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'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 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 tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over four years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Multiple PGA Tour star and Morikawa's fellow 2023 USA Ryder Cup team member Max Homa also won the Silicon Valley Amateur in 2011.

For 2024, the tournament is moving to a new venue -- Stanford University Golf Course. Tournament players will relish competing at a course normally reserved for university students and faculty. Please note that we will play on Monday and Tuesday, and expect this event will fill very quickly.

Related: The road to PGA stardom for Homa and Morikawa went through the Silicon Valley Amateur


For players aged 16 and over who have a USGA or equivalent index of less than 5.5

For players age 50 and over (as of the tournament date) with a handicap index of less than 8.0. Note: Must be 55 and over for NCGA Senior Points.

MID-AM (subdivision of Championship)
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 six Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

SUPER SENIORS (subdivision of Senior)
For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger senior players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six players 65 or over, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

WOMEN (subdivision of Championship)
Will play in the Championship Division but from a shorter tee. If there are at least six women in the field, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

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