amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Am: Smith takes first day lead
20 Jan 2007
see also: Baylands Golf Links
By Peter Conroy
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.
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ABOUT THE AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first
tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a
champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won
2016 title. Just over 4 years later, he won the PGA
Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park
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
like the Canadian Geese on the fairways and
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,
the results are stunning.
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