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Teenager Krando Nishiba wins Rancho Santa Margarita Am
Krando Nishiba at the <br>2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Krando Nishiba at the
2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship
(Golfweek Photo)

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (February 26, 2017) -- Krando Nishiba used rounds of 72-69 to post 141 and win the Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur by two shots over Ricky Castillo (71-72--143).

Playing at Tijeras Creek Golf Club Nishiba began the final day two-strokes off the lead before rallying to the title. Nishbia, 15-years-old, has shown the ability during his young career to step up in the big moment most notably in 2015 when he rolled in a 35-footer to lift California to the PGA Junior League Golf Championship title.

First round co-leader Cody Hall (70-74--144) settled for third place, Dan Sullivan (72-73--145) ended fourth while Connor Campbell (76-71--147) and Bucky Coe (73-74--147) shared fourth.

Matthew Sandoval was part of the first round lead before struggling to a tie for 13th.

Results: RSM Amateur
1CAKrando NishibaSan Diego, CA7572-69=141
2CARicky CastilloYorba Linda, CA5071-72=143
3CACody HallWildomar, CA2570-74=144
4CADan SullivanPasadena, CA2572-73=145
T5CAConnor CampbellOrange, CA2576-71=147

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