Gama completes five-shot SCGA Public Links victory
Brandon Gama (SCGA photo)
OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2018) – Brandon Gama
went 17 holes without a birdie in the final round of the SCGA Public Links, but when you start the day with a seven-shot lead, that’s not detrimental. Gama, of Santa Barbara, Calif., still easily won the championship.
Gama opened with rounds of 64-69 at River Ridge Golf Course, and at 11 under through 36 holes, led by seven shots. He finished with a 1-over 73 on Sunday and still was five shots ahead of runner-up Tongun Lako Losarah.
Gama is a former member of the Chico State men’s golf team. He won the Santa Barbara City Championship in 2008 at a record 17 under par.
Losarah, the runner-up from Upland, Calif., was one of the few players who had a round in the red on Sunday. He finished with 1-under 71 to reach 5 under for the tournament. Timothy Snyder of Thousand Oaks, Calif., finished solo third at 3 under.
, who won this event in 1998, ’99 and 2011, climbed a few spots on the leaderboard with his final-round 2-under 70. He tied for sixth at 1 under.
ABOUT THE SCGA Public Links
The SCGA Public Links Championship is formerly the
PLGA Amateur Championship, which started in 1968.
This Championship is open to amateurs who are
members of the SCGA who have a current Handicap
Index of 5.4 or below at the time of registration.
Players who are listed on a private or semi-private
club’s member roster are ineligible. The
Championship will have 104 players compete over
holes of stroke play with the top 30 players and ties
advancing after 36 holes to the final round.
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