Defending Champion Nick Moore leads NCGA Valley Amateur
Nick Moore (NCGA photo)
Nick Moore (NCGA photo)

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (September 20, 2016) -- Defending champion Nick Moore opened with a 3-under 69 to lead the field at the NCGA Valley Amateur hosted by Morgan Creek Golf Course.

The Seaside, Calif. resident tallied five birdies against two bogeys and fired the only round in the 60's in breezy conditions. Trailing Moore by three shots is Karl Gedris who tallied four birdies against four bogeys for an opening-round 72. Playing at his home course, Juan Gonzales sits in solo third after an opening 1-over 73.

Mark Morgan leads the senior division after a round of 1-under 71. The El Dorado Hills native tallied three birdies and two bogeys and holds a one shot lead over Steve Wilson. Defending champion Dale Bouguennec sits in a tie for seventh after an opening 4-over 76.

Results: NCGA Valley Amateur
1CANick MooreSeaside, CA20069-73=142
2CAJuan GonzalezAntelope, CA14073-73=146
3CAMatt CohnSan Francisco, CA8074-73=147
T4IAKyle DaviesIowa City, IA8075-73=148
T4CAGarett WagnerBrentwood, CA8074-74=148

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ABOUT THE NCGA Valley Amateur

Played for the first time in 2004 as a replacement for the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley championships, the NCGA Valley Amateur has become a staple in the tournament season. The 36- hole stroke play event is played at a venue in the San Joaquin or Sacramento valley each year and provides a top-level championship opportunity. Open to players with a handicap index of 5.4 or less, and seniors with a 7.4 handicap index or less.

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