AGC Silicon Valley Am: It's Tyler Raber by 5
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Jan 13, 2013) - The Silicon Valley Amateur, which traditionally draws a field heavy on college players, is likely one of amateurgolf.com's toughest to win.

True to form, this year the top player was a college standout, UC Davis senior and American Studies Tyler Raber.

The El Macero Country Club member, was very solid with two birdies and no bogeys over the former Champions Tour host "Tournament Course" at Coyote Creek in bitter cold conditions. Saturday's 70, with 6 birdies and 4 bogeys was a bit of a roller coaster, but today, his longest par putt was a 9-footer on the 14th hole.

Shotaro Ban from Cal posted 145 to take solo 2nd. Mac Marr, the Australian recruit at St. Mary's shot 147 for 3rd. Ban and Marr only got spots in the field by waiting for no- show players on Saturday and their patience paid off.

Dan Bieber, defended his Senior Division championship with a 7-shot win over Ron Johnson and Mark Miller. Mike Parnow finished 4th.

The women's winner, Emily Childs, was pleased to end her amateur career in style before turning pro. Childs shot 152 to beat her sister by 5 shots. Lots of thanks to the Cal women for showing great support for women's golf!

The Net winner from Turlock, Charles Balisha shot 152 to edge local Scott Carrelli by three. Both are strong supporters of amateurgolf.com tournaments.

Results: AGC Silicon Valley Amateur
1CATyler RaberEl Macero, CA10070-70=140
2CAShotaro BanSan Jose, CA6570-75=145
T3CAMac MarrMoraga, CA3072-76=148
T3CACorey ShaunEncinitas, CA3072-76=148
T5CASteven KearneyCarlsbad, CA3071-78=149

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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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