amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Am: Smith takes first day lead

By Peter Conroy amateurgolf.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. Jan. 20, 2007—Kevin Smith, a high school senior, used the local knowledge of his home course, the Coyote Creek Golf Club, to pace the championship flight at the amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur, shooting a 5-under-par 67.

His nearest competition was Taylor Travis, who finished his round by going birdie, birdie, eagle to notch a 70.

Colin Peck, who won the last amateurgolf.com tournament, the Livermore Valley Championship, shot his third consecutive under-par round by posting a 71.

In all, their were seven golfers under par after Day 1, and two more sitting at even.

In the senior division, Mark Miller led the field with a 2-under-par 70, with his nearest competitor trailing by three strokes.

Terry Trout’s 68 was the low round in the net division.

** NOTE ** For second round pairings, and to view scores from round 1, click the tournament name next to "see also" at the top of the page and follow the "results" link.

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ABOUT THE AGC Silicon Valley Amateur

The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first AmateurGolf.com tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over 4 years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

2021 marked the announcement of Baylands Golf Links as the tournament's new host venue. And wow, did players enjoy it. It's location in Palo Alto is fitting -- as the original garage where Hewlett Packard was founded is located there, and today's biggest tech companies dot the area map like the Canadian Geese on the fairways and wetlands near Baylands in the winter. Like Corica Park in Alameda, Baylands was recently completely redesigned as a new course from the dirt up, under the hand of architect Forrest Richardson, and the results are stunning.

This is a gross competition with Championship, Senior and Women's divisions. There will be no Net division.

For players age 25- 49. Compete alongside the younger players in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least 10 Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

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