Randy Haag comes from behind to capture AGC Diablo Valley Amateur
11 Mar 2012
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Shadow Lakes Golf Course

-- photo AGC staff
-- photo AGC staff

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (Mar. 11, 2012) -- Randy Haag added another amateurgolf.com victory to his long list. After an early departure in his second round of match play last weekend at the San Francisco City, Haag set his sights on the Diablo Valley Amateur. Coming from 6 strokes back after an opening round 75 at the Shadow Lakes Golf Course, Haag fired a second round 66 to edge out Austin Roberts of Carmichael by one stroke.

Haag finished up at 1-under par 141 for the tournament. In today’s round he made 5 birdies, 3 straight on holes 7, 8 and 9 and one bogey on the front nine alone for a 32. He followed it up with 2 more birdies and one bogey on the back side for a 34. Throw in a couple of missed 3 and 4 footers for birdie you can see why Haag said,

”I hit it VERY solid all day."

First round leader Jaskaran (Josh) Sihota, a senior at Deer Valley High in Antioch, followed his opening round 69 with a 74 and tournament total 143. Sihota didn't know it but he was leading by one stepping onto the 18th tee. He struggled to a triple bogey 8 after a wayward drive to the right and then a lay-up he hit in the hazard. He finished two strokes back in third alone.

Local farorite Mark Miller of Antioch took the senior title at 150 (79-71) by two over Ron Johnson of Walnut Creek. Johnson finished in second with a 152 (76-76.) Miller’s round included 3 birdies and two 3-putt bogeys. Terry Foreman of Antioch took third with at 156 (80-76.)

The net flight was won by Antioch’s Brian Sweeney, a maintenance mechanic at Contra Costa Water District. Sweeney played very solid, hitting 11 fairways and 11 greens and carded a 141 (71-70) four ahead of second place finisher Vincent Steele of Concord who carded a 145 (76-69.)

ABOUT THE amateurgolf.com 2012 Diablo Valley Amateur

The Diablo Valley Amateur is played at both Shadow Lakes Golf Club and Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood. We always look forward to playing these two fantastic courses, located directly across the street from each other, and we have enjoyed watching this event grow into one of Northern California's premier weekend stroke play tournaments.

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