Jackson Rivera grabs first round lead at Yorba Linda City
07 Mar 2020
by Kyle Rector of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Yorba Linda City Championship, Black Gold Golf Club, Jackson Rivera Profile

Jackson Rivera // Photo Credit: Golfweek/USA Today
Jackson Rivera // Photo Credit: Golfweek/USA Today

In the Championship Division, Jackson Rivera posted a 3-under 69 to take the first-round lead in the 2020 Yorba Linda City Championship at Black Gold Golf Club on Saturday. Rivera, from Rancho Santa Fe, California, is coming off a win just a few weeks ago at the Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur after surviving a late afternoon sudden-death playoff. Conditions were excellent for scoring at Black Gold Golf Club with Rivera rolling in six birdies en route to his 69. Sitting just one shot behind Rivera in a tie for second at 2-under are Dean Netzel, Jack Solis, and Raymond Kim.

In the Senior Championship Division, Jeff Peterson has a three-shot lead despite an unfortunate double-bogey on the final hole. Peterson shot a 3-over-par 75 and with Anthony Ventura and Ron Kaehn both sitting at 6-over-par.

ABOUT THE Yorba Linda City

36-hole individual stroke play tournament open to all amateur golfers with a USGA handicap index and who are 15 years of age or older. Senior flight for those aged 55 and older. Players assigned to flights based on handicap index. Championship flight handicap index limit is 4.9; for women's and senior championship flights it is 7.9.

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