Cook Wins 19th NCGA Valley Amateur Title by 1 Stroke Over Cohn, Wagner

Kevin Cook of Clovis captured the 19th Northern California Golf Association Valley Amateur Championship by one stroke over Matt Cohn of San Francisco and Garett Wagner of Brentwood at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.

Cook (pictured, center) made an eagle on the sixth hole and put away the title with birdies on three of the last five holes in the final round to finish with a score of 70-67—137, 7-under-par, while Cohn totaled 69-69—138 and Wagner wound up at 66-72—138.

Daniel Covrig of Modesto was fourth at 65-74—139, followed by Mike Perchak of Alamo at 70-70—140, Keelan Cole of Santa Rosa at 71-71—142, and Nick Moore of Seaside, who won this title in 2013, 2015 and 2016, at 72-71—143.

Brett Viboch of Moraga shot 73-71—144 to tie for eighth with Kevin Horan of Sacramento, who wound up at 72-72—144, and Michael Pavao of Clovis, who came in at 71-73—144.

John Jaramillo of Granite Bay made a par on the first playoff hole to turn back Charles Richesin of Lodi and claim the Senior Division title.

Jaramillo, who pulled even with two late birdies in the final round, posted a score of 71-71—142, while Richesin, who had two bogeys on the back nine after holding the lead, finished at 69-73—142.

Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale, who won the Senior title in 2008 and 2011, carded a score of 70-74—144 to tie for third with Ken Noonan of Pacific Grove, who finished at 72-72—144, and Thomas Ansbro of Morgan Hill, who wound up at 71-73—144.

Brady Donoghue of Folsom shot 73-72—145 to tie for sixth with Lawrence Oneill of South San Francisco, who totaled 71-74—145, Tony Ralph of Sunnyvale, who also wound up at 71-74—145, and Casey Boyns of Monterey, whose score also was 71-74—135.

Jeff Weiss of Roseville posted a score of 74-72—146 to tie for 10th with Philip Yim of Petaluma, who shot 75-71—146, Tony Padilla of Sacramento, who finished at 73-73, James Sewell of Cameron Park, who wound up at 72-74—146, and first-round leader Mike Staskus of Los Gatos, who came in at 68-78—146.

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