STEVINSON, Calif. (April 12, 2015) -- On Masters Sunday, Nick Moore of Monterey grabbed a victory of his own, winning the Mid-Am division and overall title at the California Medal Play Championship.
Playing a challenging Stevinson Ranch Golf Course on Saturday afternoon, Moore handled windy conditions with a solid 76, before posting the low round of the tournament on Sunday morning, a 1-over 73. That left him in a tie with John Greco, a member of the "Under-25" division who also played steady golf with rounds of 75-74.
The two players headed out to "The Gauntlet" (Stevinson's tough-but-fair three finishing holes) where Greco's tee shot on the par-3 16th caught the narrowly caught the hazard on the right. Moore, a Cypress Point caddie, played safely to the left of the green off the tee. With his opponent in trouble, he chipped to 8 feet, and cozied his par putt close since a bogey would provide him with a victory.
Greco left with not only the Under-25 division title, but the long drive awards on both Saturday and Sunday. And get this, he hit drives of 338 and 311 using a 3-wood.
In the Senior Division, Joe Zanassi of Fairfield posted a steady 78 on Sunday for a two day total of 159, finishing in front of George Kelley of Stevinson by 2 shots.
Dorothy Donnelly of Salinas defended her Net Division title with a 1-under 143.
Thanks to George Kelley and the entire staff at Stevinson Ranch for hosting us for the 13th straight year, and being the "Home Course of AmateurGolf.com." If you haven't played Stevinson, what are you waiting for?
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