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 Cañada 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 four years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Multiple PGA Tour star and Morikawa's fellow 2023 USA Ryder Cup team member Max Homa also won the Silicon Valley Amateur in 2011.

For 2024, the tournament is moving to a new venue -- Stanford University Golf Course. Tournament players will relish competing at a course normally reserved for university students and faculty. Please note that we will play on Monday and Tuesday, and expect this event will fill very quickly.

Related: The road to PGA stardom for Homa and Morikawa went through the Silicon Valley Amateur


For players aged 16 and over who have a USGA or equivalent index of less than 5.5

For players age 50 and over (as of the tournament date) with a handicap index of less than 8.0. Note: Must be 55 and over for NCGA Senior Points.

MID-AM (subdivision of Championship)
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 six Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

SUPER SENIORS (subdivision of Senior)
For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger senior players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six players 65 or over, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

WOMEN (subdivision of Championship)
Will play in the Championship Division but from a shorter tee. If there are at least six women in the field, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

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