Forest Wins Wine Country Cup by 2 Shots

Beau Forest of Redding rallied in the final round to win the Amateur Wine Country Cup by two strokes over Daniel Connolly of San Francisco and Matthew Hatter of Redding at StoneTree Golf Club in Novato.

Forest, who played at the University of Pacific and also won the 2016 Tracy City Amateur Championship, posted a score of 79-71—152, 8-over-par, while Connolly finished at 87-72—159, and Hatter wound up at 81-78—159.

“I’m really happy with a win,” said Forest, who took control by playing the 11th and 12th holes in birdie-eagle. “Those two holes and four steady pars through the rough stretch of 13 through 16 really relaxed me.”

Aram Berberian of Stockton shot 85-75—160 to tie for fifth with Anton Ouyang of San Jose, who totaled 82-78—160, and Thomas Tatum of San Francisco, who came in a 76-84—160.

Clayton Farris of Sebastopol carded a score of 73-79—162 to tie for ninth with Luis Terraza of Santa Rosa, who finished at 82-80—162, while Neil Summers of Palo Alto was 10th at 83-81—164.

Daniel O’Connor of San Francisco claimed the Senior Division title with a score of 78-71—149, while Jim Williams of Orinda shot 78-75—153 to tie for second with Michael Murphy of Folsom, who totaled 76-77—153.

“I just putted really well both days,” said O’Connor, who also captured the 2020 AGC Silicon Valley Amateur Championship. “These greens can be just slightly slanted the opposite of what you first think. And you’ve got to putt at die speed.”

Ryan Snow of Sonoma was fourth at 78-78—156, followed by Nicholas Bock of Tustin at 83-74—157, Craig Keeger of Sonoma at 87-72—159 and Les Mitsuoka of Rohnert Park at 80-80—160.

Richard Ramsay of Santa Rosa shot 81-80—161 to tie for ninth with Neil Cohn of Alamo at 78-83—161, while Michael Staskus of Los Altos was 10th at 80-82—162.

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