Coronado City Championship: Shahi wins easily

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CORONADO, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2007)-- Sean Shahi fired an opening round 7-under-par 65 in first-round play at the Coronado City Championship, held at the Coronado Golf Course, then cruised to victory with an even-par second round.

"With a five-stroke lead I really didn't want to hold back, I wanted to attack because I knew you can score really well out here," said Shahi. "I just wanted to go out there and make as many birdies as I can. I ended up making four birdies and four bogeys, shooting even par.

"I'll take it, a win's a win."

Shahi, a junior at University of California Irvine, is coming off a streak of impressive collegiate performances, including a victory last week at Hawaii.

"I've been playing really well actually, I've added up my total score for the last eight or nine rounds I've played and I'm at 43-under," said Shahi. "I just came off a win at a Hawaii Collegiate tournament where I shot 16-under for three rounds. All together it's been pretty good."

His only dicey spot occured on Sunday's 16th hole, where his drive bounced off a row of rocks separating the fairway from the bay and ended up on the fairway. He ended up making par.

"I got a member's bounce out there that really helped me out" said Shahi.

Top finishers follow:

Name Score
Sean Shahi 137
Jimmy Harris 141
Howie Knodt 142
Bob Hakes 143
Jeff Hunter 144
Stewart Harris 145
Ryan Ehrlich 145
Justin Gray 145
Chris Freeman 145
Ed Susolik 146
Dillon Hakes 147
Chancz Cota 147
Gerry Simoni 147
Kris Butkys 147
Thomas Chu 147
Sean Schweikert 147
Jefferey Gipner 148
Jim Robyn 148
Daniel Miernicki 148
Lance De Grazier 149
Ryan Barry 149
Steve Hakes 149
Tom Isaak 149
Ryan Mitchell 149
Joe Wagner 149
Patel Akhash 150
Pete Roberts 150
Tain Lee 150
Michael Aubrey 151
Jesus Buil-McArty 151
Bryan Kiss 151
Kevin Fitzgerald 151
Jerry Michals 151
Mark Morgan 151


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