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Evan Knight wins dramatic five-way playoff at Sacramento City
2015 Sacramento City winner Evan Knight<Br>(Photo courtesy of Sac. Golf Council)
2015 Sacramento City winner Evan Knight
(Photo courtesy of Sac. Golf Council)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Evan Knight, a red-shirt sophomore at UC Davis, was part of a five-way playoff at the conclusion of the Sacramento City Championship on Sunday. At five-under par 139, Knight, along with Seung Maeng, Pedro Oviedo, Nicklaus Yell, and Scott Raber, headed to the first tee for a dramatic multi-player sudden-death.

Everyone but Oviedo birdied the first hole, and as the four remaining players moved on to the second playoff hole, the par-5 18th, Knight drained a 20-foot eagle putt from off the fringe to claim victory.

Knight, a Novato, Calif. native who went to high school at St. Vincent de Paul, trailed opening-round leader Steven Chung by a stroke entering Sunday after he posted 69, and followed it up with two-under 70 to join the others in extra holes.

Chung backed up his 68 with 73 in the final round and finished two shots out of the playoff in a tie for seventh place.

Results: Sacramento City
1CAEvan KnightNovato, CA10069-70=139
T2HISeungJae MaengAiea, HI6570-69=139
T2CAPedro Oviedo-JimenezOakland, CA6568-71=139
T2CANickolas YellFair Oaks, CA6570-69=139
T2CAScott RaberEl Macero, CA6569-70=139

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**Cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The 99th annual Sacramento City Men's Golf Championship will be contested at the Alister MacKenzie GC at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 2020.

The tournament is open to all male amateur golfers with a current World Handicap System (WHS) Index of 5.0 or less.

The tournament format is stroke play over 36 holes with 18 holes each day and a maximum of 108 players. Play will be in groups of three with 9 minute intervals from the 1st tee starting at 7:00 AM. Sunday pairings will be based on Saturday scores with the leaders competing at the end of the field.

The entry fee is $190 per player and includes green fees for both days and prize fund - power carts are not included. The player with the 36- hole low score will be declared the 2020 Sacramento City Men’s Amateur Champion. His name will be inscribed on the perpetual trophy and he will receive a crystal to take home. The awards presentation will immediately follow play at the large tournament scoreboard. Approximately 25% of the field will be awarded with merchandise certificates. All merchandise certificates are redeemable at either Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney or Bartley Cavanaugh golf shops.

Players wishing to use this tournament as a qualifier for the State Fair Amateur must pay an additional $25 during entry.

The entry deadline is May 29, 2020.

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