GCAA: San Francisco's Alex Chin wins by six in Reno
13 Oct 2020
by Brayden Conover of

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Alex Chin (GCAA)
Alex Chin (GCAA)

Four bogeys and two eagles over the course of 54-holes usually sets a player up for success. This week was no different for the University of San Francisco senior Alex Chin (Pleasanton, California).

The Don traveled down to Reno, Nevada to put his game against some of the best collegiate “free agents” in the region thanks to the GCAA Amateur Series’ stop at Wolf Run Golf Club. With many student-athletes unable to play golf this semester due to conference or school restrictions relating to COVID-19, college players have taken it upon themselves to find the best competition available.

Chin was one of three players to kick off the first round of the event with a 6-under 66. Able to keep his foot on the accelerator, Chin followed the opening 66 with an afternoon 67 to close out the first day of the tournament with an 11-under total, four shots clear of the nearest competitor.

Picking up right where he left off, Chin closed out the tournament with a final round 68 for a 15-under 201 total and a six-shot victory.

One unique aspect of the GCAA Amateur Series is that women play alongside the men from separate tees. No separate scoreboard, just tee it up and play your best. At Wolf Run, Washington senior Alice Duan (Lincoln, Nebraska) did just that.

Following rounds of 71 and 67 on Monday, Duan carded a final round 69 to best everyone but Chin. Her 9-under 207 was good enough for a solo second-place finish as she staved off Colorado State’s Davis Bryant (Aurora, Colorado) who finished in third at 8-under 208.

Nevada junior, Victoria Gailey (Tigard, Oregon) just missed a top-five finish herself with a 5-under 211 seventh-place finish.

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ABOUT THE GCAA Amateur Series - Reno

Eligibility : Tournaments are open to any male or female golfers who were on a college or university varsity golf roster during the 2019-20 school year or will be on a college or university varsity golf roster during the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Entry Fee: $265 per player – Tournament registration will open approximately six weeks prior to the date of the event and will be administered by the GCAA. Entry fee will include all competitive rounds, range access during the tournament days, as well as a boxed lunch between rounds on day one of the tournament.

Format: Events will be held over two day (Saturday- Sunday) 54 holes; using either a shotgun start format or double tee start format. Both male and female golfers will be competing in one tournament using two sets of tees. Tournaments will be recognized by WAGR; points will be awarded accordingly based on the individual participants finish against other players of their gender.

Practice Rounds: Will be optional and be at the expense of participants. The GCAA will work with host venues to set up day(s) and times for individuals who would like to play in a practice round. Participants will be responsible for setting up their own practice round.

Field Size: Events will have a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 84 players.

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