Bayonet Black Horse Amateur: Kevin Velo has 2-shot lead
SEASIDE, CA (July 16, 2016) -- Kevin Velo wasn't quite as hot on Saturday as he was on Friday (when he fired a tournament low round of 4-under 68 at Bayonet) but he still has the lead heading into Sunday's final round at the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur on the Monterey Pensinsula.

Velo, an rising sophomore at San Jose State who resides in Danville, posted 3 birdies and 3 bogeys on a cool and blustery day that was anything but summer like. Velo bogeyed two of his final four holes, as did his next closest competitor, Ryan Slater (Gilroy) who attends USC. Slater posted 73 for a two round total of 2-under 142.


SEASIDE, CA (July 15, 2016) -- It was a one bogey, five birdie start to the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur for Kevin Velo. The San Jose State rising sophomore completed his opening round at Bayonet and Black Horse with a 4-under 68.

Velo, who had the lowest scoring average for the Spartans, bookmarked his round with birdies on the opening and closing holes. In between Velo had birdies on Nos. 8, 11 and 15. His only bogey was carded on the 4th hole.

The only two other players under-par are Ryan Slater and defending champion Robby Salomon. Both players are 3-under and tied for second after 69's.

Slater, heading into his sophomore year at USC, had a bit of an up and down round with an eagle on the par-5 10th, four birdies and three bogeys.

Salomon, a senior out of Cal State Monterey Bay, carded six birdies and three bogeys during his opening 18-holes.

Three other players are tied for fourth at even-par.

Results: Bayonet Black Horse Amateur
1CARobert SalomonPortola Valley, CA18069-75-70=214
2CAKevin VeloDanville, CA12068-72-74=214
3CARyan SlaterGilroy, CA6069-73-74=216
4CAJustin AveryClovis, CA6073-71-75=219
T5CANicolas NoyaS. San Francisco, CA6077-72-71=220

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54-hole tournament with a 36-hole cut hosted at the always-tough Bayonet course at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California. In a relatively short amount of time since the tournament was founded in 2015, it has turned into one of the top amateur events on the west coast, drawing top collegiate and mid-am talent to the Monterey Peninsula. Open to amateur golfers with an official and verified handicap index not exceeding 7.4.

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