Nipomo Amateur: Baron Szeto, Nicola Kaminsi win the titles
07 Jan 2024
by Amit Pandey of

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Baron Szeto (Cal Poly Athletics photo)
Baron Szeto (Cal Poly Athletics photo)

Baron Szeto, a junior at Cal Poly, and Nicola Kaminski from Fresno State clinched individual titles for men and women at the Nipomo Amateur at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, Calif.

Szeto secured the title by shooting a total score of 7-under 206, with rounds of 66-71-69, winning by a one-shot margin over Zach Mate, a sophomore at Sacramento State who finished at 6-under par. Mate carded rounds of 65-72-70, earning a runner-up finish in the tournament.

Parker Mapes, Szeto’s teammate at Cal Poly, carded rounds of 71-68-70 to finish third at 4-under par.

The men's section saw participation from over 110 golfers, with only 35 successfully advancing through the 36-hole cut, marking it as the largest field in the tournament's history.

In the women’s section, Nicola Kaminski, a junior at Fresno State, clinched the title after shooting a total score of 2-over 215, with rounds of 71-72-72, winning by a four-shot margin over Jensen Jalufka, a redshirt junior at Cal Poly who finished at 6-over par. Jalufka carded rounds of 75-73-71, earning a runner-up finish in the tournament.

Results: Nipomo Amateur
1CABaron SzetoMoraga, CA10066-71-69=206
2CAZach MateElk Grove, CA6565-72-70=207
3CAParker MapesPleasanton, CA3071-68-70=209
4CAFrancis CatalanoCamarillo, CA3070-67-73=210
T5CAJames WatneyClovis, CA3073-69-69=211

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ABOUT THE Nipomo Amateur

Word has spread beyond the Central Coast out about the fantastic Monarch Dunes Golf Links. And now this Damian Pascuzzo & Steve Pate design, with it's links styling has a place on the California tournament calendar.

This stroke play championship has a Championship flight and a Women's Championship that was introduced in 2024.

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