Santa Clara County: Briones & Vanier take titles
Carlos Briones
Carlos Briones

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 3, 2012) -- Carlos Briones edged Justin Suh by a stroke to take the 2012 Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship. Suh (72-67-71--210) lead by 3 shots going into final round, but a brilliant 67 by Briones (71-71- 67--209) gave him the title.

In the Senior Division, Gary Vanier (73-69--142) came from 5 strokes back and posted a final round 69 to defeat Jim Knoll (68-78--146).

Results: Santa Clara County
1CACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA7571-71-67--209
T2CAJustin SuhSan Jose, CA5072-67-71--210
T2CAJay MyersSaratoga, CA5072-69-69--210
4CARobert SalomonPortola Valley, CA2576-66-71--213
5CanadaScott LoweCanada2572-70-72--214

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Wonder what it takes to get a tournament named after you? The Santa Clara County Championship couldn't very well be named after anyone else than famed California amateur golfer Ernie Pieper, who won the tournament 15 times in 6 different decades of his life from the teens to the 60's. Top that!

54-hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes. 36 holes of stroke play for seniors and super seniors.

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