Corey Pereira continues summer roll with State Fair win

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 1, 2014) — As in years before, there is never a lack of drama on the final day of the California State Fair Championship. And that drama played out until the last hole of the 90th playing of the event at the Alister Mackenzie-designed Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Corey Pereira, of Cameron Park, Calif., took the title after shooting a solid five-under-par 67 today posting a 16 under-par tournament total of 200.

Pereira started the day one stroke back of the two-day leader, Jonathan De Los Reyes, who sat at 132 after a pair of 66’s. Pereira, a sophomore at University of Washington, had a strong start with birdies at 1, 4, and 5. De Los Reyes, a junior at Saint Mary’s College, had his own birdies at 1 and 6 leaving the two tied at 14-under-par after the first six holes. The two continued matching pars until the 14th hole.

“That was a turning point at 14 as I over shot the green by 30 yards,” Pereira said. “I got it to 6 or 7 feet and made the putt for par, but Jonathan made bogey after three-putting.”

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