas, 72-75; Robert Funk, Canyon Lake, 71-76; Scott McGihon, Bermuda Dunes, 71-76; Gregor Main, Danville, 76-71.

148 -- David Bartman, Los Angeles, 73-75; Todd Strible, San Marcos, 75-73; Adam Ichikawa, Los Altos, 73-75; John Dunn, Hidden Valley L, 77-71; Marc Peterson, Modesto, 73-75; Mark Modglin, Simi Valley, 74-74; Erick Justesen, Cameron Park, 76-72; Garett Wagner, Brentwood, 76-72.

149 -- Ed Cuff, Murrieta, 76-73; Jeffrey Hollis, Clovis, 78-71; Tim Lawlor, North Hollywood, 76-73; James Meyer, Dana Point, 71-78; Jim Stevens, La Quinta, 72-77; Louie Bishop, Murrieta, 73-76; Steve Lass, Santa Barbara, 74-75; Chris Kilkenny, Arcata, 75-74; Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, 77-72.

150 -- Gary Young, Redwood City, 74-76; Bowen Osborn, Los Angeles, 75-75; John Yeun, Brea, 71-79; Gerry Simoni, Carlsbad, 77-73; Brandon Beck, Oak Park, 73-77; Andrew Biggadike, Palo Alto, 75-75; Michael Drake, Riverside, 78-72; John Adams, San Clemente, 75-75; John Pate, Santa Barbara, 73-77; Sean McNamara, Monte Sereno, 70-80; Matthew Pierce Jr, San Juan Capist, 76-74.

151 -- Josh Bleyle, Mill Valley, 73-78; Adam Marshall, La Quinta, 73-78; Brian Lindley, Corona del Mar, 76-75; Scott Almquist, Coto de Caza, 77-74; John McClure, Los Angeles, 75-76; Don DuBois, Newport Beach, 76-75.

152 -- Eddie Olson, Aptos, 76-76; Ryan Thomas, Alameda, 75-77; Amit Chopra, Newport Coast, 79-73; Bob Niger, El Dorado Hills, 74-78.  (Olson and Thomas advanced with birdies on second playoff hole.  Niger and Chopra advanced with pars on third playoff hole).


152 -- James Erkenbeck, San Diego, 75-77; Jim Wilson, Durham, 78-74; Randy Haag, Burlingame, 71-81; Jon Peterson, Granite Bay, 76-76; Bob Niger, El Dorado Hills, 74-78; John Hasse, Berkeley, 76-76; Jason D'Amore, Manhattan Beach, 79-73.

153 -- Patrick Duncan Jr, Rancho Santa Fe, 80-73; Casey Boyns, Pacific Grove, 76-77; Adam Porzak, Poway, 73-80; Dane Chapin, Carlsbad, 75-78; Pete Roberts, San Marcos, 75-78; Kyle Thurston, Moorpark, 74-79; Brian Woolf, Granada Hills, 75-78; Dominic Debellis, Brentwood, 73-80; Mark Fernando, San Diego, 77-76; Joshua Warthen, San Diego, 75-78; Jason Anthony, Fairfield, 76-77; Doug Miller, Thousand Oaks, 78-75.

154 -- Erik Jarvey, Palmdale, 81-73; Ben Wescoe, La Jolla, 80-74; Freddy Wolfe, Piedmont, 72-82; Michael Monaghan, San Diego, 80-74; Jason Pridmore, Ventura, 74-80; Michael Wilson, Berkeley, 81-73; Sean Schweikert, Alpine, 74-80; Greg Hash, Bakersfield, 79-75; Wes Leith, Davis, 76-78.

155 -- Dennis Carson, Burlingame, 76-79; Ryan Hallisey, Granite Bay, 75-80; Jake Yount, San Diego, 79-76; David Hiebert, Los Altos, 81-74; Josh Twist, Rancho Murieta, 76-79; Chris Jensen, Los Altos, 79-76; Steven Crane, San Francisco, 77-78.

