Best of the Weekend: Toto Gana earns 2017 Masters Invite and more
(January 16, 2017) -- In a memorable final round Toto Gana won the Latin America Amateur in the first playoff
in the events three year history. Gana will now be headed to the 2017 Masters.
St. Mary's Conner Blick outdueled defending champion Collin Morikawa of Cal and World No. 1 Maverick McNealy of Stanford to win the AmateurGolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf.
At the historic Sally Florida sophomore Kelly Grassel captured the title.
Some of the biggest news over the weekend came from Australia where it was announced that star amateur Brett Coletta was turning professional.
Nobody has had a better start to 2017 then Mike Occi and on Saturday he picked up his second AmateurGolf.com Ranking event win of the season at the Gateway Senior Invitational.
A handful of amateurs played on the two biggest professional tours this week but unfortunately none were able to make the cut despite some nice moments. UNLV's John Oda and BYU-Hawaii's Brent Grant played in the PGA Tour's Sony Open while nine amateurs were in the field at the European Tour's BMW South Africa Open.
In regional news Wes Butterfus captured the Coral Canyon Amateur.