Block earns spot in Genesis Open at Riviera

Michael Block, head pro at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo shot 2-under-par 69 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana in the Club Car Aggregate Series and earned an exemption into the Genesis Open on the PGA Tour next week at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.

Block, who won the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, will play in his ninth PGA Tour event, including three majors. He made the cut at Riviera in 2013 before finishing 76th.

Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma finished second at El Caballero with a score of 71, followed by Paul Holtby of Golf Development Complex in Moorpark at 73.

Scott Miller of North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks totaled 74 to tie for fourth with Vinnie Poncino of San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, Alan Scheer of Steele Canyon Golf Course in Jamul and Steve Holmes of Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village.

Jamie Puterbaugh of Aviara Golf Academy in Carlsbad carded a score of 75 to tie for eighth with Andrew Larkin, assistant golf coach at UCLA, Brett Mormann of El Caballero and Rick Garboski of Golf Development Complex.

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