156 -- Michael Turner, Sherman Oaks, 83-73; Chris Balster, Newport Beach, 79-77; Tim Kellund, Berkely, 80-76; Taylor Travis, Fremont, 73-83; Charles McDonald, San Jose, 79-77.

157 -- Chris Cuttone, Merced, 80-77; Darryl Donovan, Gilroy, 80-77; Tommy Mansuwan, Woodland Hills, 79-78; Mike Holt, Los Gatos, 78-79; Samuel Weeks, San Mateo, 77-80; Jeremy Moreno, Fresno, 79-78; Terry Foreman, Antioch, 78-79; Zeric Hulvey, Santa Barbara, 79-78.

158 -- Dan Bieber, Alamo, 80-78; Ryan Bohning, Marina, 79-79; Johnny Holmes, Riverside, 75-83; Dwain Barfuss, Redding, 83-75; Gregg Hileman, Daly City, 78-80; Matt Oehlschlaeger, Caruthers, 79-79; Regan Kusmes, Newport Beach, 82-76; Patrick Schoettler, Fresno, 77-81; Grant Doverspike, Bakersfield, 75-83; James Agate, Los Angeles, 76-82.

159 -- Andrew Damron, San Diego, 81-78; Andrew Bowdish, San Jose, 77-82; Mac Hunter, Vista, 80-79; Andy Kitchen, Redlands, 78-81.

160 -- Jerome Mestman, San Diego, 81-79; David Westerfeld, Bakersfield, 83-77; Mark Gardner, Redlands, 82-78; Trent Tessler, Redwood City, 79-81; Paul Moore, Ukiah, 77-83.

161 -- Todd Angel, Clovis, 80-81; Jared Rankins, Ripon, 85-76; Rod Ghilarducci, San Rafael, 81-80; Steve Pircher, Manhattan Beach, 77-84; Greg Sato, South Pasadena, 80-81; David Ober, Riverside, 75-86; Bobby Powers, Watsonville, 83-78; Elliott Wainwright, Hillsborough, 81-80; Sung Kim, Atwater, 80-81.

162 -- Bill Albers, La Quinta, 82-80; Don Elliott, San Jose, 82-80; Stefan Von Seeger, Rancho Murieta, 79-83; Bob Erling, Murrieta, 79-83.

163 -- Stephen Molinelli, San Francisco, 78-85; Gary Tewell, Fremont, 81-82.

164 -- Kyle Marshall, Santa Clarita, 84-80; Mark Sumida, Laguna Niguel, 83-81; Tim Snow, Davis, 78-86; Michael Gideon, Quartz Hill, 88-76.

165 -- A.J. Shiffert, Ivanhoe, 87-78.

166 -- Jesse Contreras, Turlock, 77-89; Bryan Hogan, Bakersfield, 83-83.

167 -- Kent Yamane, San Jose, 82-85.

169 -- Steven Strong, Santa Rosa, 84-85.

170 -- Clinton McCook, Carlsbad, 90-80.

171 -- Kyle Candlish, Rancho Murieta, 88-83.

NC -- Ben Garner, Laguna Beach, 80-NC.

WD -- Erick Thorson, Westlake Village, 79-WD; Trevor Carle, Santa Rosa, 86-WD .

Roger Lapham Challenge Cup
Final 36-hole results
(best 5 of 6 scores count for team total:

745 -- South, 365-380
Don DuBois, 76-75; Robert Funk, 71-76; John McClure, 75-76; Scott McGihon, 71-76; John Pate, 73-77; Josh Warthen, 75-78.

750 -- North, 375-375
Jason Anthony, 76-77; Joseph Bramlett, 77-72; Terry Foreman, 78-79; Scott Hardy, 72-72; Bob Niger, 74-78; Eddie Olson, 76-76.

The low 60 scorers will advance to a third round of match play on Wednesday at Pebble Beach Golf Links.  Match play begins Thursday at Pebble Beach, with the 36-hole championship match scheduled for Saturday.  Individual scorecards are online at www.ncga.org/scores/cga/champ/Stroke.html
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