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Bay Regional: Title Goes to Philippine National Champ
05 Aug 2007
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BERKELEY, Calif. (August 5, 2007) -- The final foursome of the Bay Regional Championship at Berkeley's Tilden Park had three players from the Philippine National Team and Scott Hardy of Pleasant Hill as the 4th. Trailing all three players (and the leader by 5) Hardy made a run for the title with the round of the day, a 68 on the tricky Tilden Park layout.

Hardy knew the title went to Jay Bayron of the Philippines (who fired a blazing 65 on Saturday) but didn't know he was three back.

"Oh, I was five shots back," joked Hardy. "I shouldn't have given you such a big lead."

Bayron shot a consistent 35-35 round of even par 70, capped off by a birdie on the last hole.

The temperature on Sunday was an amazing 40 degrees colder than Saturday's scorching 98 degrees. Bayron preferred the heat.

"Cold, foggy, and windy," said the 2006 Philippine Amateur champion, when describing his day.

In third place at 213 was Ferdinand Aunzo of The Philippines, while Chris Moreno-Hunt of Berkeley tied Michael Alejandro of The Philippines at 214 for fourth place.

Curtis Abbey of Portola Valley aced the fourth hole, a 143-yarder, with an 8-iron.

"I hit my best shot of the day there," said Abbey, who bought a few pitchers of beer for the players. "It landed 5 yards past the hole and spun back in."

Al Richardson won a cardoff with Barry Bhangoo for the Net title. Both players finished tied at 8-over 218.

Richardson was presented with a trophy, his proshop credit for the tournament, and a set of Bridgestone GC-Mid irons and hybrid club which he won in the recent amateurgolf.com contest.

"I didn't tell you when you called me on Wednesday evening that my birthday was Thursday," said Richardson. "It's been a pretty good week."

Although he went out in 49 on the front nine, Richardson played very solid golf on the back nine, including a 6-par run that got him right back on track.

"I was chipping like a madman," he said.

The Senior Division concluded on Saturday with Jim Williams defending his title at 10-over 150. (Williams' son Bryant, who plays for the University of Pennsylvania, made the Championship cut and finished tied for 9th.)

A note of thanks goes out to Tilden Park for hosting this event, and to the Tilden Park Men's Club for entrusting its future success to amateurgolf.com. Final results follow, from the 6294 yard, Par 70 Tilden Park Golf Course:

  CHAMPIONSHIP          
Pos Player Hometown R1 R2 R3 Tot
1 Jay Bayron Philippines 71 65 70 206
2 Scott Hardy Pleasant Hill, CA 70 71 68 209
3 Ferdinand Aunzo Philippines 66 73 73 212
T4 Michael Alejandro Manila, Philippines 72 69 73 214
T4 Chris Moreno-Hunt Berkeley, CA 73 68 73 214
6 Anthony Fernando Manila, Philippines 69 71 76 216
7 David Staszko San Jose, CA 76 70 73 219
8 Bryan Moquin Belmont, CA 75 72 74 221
T9 Bryant Williams Orinda, CA 71 74 80 225
T9 H. Curtis Abbey II Portola Valley, CA 75 71 79 225
  John Hasse Berkeley, CA 74 72 81 227
  Gregg Button Davis, CA 73 75 79 227
  Dominic Coccia Sonoma, CA 74 74 79 227
  Justin Tambunting Elk Grove, CA 75 73 81 229
  Eugene Bunyi Philippines 74 74 82 230
  Cory Synnestvedt Danville, CA 71 71 wd wd
  Patrick Carrigan Walnut, CA 72 76 wd wd
             
  - - - cut - - -          
  Eddie Newland Piedmont, CA 75 74   149
  Michael Eric Bibat Philippines 75 74   149
  Patrick Pernice Oakland, CA 72 78   150
  Gene Bondoc Phillipines, 73 77   150
  Tyler Evans san anselmo, CA 74 76   150
  Andrew Tilton San Mateo, CA 76 74   150
  Robert Goodwin Atherton, CA 77 73   150
  Esan Geroux Mill Valley, CA 75 76   151
  Les Johns Moraga, CA 75 76   151
  Jason Stone Antioch, CA 73 79   152
  Keith Schwartz San Mateo, CA 74 78   152
  Daniel Coccia Sonoma, CA 76 76   152
  Steven Cooney San Rafael, CA 79 73   152
  Michael Fajardo Lafayette, CA 76 77   153
  Logan Woodruff Pacific Grove, CA 78 75   153
  Andrew Temple Berkeley, CA 78 76   154
  Dante Becierra Philippines 78 76   154
  James Donaldson Berkeley, CA 75 80   155
  Aris Pope Oakland, CA 77 78   155
  Reid Nonnenberg Menlo Park, CA 82 74   156
  Ron Siskey Grover Beach, CA 83 77   160
  Nick Jelovic San Jose, CA 93 88   181
  Wayne McClintock Palo Alto, CA dns dns   dns
  Neil Summers Livermore, CA 73 wd   wd
  Donald Cox Mountain View, CA wd wd   wd
  Penn Little San Rafael, CA wd wd   wd
 
  SENIOR          
Pos Player Hometown R1 R2 R3 Tot
  Jim Williams Orinda, CA 74 76   150
  Jay Guerin Fremont, CA 76 75   151
  Rick Anderson Clearwater, FL 74 81   155
 
  NET          
Pos Player Hometown R1 R2 R3 Tot
T1 Barry Bhangoo Oakland, CA 72 70 76 218
T1 Al Richardson Santa Clara, CA 71 70 77 218
3 James Murphy San Francisco, CA 70 72 77 219
T4 Korsen Yu Sunnyvale, CA 72 72 76 220
T4 Gregg Davidson Rocklin, CA 65 76 79 220
6 Lyle Covino San Francisco, CA 72 74 75 221
             
  - - - cut - - -          
  Sunil Bhalla Fremont, CA 74 74   148
  Kevin Smith Martinez, CA 75 74   149
  Iain Barclay San Francisco, CA 77 74   151
  Robert Vernon San Francisco, CA 80 73   153
  Cary Lapidus Berkeley, CA 76 80   156
  Jutta Beymer angels camp, CA 80 79   159
  Scott Carelli San Francisco, CA 80 81   161
  Paul Agriesti Orinda, CA 79 84   163
  Tim Yager San Jose, CA 85 84   169
  Matt Michaels Hdden Hills, CA 80 dns   dns
  Nigel Harold Alameda, CA 76 wd   wd

 

Results For amateurgolf.com 2007 Bay Regional Championship
Place  PtsScores
1PhilippinesJay BayronPhilippines60206
2CAScott HardyPleasant Hill, CA40209
3PhilippinesFerdinand AunzoPhilippines20212
T4PhilippinesMichael AlejandroPhilippines20214
T4CAChris Moreno-HuntBerkeley, CA20214

View full results for amateurgolf.com 2007 Bay Regional Championship

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