Guerrero's 65 Wins the Southwestern Amateur

EL CAJON, CA (June 18, 2010)--Estanislao Guerrero from Tijuana, Mexico is the 2010 Southwestern Amateur Champion firing a 65 (-5) for a 72-hole total of 273 (-7) to come from 2 strokes back and winning by 2 strokes over Bryan Martin and Joseph Harrison.

"Winning in San Diego was special being close to home, but unfortunately my family didn't get to see it with Mexico in the World Cup" said Guerrero. "Birdies on 5 and 6 got my round started. I played steady for the middle of the round then birdied 15 from 3 feet, 16 from 30 feet and just missing an eagle on 17. Didn't have any bogeys. I grew up playing around here so that probably was an advantage."

Top finishers appear below; for complete results, click on the link at the bottom of the article.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
1MexicoEstanislao GuerreroMexico70069-67-72-65--273
T2NVJoseph HarrisonBoulder City, NV50068-68-72-67--275
T2CABryan MartinThousand Oaks, CA50068-68-73-66--275
T4CAColin FeatherstoneSan Diego, CA40067-72-69-68--276
T4CAMichael WeaverFresno, CA40070-69-67-70--276

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ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

First played in 1915, the Southwestern Amateur has been played at a variety of sites throughout Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico on annual basis with the exception of a three-year hiatus from 1943-45 because of World War II. On four occasions the event has been played in Mexico.

Originally founded as a regional match play invitational tournament for private golf course members to compete against the nation’s best amateur players, the Southwestern Amateur has developed a stellar reputation as a high-quality competition for the nation’s top players. The tournament was changed to a stroke play event in 1966 to meet the growing demands of the tournament and the increased popularity of the game created during the Palmer-Nicklaus era.

The SWGA reserves the right to invite amateurs of national and international reputation, as well as other amateurs "of note", to enter into the tournament. Applicants are urged to submit their entries with golf resumes of accomplishment in major tournaments and other competitive track record information.

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