Ryan Sloane defends Calif. State Fair Masters title
Repeat winner Ryan Sloane (Sac. Golf Council photo)
Repeat winner Ryan Sloane (Sac. Golf Council photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After blowing the field away winning by 10 strokes last year with a tournament record 20-under par, Ryan Sloane successfully defended his title this time in a nail biter. The San Jose native show the low round of the final day with a 4-under 68, good enough for a one-shot victory over Chris Johnson of Rancho Cordova and Jay Weiss of San Jose.

Johnson led after day one at Bing Maloney Golf Course with four-under 68, but fell back into a tie atop the leaderboard after posting 75 on Sunday. Sloane shot 71 to join Johnson at the top at 1-under 143. Then the pair dueled all Monday afternoon, with Sloane's 68 just edging a 69 from Johnson.

Weiss posted 70 on Monday to tie for the runner-up position with Johnson, while Jeff Hoffman of Folsom and Jeff Weiss of San Jose tied for fourth at 2-under 214.

-Sacramento Golf Council contributed to this story.

ABOUT THE California State Fair Masters

The Sacramento Golf Council presents the 2018 State Fair Masters Championship September 1 thru 3, 2018, at Bing Maloney Golf Course.

The tournament is open to all male amateur golfers age 35 or older (no maximum age) by September 1, 2018, who are members of an organized golf club with a GHIN Index of 5.4 or less. The mid-August GHIN will be used to determine eligibility unless confirmation of equivalent ability is received.

The entry fee of $169 per player includes greens fees for Saturday and Sunday, and Monday greens fees for those making the cut, plus range balls and all awards - power carts not included.

The tournament format is 18 holes of stroke play on Saturday, September 1, 2018 and 18 holes on Sunday, September 2, 2018. At least the top 30 of the field and ties will make the cut and play a final round on Monday, September 3, 2018. The contestant with the lowest score for the 54-holes will be declared the 2018 California State Fair Masters Champion. In the event of a tie for the championship, a sudden death playoff will start immediately following play beginning on the 17th tee.

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