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At Pacific Grove, Schmidt and Haag aim for second win of 2023
Scotland Schmidt (San Diego, Calif.) shot a 1-under 69 at Pacific Grove (Calif.) Golf Links to share the lead as he pursues a second-straight AmateurGolf.com title.

Schmidt, who last month pulled ahead late at San Diego Country Club to take the AG San Diego Amateur (South) title, offset three bogeys with four birdies at a Pacific Grove course that yard-for-yard defends its par as well as any course in the state.

The 5727-yard gem known as the "Poor Man's Pebble Beach" only surrendered two under-par rounds in the Championship division despite favorable weather conditions. Edan Cui (Atherton, Calif.), the last player into the field, also posted a 69 with three birdies and two dropped shots.

It'll be a tight battle on Sunday, as there are 13 players within 3 shots of the lead.

Schmidt has a 2-shot lead for the low Mid-Amateur prize over John McCord of Oakland.

In the Senior division, a familiar name put himself into contention for another AG title. Randy Haag (Orinda, Calif.), who has won numerous AG titles over the last 20 years, shot a 1-under 69 to take a one-shot lead over Craig Calkins (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Patrick Henry (Elk Grove, Calif.).

Haag is attempting to win his second tournament this month, having captured the inaugural Soboba Senior Classic in SoCal by a shot.

The key stretch for Haag was 4 birdies in 5 holes starting on the 12th.

Calkins has a 4-shot lead for the low Super Senior prize.

In the Net division, Butch Pirrone (Modesto, Calif.) rode an eagle and six birdies to a 4-under 66 and a 6-shot lead over Jimmy Roam (Phoeniz, Ariz.).

Results: AGC Pacific Grove City
1CAEdan CuiAtherton, CA7569-68=137
2CANiall Shiels DoneganMill Valley, CA5072-66=138
3CAJoshua WangPalo Alto, CA2570-70=140
T4CAAustin WangDanville, CA2574-67=141
T4CABen FriedmanMill Valley, CA2572-69=141

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Individual championship at the wonderful Pacific Grove Golf Links, known to many as "The Poor Man's Pebble Beach." That's because the back nine plays right along the Pacific Ocean in an out-and-back links style layout. If you haven't played this Monterey Peninsula gem, entering this tournament with a friend or relative is the perfect way to experience it. Field limit 104; Championship, Senior, and Net divisions.

DIVISIONS

CHAMPIONSHIP
For players aged 16 and over who have a USGA or equivalent index of less than 5.5

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
For players age 50 and over (as of the tournament date) with a handicap index of less than 8.0. Note: Must be 55 and over for NCGA Senior Points.

NET
For players 16 and over with handicap between 5.5 and 18.0.

MID-AM (subdivision of Championship)
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 six Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

SUPER SENIORS (subdivision of Senior)
For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger senior players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six players 65 or over, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

WOMEN (subdivision of Championship)
Will play in the Championship Division but from a shorter tee; if there are at least six women in the field, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded. Net players will play in the Net Division but from a shorter tee.

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