BERKELEY, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2007) -- When eight members of a National golf team come to play an amateur tournament, it's a pretty good bet that one of them will find their name to the top of the leaderboard at some point. That's exactly where Ferdinand Aunzo of The Philippines finds himself after round one of the 70th annual Bay Regional after a first round 66 on the par 70 Tilden Park layout.
Perfect scoring conditions led to many quality scores, but Aunzo's stood out -- particulary after he came back from a 2-over start after his first three holes. He birdied the 4th and 7th holes (both par 3's) and added a birdie at the par-5 eight to shoot 34 on the front nine. After a solid start with three straight pars in Tilden's "amen corner" of Nos. 10-12, Aunzo came within a foot of making double eagle on thirteen and he added a birdie at fifteen to close his back nine in 32 and put himself three in front of fellow Philippine National team member Anthony Fernando.
Recent NCGA Publinx champion Scott Hardy shot 70 and is right in the thick of it in this 54 hole event where the field will be cut to the low 1/3 and ties for Sunday's final round.
Jim Williams is tied with Rick Anderson with 74 in the Senior Division, and Net Division scores will be posted shortly.
Tee times for Saturday have been given to players at the end of the round today - if you are a player in need of their Satuday tee time you can call the Tilden Park proshop at 510-848-7373 or Pete Wlodkowski at 760-685-3406. The first time is at 9:57am on Saturday.