Hutchison laps field in 10-shot McClure Cup victory
Thomas Hutchison and his mother Vicki (UC Davis Athletics/Twitter photo)
SEASIDE, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2018) – UC Davis sophomore Thomas Hutchison lapped the field at the McClure Cup, going 10 under for 54 holes while no other competitor got under par at Bayonet Black Horse.
Hutchison, who did most of his pulling away in the second round, put together rounds of 69-67-70 for a 206 total. His second-round 67 was the best score of the day by at least four shots. Hutchison represented California at the 2016 USGA Men’s State Team Championship. In 2018, he won the Monterey City Amateur and the Windon Memorial, a college event. He was T-2 at the 2018 McClure Cup.
Oklahoma’s Matt Cohn finished runner-up to Hutchison at Bayonet Black Horse after his even-par total. Elis Svard was another shot back in third.
Sean Yu, the first-round leader from San Jose State, opened with 67 but fell to 76-75 in the following rounds. He finished fourth at 2 over.
ABOUT THE McClure Cup
Founded in 2017, the McClure Cup is 54-hole stroke
play event held on both the Bayonet and Black
Golf Courses, with a cut to the top third of the field
after 36 holes. The Championship flight is open to
amateurs with an index not exceeding 7.4.
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