USC freshman Sean Crocker of Westlake Village, Calif.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2015) — The
University of Southern California went one-two
at the AmateurGolf.com San Diego Amateur
presented by Callaway Golf.
Sean Crocker, a freshman from Westlake
Village, rebounded from a first-
round 75 to post a tournament-low 67 on Sunday
to win the 36-hole event
by two shots. His teammate and fellow freshman
Jonah Texeira, from Porter
Ranch, took solo second place at 144 (73-71).
Coming off a disappointing 75 on Saturday,
Crocker cleaned up his game for
the final round and was happy with the result.
"I drove the ball a lot better, hit more greens,
and my putter got hot,"
At one point, Crocker had six one-putts in a row,
which included a string of
birdies from holes 15 to 17. He followed that
with a par on the difficult par-
four 18th before bogeying his last hole of the
Cal State San Marcos sophomore Kevin Cline and
17-year old Redwood City
high-schooler Shrish Dwivedi tied for third place
at 146, with Dwivedi
turning in a 71 on day two to jump into the top-
Rounding out the top-five were Perry Cohen,
who plays for St. Marys, and Stuart
MacDonald, a junior at Purdue from Vancouver,
Canada at three-over 147.
Jeff Britton and
Rick Doebler finished in a tie
for first in the senior division, deciding to share
champion honors. Doebler,
of Fullerton, had 71 on Saturday following by an
82 while Britton, of Carmel,
was consistent with 77-76.
Haley Andres, a
senior at Louisville, won
the women's division shooting 76-80. The Pacific
Grove native beat
Camarillo's Ava Lourenco by three shots to claim
the title. Lourenco posted
After a first-round
net 68, Richard McDaniel
struggled to a net 80 on Sunday but still
managed to hang on and take home
the Net title by four shots over Greg Austin of
"The first round was a blast," the San Diego
native said. "I made two eights
and didn't think I had much of a chance but then
I sunk a 30-foot putt for
par and after that a birdie and an eagle got me
The next AmateurGolf.com event will take place
next weekend, January 10-
11 at Coyote Creek Golf Club in the Silicon