AGC Silicon Valley: Marr braves conditions for win
-- amateurgolf.com photo
-- amateurgolf.com photo

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

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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