Quade Cummins (Pacific Coast Amateur photo)
Quade Cummins didn’t have a single bogey Wednesday in the second round of the Pacific Coast Amateur. That said, it’s easy to see how the Oklahoma City native took the lead at the Championship Course at UNM in Albuquerque, N.M.
Cummins, who will be a redshirt senior at Oklahoma this season, had a 5-under 66 in the second round, which included three birdies over the back nine, where he started. He is now 9 under for the championship and leads by one.
“I just kept missing it in the right spots,” said Cummins. “I think I only missed one green and I took care of the par 5s and the easy par 4s.”
Cummins was paired with first-round co-leader Blake Windred of Australia, who fired a bogey-free round of his own right, getting around the course in 68. Windred sits one off the lead at 8 under overall.
The other first-round co-leader, British Columbia’s Chris Crisologo, followed an opening 66 with a 2-under 69 on Wednesday. He is at 7 under overall, just two off the lead.
The round of the day went to Thomas Hutchison of San Jose, Calif., who shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to move to 8-under-par overall and in a tie for second.
“I made mistakes, but didn’t do anything stupid,” said Hutchison, who plays for Saint Mary’s College (Calif.). “I tried to play steady and once I got it going, I kept it going.”
Hutchison’s round of 64 is the low round of the tournament so far.
In the team competition, the trio from the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) captured the Morse Cup with a two-day team total of 13-under par. Team members Thomas Hutchison, Isaiah Salinda and Christian Banke became the first NCGA team to win the title since 2015.
The team from the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) finished in second place, followed by team British Columbia Golf in third place.
The Morse Cup team competition takes place concurrently during the first two days of the 72-hole Pacific Coast Amateur. There are 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations that comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association, and each golf association selects three players to represent them in this team competition. Two of the top three scores from each team in Rounds one and two count for the Morse Cup portion of the event.
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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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