Silicon Valley Am: Rare feat marks Round 1 action
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014) -- St. Mary's College golfers Cody Robinson and Mac Marr shot identical 2-under 70s and lead by a stroke after the first round of play at the 2014 amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur, presented by Callaway Golf.

Under chilly conditions at Coyote Creek, the two Gaels teammates lead by one over three players -- Andrew Romano, Scott Raber and Ryan Gronlund.

Marr and Rutgers golfer Jonathan Chang performed a rare feat very seldom seen on any tour, including the PGA Tour. On the 380-yard, par-4 12th, the two golfers made eagle on consecutive swings. Marr holed out from 115 yards using a gap wedge before Chang buried it from 105 yards out with a sand wedge.

In the Senior Division, Robert Goodwin leads after an even par 72. He sits two shots better than Steve Donnelly and Rich Rowley entering Sunday's final round.

The Net Division is a runaway by two veteran amateurgolf.com Tour competitors. Vincent Steele and Scott Carelli shot 4-under 68s to lead by nine shots over their closest pursuers.

Sunday looks to be anyone's game as the players should find the Nicklaus Tournament Course, as usual, a tough challenge.

Results: AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
1CAMac MarrMoraga, CA10070-72=142
2CACody RobinsonDiscovery Bay, CA6570-77=147
T3CAMarcus Mercado-KielSanta Ana, CA3072-78=150
T3CASunny YanMonterey, CA3073-77=150
T3WADominick FrancksOlympia, WA3076-74=150

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ABOUT THE AGC Silicon Valley Amateur

The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first AmateurGolf.com tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over 4 years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

2021 marked the announcement of Baylands Golf Links as the tournament's new host venue. And wow, did players enjoy it. It's location in Palo Alto is fitting -- as the original garage where Hewlett Packard was founded is located there, and today's biggest tech companies dot the area map like the Canadian Geese on the fairways and wetlands near Baylands in the winter. Like Corica Park in Alameda, Baylands was recently completely redesigned as a new course from the dirt up, under the hand of architect Forrest Richardson, and the results are stunning.

This is a gross competition with Championship, Senior and Women's divisions. There will be no Net division.

For players age 25- 49. Compete alongside the younger players in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least 10 Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

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