Vivolo wins AGC Tour Championship
CARMEL, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2013) -- UC Davis
golfer Luke Vivolo shot rounds of 68-69--137
to win the 2013 amateurgolf.com Tour
Championship at Quail Lodge Golf Club.
Vivolo was a two-shot winner of Santa
Clara golfer Evan McLeod, who shot rounds of
70-69--139. The red-shirt junior continued the
success of UC Davis golfers in amateurgolf.com
Hitting driver just four times over the
course of the event, Vivolo focused on hitting
fairways and greens over the tight and well-
bunkered layout. He buried an eight-foot par
putt on the 17th hole and made three birdies
to secure the victory.
Shintaro Ban finished third at 141, also
posting the same Sunday score of Vivolo,
McLeod, and Nicolas Noya. In Noya's case, he
jumped up the leader board into a tie for 8th
by improving on his first round of 78 by a full 9
Jeff Britton, 52, held on to the Senior
Championship after holding off charges from
amateurgolf.com's Pete Wlodkowski (who
posted a final round 71 on top of an 83 but
would have needed a Palmer-like 65 to
contend) and Kenny Miller (who was the real
threat starting the day 2 back).
Miller, playing with Britton, pulled to even
with Britton deep into their round and showed
some serious intestinal fortitude by "going for it
all" with an attempt to hit the green in two on
the tight par-5 9th hole, where if you don't
pay a visit to the houses on the right you are
likely to enter the cavernous hazard on the left
where the chances of playing out are slim-to-
"I hit a cut three wood that didn't cut,"
quipped the Nipomo resident, whose ball found
the aforementioned hazard. Britton's steady
play (73-76 = 149) was good enough for a 4-
shot win over Miller. And it could have been
even better if not for the 2-stroke penalty he
called on himself for playing the wrong ball on
Amateurgolf.com Tour Net Player-of-the-
Year Vince Steele backed up a strong year
with a win. His 153 was good for a 5-shot
victory over Chris Ladd.
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