MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Jan 13, 2013) - The Silicon Valley Amateur, which traditionally draws a field heavy on college players, is likely one of amateurgolf.com's toughest to win.

True to form, this year the top player was a college standout, UC Davis senior and American Studies Tyler Raber.

The El Macero Country Club member, was very solid with two birdies and no bogeys over the former Champions Tour host "Tournament Course" at Coyote Creek in bitter cold conditions. Saturday's 70, with 6 birdies and 4 bogeys was a bit of a roller coaster, but today, his longest par putt was a 9-footer on the 14th hole.

Shotaro Ban from Cal posted 145 to take solo 2nd. Mac Marr, the Australian recruit at St. Mary's shot 147 for 3rd. Ban and Marr only got spots in the field by waiting for no- show players on Saturday and their patience paid off.

Dan Bieber, defended his Senior Division championship with a 7-shot win over Ron Johnson and Mark Miller. Mike Parnow finished 4th.

The women's winner, Emily Childs, was pleased to end her amateur career in style before turning pro. Childs shot 152 to beat her sister by 5 shots. Lots of thanks to the Cal women for showing great support for women's golf!

The Net winner from Turlock, Charles Balisha shot 152 to edge local Scott Carrelli by three. Both are strong supporters of amateurgolf.com tournaments.

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UPDATE: Jan 7, 2013
Entries have closed for the 2013 Silicon Valley Amateur but you may add your name to the short waiting list by texting Pete Wlodkowski at seven-six-0 685 three 4-0- six

A 36 hole NCGA points event at Jack Nicklaus designed Coyote Creek Golf Club in South San Jose.

First round is played at the Valley Course (7066 yards), and the second round over the Tournament Course - a par-72 course playing 7,026 yards from the tips which is the former host of a Champions Tour event.

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