Engellener Wins AGC San Diego Am by Two Strokes Over Four Players

Marc Engellenner of Rocklin just keeps on winning.

Engellenner made two birdies down the stretch to capture the Amateur.Com San Diego Amateur by two strokes over Bryce Kvick of Carmichael, Tyler Schafer of Long Beach, Kyle Daugherty of Irvine and Matthew Moss of San Diego at San Diego Country in Chula Vista.

The 44-year-old Engellenner, who won the Sacramento City Championship, the Dixie Mid-Master Championship and the Tony Lema Amateur last year, birdied the 14th and 16th holes to record a final round score of 4-under-par 68.

“It’s so critical that you’re in the correct pocket of the green if you’re going to make any score less than par,” Engellenner said of San Diego Country Club’s challenging greens. “I ran into a new circle of friends that played more of the state-level championships, specifically Domingo Jojola, Brett Viboch and Bobby Bucey.

“Playing against those guys every week and every tournament really showed me where I’m weak, and so I spent the last 18 months comparing myself to some of the best players in Northern California. That’s really sharpening your swords against those guys.”

Engellenner, who also teamed with Domingo Jajola to win the 2021 Trans Mississippi Four-Ball Championship, posted a score of 75-68—143, 1-under, to beat Kvick, who shot 74-71—145, Schafer, who also finished at 74-71—145, Dougherty, who totaled 73-72—145, and Moss, who wound up at 72-73—145.

Jack Townsend of San Diego carded a score of 78-68—146 to tie for sixth with Davis McDowell of San Rafael, who finished at 73-73—146, Evan Peterson of Clovis, who wound up at 71-75—146, and Kyle Kinnane of Anaheim Hills, who came in at 70-76—146.

Matt Peterson of La Jolla and Adrian Soriano of Bonita both shot 73-75—148 to tie for 10th.

Dennis Martin of Los Angeles won the Senior Division with a score of 77-70—147, followed by Don Eklund of San Diego at 72-78—150, Jim Ream of Cerritos at 75-76—151, Steven McPherson of Hemet at 76-76—152, and Thomas Renli of Scottsdale, Ariz., at 75-81—156.

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