amateurgolf.com San Diego County Am: Wax Wins It

FALLBROOK, Calif. (July 17, 2007)-- Everyone needs a bit of luck here and there, and when Daniel Wax of Pacific Palisades got a nice break on Hole 12 of the amateurgolf.com San Diego County Amateur, he made the most of it, making par and birdieing the next two holes.

He eventually finished up with a 3-under-par 69 that paired with his even-par first round gave him a two stroke victory over reigning California State Amateur champ Josh Anderson and Tim Cha of Chino Hills.

"I was trying to hit my 3-wood up the left side and I hit it a little too far and it got stuck in the hazard," said Wax of his adventure on 12. "I had a stick right behind my ball so I just tried to punch it out and hopefully it would slope down.

"I hit it a bit too high and it actually went through the tree perfectly and funneled down to 15-20 feet."

Wax went on to two-putt, then play the next six holes in 3-under fashion.

"Making par on that hole helped my momentum, I bounced back with two birdies in a row and at that point I felt like I was in contention," said Wax.

In the relatively small Senior Division, the first three finishers wound up coming from the final group, with Gene Medlock of Westlake Village posting the low round of the tournament by three strokes with a 75.

"He played really solid all day," said first round leader Lloyd Sappington, who hung close with Medlock on their first nine before a two shot swing at No. 1 (their 10th hole) where Medlock made birdie to Sappington's bogey. In third place was Oceanside's Jim Myers.

Among Net Division players the question was -- with first round leader Dale Frank of Manhattan Beach slipping to a net 70 -- who wants to grab this title? No one was able to, giving Frank his first victory in an amateurgolf.com event.

"I did my best to lose it," said Frank. "But we didn't cooperate with you," replied Bill Easley.

*** Tournament Notes ***

Taking one for the team
- Matt Ouimet not only has the best golfing last name going, he also stands tall on the course. On the 9th hole today, his playing partner pulled his tee shot into the 10th fairway and hit a blind shot over the trees that bounced once and caught Ouimet right on the chin while he was purchasing a beverage from the cart girl.

"Lucky for him it hit me," quipped Ouimet, who fortunately did not require stitches. "It saved his ball from going into the hazard."

- Erick Thorson of Westlake Village aced the 5th hole today, but the first round co-leader had mixed feelings about his second round score. "That was the only under par score on the card," he said.

Score one for the Bridgestone B330-S:
- Dale Frank recently joined amateurgolf.com's Premium Plus membership, which includes a dozen of the latest model B330 Tour balls from Bridgestone. He put the balls in play in this event, recording the first victory for an amateurgolf.com logo ball from Bridgestone! (visit http://www.amateurgolf.com/login.asp) if you need to renew your membership, and chose "Premium Plus" to get the balls and a cool Bridgestone hat).

Final results from the amateurgolf.com San Diego County Amateur, played at The Golf Club of California, follow:

- Championship: 6850 yards, par 72
- Senior Championship, and Net: 6497 yards, par 72

First Name Last Name City State Rd1 Rd2 Tot
Prize *
1 Daniel Wax Pacific Palisades CA 72 69 141
T2 Josh Anderson Murrieta CA 75 68 143
T2 Tim Cha Chino Hills CA 72 71 143
T4 Brian Kim Yorba Linda CA 70 75 145
T4 Adam Porzak Poway CA 71 74 145
T4 Erick Thorson Westlake Village CA 70 75 145
7 Kris Butkys Thousand Oaks CA 74 73 147
T8 Evan Derian Manhattan Beach CA 75 73 148
T8 Ramie Sprinkling Davis CA 74 74 148
T8 Tyler Weir Carlsbad CA 72 76 148
T11 Alex Bon Santa Monica CA 75 75 150
T11 Gene Bondoc Quezon City Philippines 76 74 150
T11 Anthony Fernando Zanboanga Philippines 71 79 150
T11 Chad Vivolo Carmel CA 73 77 150
T15 Michael Eric Bibat Paranaque City Philippines 71 80 151
T15 Andrew Cortez Murrieta CA 78 73 151
Michael Alejandro Manila Philippines 76 76 152
Keith Arendsee Rancho Santa Fe CA 76 76 152
Miles Thorson Thousand Oaks CA 76 76 152
Rhett Colbrese San Diego CA 76 77 153
Bo DeHuff Coto De Caza CA 75 78 153
Mike Reese Apple Valley CA 76 77 153
Colin Featherstone Fallbrook CA 75 79 154
E.J. Kahn Los Angeles CA 81 73 154
Matthew Ouimet Coto De Caza CA 76 78 154
Bryan Sheridan Rancho Santa Fe CA 76 78 154
David Staszko San Jose CA 75 80 155
Dante Becierra Davao City Philippines 78 78 156
Scott Clayton San Bernardino CA 76 80 156
Jay Bayron Davao City Philippines 80 77 157
Paul Rice Redlands CA 76 82 158
Austin Alfonso Westlake Village CA 75 84 159
Kevin Fitzgerald Riverside CA 78 82 160
Nicholas Giordano San Diego CA 81 79 160
Ryan Bailey San Diego CA 85 77 162
Scotty Pena Encinitas CA 81 81 162
Joel Fieri San Diego CA 81 82 163
John Gilles Santa Barbara CA 83 81 164
Mark Corley San Diego CA 84 82 166
Ryan Ehrlich Victorville CA 84 82 166
Ron Siskey Grover Beach CA 83 83 166
Jay Surface San Dimas CA 82 84 166
Eugene Bunyi Pasig Philippines 85 82 167
Johnny Ferreira San Diego CA 84 83 167
Kurt Erikson Carlsbad CA 86 85 171
Andrew Fitzgerald Seal Beach CA 90 81 171
Dustin Schweitzer Tarzana CA 86 85 171
Brett Mamer Brawley CA 90 82 172
Keith Ward Moreno Valley CA 85 89 174
Todd Stires Murrieta CA 78 dns dns
John Lorenzo Laguna Hills CA 80 dns dns
Scott Schachter Rolling Hills Est CA 81 dq dq
Cameron DeVries Goleta CA 83 dns dns
Ali Siam Westlake Village CA 84 dns dns
Andy Chao San Diego CA 85 dns dns
Alan Monroe Carpinteria CA 88 dns dns
Daniel Shin Artesia CA 88 dns dns
Anthony Loiacono San Diego CA 89 dns dns
Robb Hernandez Whittier CA 90 dns dns
Pos First Name Last Name City State Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1 Eugene Medlock Westlake Village CA 80 75
2 Lloyd Sappington Rancho Santa Fe CA 78 82
3 Jim Myers Oceanside CA 80 82
Jay Featherstone Fallbrook CA 85 78
Ted Safford San Diego CA 83 81
Dave Patty Newport Coast CA 84 81
Greg McMaster Temecula CA w/d
NET (scores are Net)
Pos First Name Last Name City State Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1 Dale Frank Manhattan Beach CA 70 78 148
T2 Andre Fitzpatrick La Mesa CA 77 76 153
T2 David Igata Corona del Mar CA 82 71 153
Steve Erlinger Corona Del Mar CA 82 75 157
William Easley Hesperia CA 80 78 158
Matt Michaels hidden hills CA 88 74 162
Iain Barclay San Francisco CA 82 82 164
Daniel Shaw Aliso Viejo CA 82 91 173
Scott Henrikson Carlsbad CA 95 84 179
* Note: All prizes are paid in proshop credit at The Golf Club of California. If you did not spend your credit after the tournament, you may come to the course or call 760-451-3737. Your credit is held on account under your name in their computer system. Thank you.

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