Connor Blick wins AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
AGC Silicon Valley Amateur winner Connor Blick <br>(AmateurGolf.com Photo)
AGC Silicon Valley Amateur winner Connor Blick
(AmateurGolf.com Photo)

MORGAN HILL, CA (January 15, 2017) -- With a spectacular day of golf St. Mary junior Connor Blick has rallied to win the AmateurGolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf. Blick shot an unassuming even-par 71 on Saturday before putting together a tournament winning bogey-free 6-under 66 in Sunday's final round at Coyote Creek Golf Club.

On Sunday Blick recorded six birdies, three on each side, and said that everything was clicking throughout the day.

Defending champion Collin Morikawa held the overnight lead and he was 1-under on his round before stumbling down the stretch with a bogey on No. 16 and double-bogey on No. 17. The Cal sophomore had to settle for a closing 3-over 74 and a third place 3-under finish.

The top-ranked amateur in the world, Maverick McNealy had a chance to force a playoff with a final hole birdie but his tee shot found the water and he ultimately bogeyed the hole to finish 4-under and runner-up. Playing in his first tournament of 2017, McNealy will now return to Stanford for his final semester where he is currently tied with Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers for the most wins in school history.

Tanner Hughes (Cal) and Brandon Wu (Stanford) finished tied for fourth at even-par.


Jeff Britton used a 1-under 34 front nine and then held it together to win the Senior Division by six-strokes. Sung Han and Sunil Bhalla were second and third respectively.

First round Senior Division leader Tony Ralph withdrew being before completing his final round.


San Jose State sophomore Alexandra Cooper took home the title in the Women's Division with rounds of 76-77 to post 9-over. Fresno State commit Marie Dean and first round leader placed second while San Diego State sophomore Daniela Anastasi was third.


Scott Carelli won by six-strokes over runner-up Mike Sly.

Results: AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
1CAConnor BlickDanville, CA15071-66=137
2CAMaverick McNealyPortola Valley, CA10068-71=139
3CACollin MorikawaLa CaƱada Flintridge, CA5066-74=140
T4CATanner HughesLivermore, CA5073-69=142
T4NYBrandon WuScarsdale, NY5069-73=142

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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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