Pacific Coast Amateur: Cameron Champ's at it again
Cameron Champ won just a week ago (Pacific Coast Amateur photo)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Washington (July 19, 2017) -- Cameron Champ
continued his summer of amateur golf success, blistering the former U.S. Open site Chambers Bay for a 65 Wednesday and a 3-shot lead after 36 holes of the 51st Pacific Coast Amateur.
Champ, a senior at Texas A&M from Sacramento, California won the Trans-Mississippi Championship
last week at Prairie Dunes Golf Club. Today he fired five birdies and an eagle on the par 5 6th hole in round to offset his two bogeys, giving him a three shot lead going to the final two days.
eagled the par 5 18th hole to jump into second place with a second round 66—137 total. He is tied with University of Texas golfer Douglas Ghim
who posted 67-137.
New Zealand’s Denzel Ieremia
, a member of the Iowa State golf team (the first round leader after an opening 66) shot 72 and is at four-under-par 138, tied for third with Hawaii’s John Oda
. The UNLV golfer shot a 71.
(67) is tied with NCAA champion Braden Thornberry
of Ole Miss and defending champion Will Zalatoris
were also top 10 headed to the final 36 holes.
Champ, who was one of two amateurs to make the cut at the US Open this summer, said his Open performance at Erin Hills in June inspired him at the 2015 Open site this week.
“That practice round [with Rory McIlroy at Erin Hills] showed me what I’m capable of,” he said. “Players like me, we’ve looked up to them for years. To see how they hit the ball and how they go about things, I guess it proves that players of my caliber – and the players here at this event – we can hit those shots.”
ABOUT THE Pacific Coast Amateur
Although its present history only dates from
1967, the Pacific Coast
Amateur Championship's roots make it one of
golf championships in American history. The first
held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at
Presidio, April 24-
27, 1901. Championships were held annually
through 1911, all being
conducted in California except for the 1909
championship, which was
held at Seattle Golf Club in Washington. The
Pacific Coast Amateur
then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at
Seattle Golf Club on
August 10-12, 1967 with the Pacific Northwest,
Southern California, Oregon and Arizona golf
Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf
the Pacific Coast Golf Association. Players can
invited to this 72-
hole stroke play event by their Pacific Coast G.A.
association, or as an individual.
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