AGC Silicon Valley: Marr braves conditions for win
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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2014) -- Australian-born Mac Marr, a Sophomore at St. Mary's showed that spending a Christmas break in Australia (where it's summer) can help anyone's golf game.

In bitter cold and windy conditions on a course where downwind green speeds ran more than 15 on the Stimpmeter, he was able to control his golf ball and better the best score of the day by two. He was the only player to shoot par or better and remain under par for the tournament.

Marr shot 70-72=142 to edge fellow Gaels golfer Cody Robinson by five shots. Marr was 3-under through 12 holes, highlighted by a six-hole stretch in the middle of the round where he was 4-under from Nos. 7-12. He and Robinson were tied for the lead entering the day and were able to make it a 1-2 finish for St. Mary's.

A stunning comeback highlighted the Senior Division as 2013 amateurgolf.com Player-of-the Year Mark Miller of Antioch shot 157 for a one stroke win over Mike Parnow by one. Miller started the day six shots off of the lead.

In the Net Division, another current POY was able to capture victory. Vince Steele shot a net 148 to win by nine over Scott Carelli.

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


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.

Players age 25 and over compete in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least 10 Mid-Ams, a separate prize will be awarded.

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