Gregor Main leads AGC Silicon Valley

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2010) -- Last year, Gregor Main and John Murphy ended the Silicon Valley Amateur tied, and continued that way despite several holes of sudden death. When darkness set in, the players were declared co-champions.

It was probably the best finish in amateurgolf.com history - Murphy was three strokes back and holed an 8-iron from 160 yards to get into the playoff.

Murphy is not in the field this year (his brother Brian, a Cal Freshman is playing however) but Main, a UCLA standout from Danville, continued right where he left off in 2009 with a first round 66. Cal player Stephen Hale is one shot back in a field that is so strong (with four colleges having multiple players entered) that seven players shot under 70.

In the Senior Division, Neil Duffy of Santa Cruz continued his solid play -- he was runner up at the Christmas Classic in December -- his 68 gives him a three stroke lead over Fresno area Veterinarian Greg Saiki. Kevin Smith (Martinez) and Andrew Hickson (Vacaville) top the Net board at 71.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Play on Sunday is an 8:30am shotgun in order to give us the best chance to beat the storms that are moving into the area.

Results: AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
1CAGregor MainDanville, CA10066-74=140*
2CAMichael WeaverFresno, CA6568-72=140
3CAStephen HaleBakersfield, CA3067-74=141
4CAJeff HammDanville, CA3068-74=142
T5CAKyle CandlishRancho Murieta, CA3070-74=144

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ABOUT THE AGC Silicon Valley Amateur

The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first AmateurGolf.com tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over 4 years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

2021 marked the announcement of Baylands Golf Links as the tournament's new host venue. And wow, did players enjoy it. It's location in Palo Alto is fitting -- as the original garage where Hewlett Packard was founded is located there, and today's biggest tech companies dot the area map like the Canadian Geese on the fairways and wetlands near Baylands in the winter. Like Corica Park in Alameda, Baylands was recently completely redesigned as a new course from the dirt up, under the hand of architect Forrest Richardson, and the results are stunning.

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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