AmateurGolf.com Winter Invitational: Wang and Fitzgerald tied atop leaderboard
17 Dec 2022
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for AGC Winter Invitational, Corica Park - South Course, Joshua Wang Rankings

There isn't much breathing room for any of the leaders in the various divisions of AmateurGolf.com's Winter Classic being held at Corica Park's South Course in Alameda, Calif.

The frontrunners of the championship, senior, mid-am and women's divisions will all sleep on slim leads following Saturday's opening round which was played under sunny but crisp conditions in the Bay Area.

Joshua Wang, a sophomore at Palo Alto (Calif.) High School and Cal State Monterey sophomore A.J. Fitzgerald each carded rounds of 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead over University of the Pacific sophomore Griffin Long into Sunday's final round.

The chase pack includes Baron Szeto, a Cal Poly sophomore who won the 2021 Alameda Commuters championship on the same course, Luke Dugger and Vijay Srinivasan, who are three back following 2-under rounds of 70.

Wang was 1-under through 12 holes and then birdied four of his next five holes to sign for his 67. Fitzgerald opened red-hot with five birdies on his outward nine en route to his 67.

Selena Tang, a Yale-bound senior at Mission High School in Fremont, Calif., shot a 4-under 68, which was good for a one-stroke lead over Cal sophomore Kaylyn Noh, who was playing under the watchful eye of her head coach Nancy McDaniel. Elizabeth Scholtes, a fifth-year senior at Cal Poly who attended nearby Alameda High School, is five off the pace after an opening round of 73.

Michael Staskus, the reigning NCGA Super Senior champion, leads the senior division by a stroke over Jeff Weiss, while Nate Jetter and Ryan Knapp will take a one-stroke lead over veterans Marc Engellenner and Daniel Connelly into Sunday's final round.

Results: AGC Winter Invitational
1CALuke DuggerDavis, CA10070-68=138
2CAA.J. FitzgeraldSalinas, CA6567-72=139
T3CADaniel ConnollySan Francisco, CA3072-68=140
T3CABaron SzetoMoraga, CA3070-70=140
T5CAMitchell HoeyAlamo, CA3073-69=142

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ABOUT THE AGC Winter Invitational

The Winter Invitational is now open to all players who satisfy the handicap requirements. Join us at the completely renovated Corica Park South Course -- it's the home course of AmateurGolf.com!

This is a gross competition with Championship, Senior and Women's divisions. There will be no Net division.

For players age 25-49. Compete alongside the younger players in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least 10 Mid- Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

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