Shotaro Ban wins AGC Diablo Valley
09 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Shadow Lakes Golf Course, Shotaro Ban Profile

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (March 9, 2014) -- It's quite the day for the Ban family.

Shotaro Ban, older brother of newly-crowned San Francisco City Champion Shintaro Ban, fired a final-round 66 and prevailed in a four-man playoff to win the 2014 amateurgolf.com Diablo Valley Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf.

In Sunday's final round at Shadow Lakes Golf Course, Ban's 5-under 66 caught first-round leader Jim Coon and forged a tie with two others. Taylor Hobin (69-68) and Patrick Grimes (73-64) also reached the playoff.

Ban, who plays his collegiate golf at Cal, made a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the title.

Daniel Griffiths shot 68-70 to finish alone in fifth place while Austen Sandoval closed with a final-round 69 to place sixth.

The net division saw a runaway victory by Concord's Vincent Steele, who carded rounds of 64-65--129.

ABOUT THE amateurgolf.com 2014 Diablo Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf

The Diablo Valley Amateur is played at both Deer Ridge Golf Club (Saturday) and Shadow Lakes Golf Club and (Sunday) in Brentwood. We always look forward to playing these two fantastic courses, located directly across the street from each other, and we have enjoyed watching this event grow into one of Northern California's premier weekend stroke play tournaments.

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