Kush Arora (Bayonet Black Horse photo)
In an intense battle on a former military golf course with a name that suits its difficulty, Kush Arora, grabbed a playoff win against James Lee in Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. With consistent play throughout the 54-hole tournament, Arora posted a total score of 4-under 212.
On the final day, Arora, representing Stanford University, carded a solid round of 70, which included an exceptional front-nine score of 32. Arora demonstrated his ability to navigate the challenging course effectively, capitalizing on birdie opportunities and maintaining composure under pressure.
And that was especially the case in the three-hole aggregate playoff with a junior golfer named James Lee of Burlingame, who also finished with a total score of 212, tied with Arora.
When three holes weren't enough to settle the score, the playoff moved to sudden death, and Arora was able to brush in his 3-foot par putt after Lee missed a putt from inside of six feet.
Griffin Pace, representing Sonoma State, also delivered an impressive performance in finishing T3. With a total score of 216, Pace's final-round score of 69 propelled him up the leaderboard, earning him a well-deserved place among the top finishers.
Tying pace was Parker Mapes, hailing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, posting a tournament total score of 216. Mapes posted solid rounds of 73, 73, and 70.
Ian Patterson and Vijay Srinivasan finished T5 at 4-over 220.
ABOUT THE Bayonet Black Horse Amateur
54-hole tournament with a 36-hole cut hosted
always-tough Bayonet course at Bayonet Black
Seaside, California. In a relatively short amount
time since the tournament was founded in
has turned into one of the top amateur events
west coast, drawing top collegiate and mid-am
to the Monterey Peninsula. Open to amateur
with an official and verified handicap index not
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