Jack Avrit of Arroyo Grande came from three strokes behind in the final round to win the Nipomo Men’s Amateur Championship by three strokes over Luke Montoya, also of Arroyo Grande, at Monarch Dunes Golf Club in Nipomo.
Avrit, a senior at the University of Santa Clara, posted a score of 71-67—138, 4-under-par, making three birdies on the first eight holes and one more at No. 13 in a bogey-free second round while playing on his home course.
Avrit’s brother, Owen, won this title in 2020.
Montoya, who attends Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo, totaled 73-68—141, while Baron Szeto of Moraga, a freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was third at 73-69—142.
First-round leader Jeff McNeil of Nipomo, who plays for the New York Mets, finished at 68-75—143 to tie for fourth with Joey Zambri of Camarillo, who wound up at 76-67—143, and Luke Adam of Santa Maria, who totaled 70-73—143.
Teddy Schrier of Atwater carded a score of 75-69—144, to tie for seventh with Brian Arnold of San Marino, who shot 70-74—144, while Blake McGovern of Newbury Park finished at 74-71—145 to tie for ninth with Leonardo Vieira of San Leandro, who came in at 72-73—145.
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