Hakim Wins 97th Sacramento City Championship
Ash Hakim (SMC photo)
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.

Related: High School senior Ashkaan Hakim wins AGC Christmas Classic

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.

Results: Sacramento City
1CAAsh HakimSan Ramon, CA10067-72=139
2CAJeffrey YamaguchiFresno, CA6573-67=140
3CASam HarnedRocklin, CA3071-70=141
4CADylan McDermottGranite Bay, CA3069-74=143
T5CAJoshua DiazDiscovery Bay, CA3071-73=144

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The 102nd annual Sacramento City Men's Golf Championship will be contested at the Alister MacKenzie GC at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2023.

The tournament is open to all male amateur golfers with a current World Handicap System (WHS) Index of 5.0 or less.

The tournament format is stroke play over 36 holes with 18 holes each day and a maximum of 108 players. Play will be in groups of three with 9 minute intervals from the 1st tee starting at 7:00 AM. Sunday pairings will be based on Saturday scores with the leaders competing at the end of the field.

The entry fee is $200 per player and includes green fees and range balls for both days and prize fund - power carts are not included. The player with the 36- hole low score will be declared the 2023 Sacramento City Men’s Amateur Champion. His name will be inscribed on the perpetual trophy and he will receive a crystal to take home. The awards presentation will immediately follow play at the large tournament scoreboard. Approximately 25% of the field will be awarded with merchandise certificates. All merchandise certificates are redeemable at either Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney or Bartley Cavanaugh golf shops.

Players wishing to use this tournament as a qualifier for the State Fair Amateur must pay an additional $25 during entry. To qualify for the SFC, you must finish in the top 20 in the City Men’s Amateur field.

The entry deadline is June 1, 2023.

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