STEVINSON, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2009) -- Mat Miller of Pleasanton fired a 4-under 68 at Stevinson Ranch today, to take the first round lead in the inaugural amateurgolf.com Tour Championship. Miller, 20, is chased by a host of young college players, including reigning NCGA Amateur champ George Gandranata and Grant Norton, who both shot 69 and will be paired with him in the final round.
But look out for experience over youth, as Darryl Donovan of Gilroy is 2-shots back after a solid 70. Donovan is a spry 49-year-old who made the cut in the windy 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach when many of our leaders were toddlers...
In the Net Division - Korsen Yu of Sunnyvale shot net 4-under 68 for the solo lead - he is chased by Tim Yager (70) and Terry O'Prey (73).
Rob Thompson of Merced ground it out, bad back and all, to shoot even par and pace the Senior Division (Neil Duffy is at 73 and Stevinson Ranch owner George Kelley is at 74, rounding out the final senior pairing)
Sunday's play is a 9:00am shotgun, pairings are available via a link on the results page or main tournament page.
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