Ash Hakim (SMC photo)
SACRAMENTO, CA (June 17, 2018) - Ashkaan Hakim
(San Ramon, CA) won the 97th Sacramento City Championship on Sunday, shooting a two-round total of 5-under 139 at the Alister MacKenzie Course at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
Hakim, who just finished his freshman year at St. Mary's College, won the tournament on the strength of a first-round 67, which gave him a two-shot lead over Dylan McDermott (Granite Bay, CA).
Tim Sauer (Loomis, CA) and Mitchell Card (Redding, CA) shared third after rounds of 70, with six players at 1-under 71.
But none of the nine players who broke par in the first round would make the biggest charge on Sunday. Instead, it would be Jeffrey Yamaguchi (Fresno, CA), who just finished his college career at Stanislaus State, who would put the heat on Hakim.
Yamaguchi, who won the NCGA Four-Ball with partner Michael Jura last month, shot a 73 on Saturday and had ten players ahead of him. But he shot his own 67 on Sunday, posting 4 under in the clubhouse and giving Hakim the target score to beat.
Related: NCGA Four-Ball: Clutch Finish Wins it for Yamaguchi, Jura
In the end, Hakim would do just that, posting a 72 to clip Yamaguchi by one shot.
It is the latest Northern California amateur win for Hakim, and second in a row. Last week he won the Modesto City Championship in a playoff. In 2015 he won the Concord City Amateur and added the AmateurGolf.com Christmas Classic.
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University of Nevada Sam Harned (Rocklin, CA) finished third with rounds of 71-70, while McDermott shot a 74 for a 143 total and a fourth place finish.
Four players -- Joshua Diaz (Discovery Bay, CA), Aishvary Patel (Roseville, CA), Sauer, and Robby Torres (San Jose, CA) -- tied for fifth at even par.
The defending champion Devyn Fitchhorn (Vacaville, CA) tied for 35th at 7-over 151.
ABOUT THE Sacramento City
The 100th annual Sacramento City Men's Golf
Championship will be contested at the Alister
MacKenzie GC at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, 2021.
The tournament is open to all male amateur
with a current World Handicap System (WHS)
The tournament format is stroke play over 36
with 18 holes each day and a maximum of
108 players. Play will be in groups of
with 9 minute intervals from the 1st tee
7:00 AM. Sunday pairings will be based on
scores with the leaders competing at the
end of the field.
The entry fee is $199 per player and includes
fees for both days and prize fund - power
carts are not included
. The player with the
hole low score will be declared the 2021
Sacramento City Men’s Amateur Champion. His
will be inscribed on the perpetual trophy
and he will receive a crystal to take home. If
permitted by COVID-19 protocols, the
awards presentation will immediately follow
at the large tournament scoreboard.
25% of the field will be awarded with
merchandise certificates. All merchandise
are redeemable at either Haggin Oaks,
Bing Maloney or Bartley Cavanaugh golf shops.
Players wishing to use this tournament as a
for the State Fair Amateur must pay an
additional $25 during entry.
The entry deadline is May 28, 2021.
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