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Nicholas Geyer holds Southern California Public Links 36-hole lead
Nicholas Geyer on the course for San Diego <br>(San Diego Athletics Photo)</br>
Nicholas Geyer on the course for San Diego
(San Diego Athletics Photo)
PASADENA, CA (August 13, 2016) -- Nicholas Geyer has taken the 36-hole lead at the Southern California Public Links following a second round 4-under 66. Greyer is 8-under and he will carry a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round over Dan Sullivan.

Playing on Brookside Golf Club Course #2 Geyer birdied five holes, eagled one and bogeyed two. One day after firing a bogey-free round, the San Diego assistant coach, birdied Nos. 2, 7, 11 and 14. His eagle came on the short par-5 16th.

Geyer started bogey-birdie-bogey before playing 3-under bogey-free golf the rest of the way.

Sullivan, the first round leader, struggled a bit during his second round shooting a 1-over 71. After just two holes Sullivan was 2-over for his round before he was able to right the ship beginning with seven consecutive pars and birdies on the 12th and 16th holes. Sullivan did drop a stroke on the 17th but he was still able keep himself very much in the mix.

Michael Howe is in third place at 5-under, Tim Hogarth is fourth at 4-under and Andrew Banuelos is 3-under in fifth.

ROUND ONE RECAP

Dan Sullivan began the Southern California Public Links with a first round 8-under 64. Sullivan will carry a three-stroke lead into Saturday's second round.

Playing at Brookside Golf Club Course #1 Sullivan birdied nine and only faltered on one hole. Sullivan started on the 10th hole and turned in 2-under 34. On the front side the 2016 Pasadena City winner found another gear and birdied Nos. 1-4 the 7th and 9th holes. When the final putt dropped Sullivan's signed for a closing nine 6-under 30.

Braeden Koran and Clayton Yamaguchi both shot 5-under 67's and share second.

Koran began on the 10th hole and eagled the par-5 15th to move to 2-under but like Sullivan did most of his work on the front. Four birdies came on the inward side along with one bogey. The birdies came on Nos. 3, 5, 6 and 8.

Clayton Yamaguchi, a recent UC San Diego graduate, played a bogey-free round with three birdies and an eagle two on the par-4 5th.

San Diego assistant coach Nicholas Geyer and Joseph Downey are tied for fourth at 4-under.

ABOUT THE Southern California Public Links

The competition is open to amateurs who are members of a SCGA club (public or affiliate) who have a current USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 8.4 and do not have playing privileges, a membership or a handicap index at a course or club which the general public is excluded.

Exceptions: A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges of a course which general public is excluded when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which he (for this Championship, the gender referenced is understood to include both genders) is a student; this includes members of a golf team when privileges are awarded at private facilities, the entire team on an equal basis, and are only available during the traditional school year competitive golf season, or (2) a Federal armed service of which he is a member or retired member, or (3) an industry by which he is employed.

Format: One 18-hole stroke play qualifying round. 120 players, including exempts will advance to the championship. Players may only attempt to qualify once.

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Results For Southern California Public Links Golf Championship
1CANick GeyerSan Diego, CA18068-66-70=204
T2CATim SnyderWestlake Village, CA12075-65-69=209
T2CADan SullivanPasadena, CA12064-71-74=209
T4CASteve MolumbyNorthridge, CA6074-71-69=214
T4CAMarc ReyesLos Angeles, CA6076-66-72=214

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