Brandon Kewalramani Closes at Simi Valley City
Brandon Kewalramani (cred. Sedric Harris)
Brandon Kewalramani (cred. Sedric Harris)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (June 5, 2016) -- Simi Valley's own Brandon Kewalramani captured his city's championship on Sunday at Simi Hills Golf Course.

Kewalramani, a student at Harvard Westlake, held a two-shot lead over Tim Hogarth entering the final round after opening with a 6-under 65. Hogarth withdrew from the event before the final round, however, giving Kewalramani a bit more breathing room. A 1-under 70 for a 135 total was enough to take the title.

He ended up with a four-shot victory over Eric Kim who rallied to a shoot a 5-under 66 and post 139. Jesse Arian (La Crescenta), Tim Snyder (Thousand Oaks), and Brandon Shin (North Hills) tied for 3rd place at 140.

In the senior division, Hawthorne native Bob Valerio took the title, 21 years after he won the Championship flight. Valerio shot an even-par 142 for the event which topped Dave Crawford (Camarillo) by two shots, followed by last year’s winner, David Eberstein (Granada Hills) at 148.

--Simi Hills Golf Course contributed to this story

Results: Simi Valley City
1CABrandon KewalramaniSimi Valley, CA7565-70=135
2CAEric KimNorthridge, CA5073-66=139
T3CABrandon ShinNorth Hills, CA2568-72=140
T3CAJesse ArianLa Crescenta, CA2568-72=140
T3CATim SnyderThousand Oaks, CA2574-66=140

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ABOUT THE Simi Valley City

This 36-hole tournament features play in 2 divisions (regular and senior) and a total of 6 flights, including the premier senior championship and championship flights.

All golfers must have verifiable amateur status, and all net flight participants must have a valid USGA approved, GHIN-based handicap, with a 12-month low index of no more than 18.0.

The regular division accepts entries from golfers age 17 and older (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis). Golfers with a 12-month low index of 2.4 or better qualify for the Championship Flight. Golfers with low index of 2.5 to 18.0 will play in net flights.

The senior division accepts entries for golfers age 50 and over. Senior golfers with handicap indexes of 4.9 or better qualify for the Senior Championship Flight, and other senior golfers play in the two net flights for seniors.

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