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Hometown Golfer Looks to Close at Cal State Fair Amateur
SACRAMENTO, California (September 3, 2017) — Hometown golfer, Blake Abercrombie improved on his opening 66 with a second round score of 64 on Sunday to hold a two shot lead heading into Monday’s final round at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento.

Related: Cal State Fair Amateur: 3 Shoot 66 to Hold 18-Hole Lead

“I hit a lot of greens today and kept a clean scorecard again with no bogeys and eight birdies. It was a smooth round with little stress,” Abercrombie, who hails from the Sacramento area, offered after his round. “The greens I missed I would chip to tap in length which helped e keep the momentum throughout the day,”

Abercrombie, who began on the first hole this morning after beginning on No. 10 yesterday, jumped out of the gate, making birdies at 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18 without making a bogey all day. And like yesterday, he did it in the valley heat wave that has California schools canceling football games statewide.

“I’m from Sacramento, so I’m used to the heat. I just like to compete,” said Abercrombie.

If Abercrombie can continue to play error-free golf, and compete in the way he enjoys so much, the California State Fair Amateur Championship is his to win.

Patrick Murphy is two back at 12-under-par for the tournament with Saturday’s overnight leaders, Isaiah Salinda and Devondeep Bling in a tie for third at 11-under. Cody Riecks is alone in fifth at 10-under.

Scores are low at Haggin Oaks, with 51 players under par through two rounds.

Last year's champion Ramiz Jamal is tied for 17th at four-under.
ABOUT THE California State Fair

The State Fair Men's Amatuer Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious Amateur Championships in the West. The Championship is limited to 156 players. Competition commences over a 54-hole stroke play format with 18 holes played each day. The field is cut after 36 holes to the low 45 players & ties.

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Results For California State Fair Men's Golf Championship
1CABlake AbercrombieRocklin, CA40066-64-70=200
2CAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA30066-67-69=202
T3CABradley KnoxMenlo Park, CA20069-67-67=203
T3CADevon BlingRidgecrest, CA20066-67-70=203
5CanadaPatrick MurphyCanada20067-65-72=204

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