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Liam Koeneke posts 66 to take first round lead at AG San Diego Amateur
First round leader Liam Koeneke
First round leader Liam Koeneke

Sometimes all you need is a good break to keep a round going.

Today at the AG San Diego Amateur presented by Callaway Golf, Liam Koeneke birdied his first two holes and was 2-under on the 8th tee. With a water hazard guarding the green of the reachable par-5, Koeneke pushed his second shot.

"I wasn't sure it would clear the hazard," said the San Diego State golfer from Del Mar.

Koeneke took advantage of his fortune, birdied the hole, and added another at the 9th to shoot 32 on the front nine. He went eagle-birdie on Nos. 14 and 15 to get to 7-under on the day then bogeyed 18 for a 2-shot lead at 6-under 66.

Trailing Koeneke at 4-under are Mid-Amateur Scotland Schmidt of San Diego, and Zack Missigman of Goodyear, Arizona. Missigman plays for St. Mary's University.

Jim Plotkin of Carlsbad leads the Senior Division by three shots after a 2-under 70. Brian Smyth of North Tustin (73) and Jim Ream of Cerritos (74) are in close pursuit.

Scotland Schmidt is five shots clear of his next competitor (La Jolla's Matt Peterson, who posted 73) in the Mid-Am subdivision. David Ujihara (77), Dennis McKinley (78) and Jim Saivar (79) are 1-2-3 in the Super Senior subdivision.

Steven Moran of San Diego and Maurice Choi of Lake Havasu City, AZ lead the Net Division at 1-over 73 net.

Results: AGC San Diego Amateur
1CAScotland SchmidtSan Diego, CA10068-68=136
2CALiam KoenekeDel Mar, CA6566-72=138
3AZZack MissigmanGoodyear, AZ3068-73=141
T4NVMatthew ManganelloLas Vegas, NV3071-71=142
T4CAMatthew MossSan Diego, CA3070-72=142

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*An SCGA Points Event*

The San Diego Amateur now has a second location, the historic San Diego Country Club. Players will be treated to a very walkable private club that has hosted USGA and major collegiate events, and where legends like Billy Casper and Mickey Wright called home.

Your entry fee includes 2 rounds of golf (carts extra on this very walkable layout), prizes, trophies for division winners, and the opportunity to play two days at an exclusive private club in a competitive setting. Championship, Senior, Women, and Net divisions.

Note that, for this event, practice round availability is not guaranteed.

MID-AM 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.

SUPER SENIORS: 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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