Connolly Takes NCGA Am Stroke Play Championship for the Second Time

Daniel Connolly of San Francisco captured the Northern California Golf Association Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the second time, but for him it was a long time coming.

The 24-year-old Connolly shot 4-under 67 after being tied for the lead at the start of the final round and beat Kevin Huff of El Dorado Hills by four strokes at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Connolly, whose last victory came in the 2017 NCGA Stroke Play Am, started bogey-double bogey in the opening round, but was nearly flawless the rest of the way.

“It feels really good to get another win; it’s been a while,” said Connolly, who played college golf at SMU. “I felt the competitive juices going again over the last few holes. Other than that two-hole start, I played really solid each day. On my approach shots, I was really dialed in. Overall, I just played some really good golf through and through.”

Connolly posted a score of 68-69-67—204, 9-under, while Huff finished at 69-70-69—208, Marc Engellenner of Rocklin was third at 69-68-72—209, and Robert Funk of Canyon Lake totaled 74-70-67—211 to tie for fourth with Mikey Slesinski of Fremont, who wound up at 68-72-71—211.  

Philip Rowe of San Luis Obispo carded a score of 72-74-66—212 to tie for sixth with Yash Majmudar of Singapore, who finished at 71-71-70—212, while Richard Yai of Fremont shot 70-74-71—215 to tie for eighth with Dylan VanderVeer of El Dorado Hills, who wound up at 72-71-72—215.  

Domingo Jojola of San Francisco posted a score of 73-72-71—216 to tie for 10th with Max Holm of Walnut Creek, who totaled 75-69-72—216, A.J. Fitzgerald of Salinas, who finished at 70-71-75—216, A.J. Fitzgerald of Salinas, who wound up at 70-71-75—216, and Zachary Solomon of Carmichael, who came in at 69-70-77—216.  

Former winners of the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship include Johnny Miller, George Archer, Ken Venturi, John Lotz, Jim Wiechers, E. Harvie Ward, Tal Smith, Verne Callison, Casey Boyns, Eli Bariteau, Rick Reinsberg, Robby Salomon, Jack Bariteau, Steve Opperman, Ernie Pieper and Bobby Bucey.   For complete results, visit  https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2798756
Connolly posted a score of 68-69-67—204, 9-under, while Huff finished at 69-70-69—208, Marc Engellenner of Rocklin was third at 69-68-72—209, and Robert Funk of Canyon Lake totaled 74-70-67—211 to tie for fourth with Mikey Slesinski of Fremont, who wound up at 68-72-71—211.  

Philip Rowe of San Luis Obispo carded a score of 72-74-66—212 to tie for sixth with Yash Majmudar of Singapore, who finished at 71-71-70—212, while Richard Yai of Fremont shot 70-74-71—215 to tie for eighth with Dylan VanderVeer of El Dorado Hills, who wound up at 72-71-72—215.  

Domingo Jojola of San Francisco posted a score of 73-72-71—216 to tie for 10th with Max Holm of Walnut Creek, who totaled 75-69-72—216, A.J. Fitzgerald of Salinas, who finished at 70-71-75—216, A.J. Fitzgerald of Salinas, who wound up at 70-71-75—216, and Zachary Solomon of Carmichael, who came in at 69-70-77—216.  

Former winners of the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship include Johnny Miller, George Archer, Ken Venturi, John Lotz, Jim Wiechers, E. Harvie Ward, Tal Smith, Verne Callison, Casey Boyns, Eli Bariteau, Rick Reinsberg, Robby Salomon, Jack Bariteau, Steve Opperman, Ernie Pieper and Bobby Bucey.  

For complete results, visit  https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2798756    

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