Corey Pereira Repeats at Sierra Players Invitational
Champion Corey Pereira
Champion Corey Pereira

MEADOW VISTA, Calif. (June 29, 2016) -- Corey Pereira successfully defended his title Wednesday with a final-round 70 to close out the 2nd annual Sierra Players Invitational.

Pereira, a senior at University of Washington, finished at 13-under after rounds of 68, 65, and 70. His 54-hole total was two shots better than his mark last year and six shots clear of runner-up Alex Lee. Lee, a Fresno state sophomore, shot a final-round 70 to continue his steak of runner-up finishes in this event.

The round of the day was a 67 shot by San Diego State junior Black Abercrombie. Abercrombie began the tournament with a 77 but battled back with rounds of 69 and 67 to finish in a tie for 4th place at 3-under par. He tied with UC Davis's Brandon Baumgarten and U of A's Jordan Gumberg. Stanford sophomore Isiah Salinda finished solo third with a final-round 70 for a 4-under total.

The Sierra Players is in its 2nd running created by Phillip Dawson Jr. who partnered with Alex Weber to run this year's event. With a field that represented a handful of D1 college programs, the Sierra is on its way to becoming one of Northern California's premiere amateur events.

Results: Sierra Players Invitational
1CACorey PereiraCameron Park, CA25068-65-70=203
2CAAlex LeeSacramento, CA17068-71-70=209
3CAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA10071-71-70=212
T4ILBrandon BaumgartenChicago, IL10073-70-70=213
T4CABlake AbercrombieRocklin, CA10077-69-67=213

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54-hole invitational tournament new for 2015. Hosted at Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Sr. designed Winchester Golf Club in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. No cut, field limited to 96 players.

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