Bautista wins playoff for Bakersfield City title
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (July 27, 2014) --At the
Bakersfield City Championship, Neil
Bautista shot rounds of 67-70 at Bakersfield's
Sundale Country Club. Ron Killmer
posted the exact opposite, 70-67.
That could mean only one thing -- playoff.
And on a day when the temperature hit 103
degrees, it was fortunate that the playoff only
required one hole.
Bautista and Killmer headed to Sundale's 18th
to settle the score -- a very reachable par-5
for two long hitters. Bautista split the middle
with his drive and reached the green with an
8-iron, while Killmer pulled his left and had to
punch out and try for an up-and-down birdie.
When that didn't happen and Bautista two-
putted, the title was his.
Tournament Director Al Sandrini, who used to
play golf with the late great Bakersfield-based
country performer Buck Owens and his
"Buckaroos" reported that the rest of the top
five were as follows:
137 Neil Bautista (67-70)
137 Ron Killmer (70-67)
138 Brian Wells
139 Jeremy Choi
139 Hunter Robinson
139 DJ Fernando