Jin Wins Coronado City Am With Playoff Birdie

Zihao Jin of San Diego made a birdie on the third playoff hole to turn back Gabriel DeCasas of Chula Vista and win the Coronado City Amateur Championship at Coronado Golf Course.

Jin, a native of Beijing, China, who is a senior at San Diego State, posted a score of 68-73—141, 3-under-par, while DeCasas, who plays at Ave Maria University in Florida, finished at 70-71—141.

Youssef Guezzale of San Diego shot 68-75—143 to tie for third with Amadeo Figus of Italy, who wound up at 69-74—143. Guezzale and Figus are teammates of Jin for the Aztecs.

Michael Behr of San Diego was fifth at 72-72—144, while Mark Williams, the 2018 Coronado champion, totaled 75-70—145 to tie for sixth with Trevor McNary of Whittier, who finished at 70-75—145, and Joey Moore of Billings, Mont., who wound up at 76-69—145.

Defending champion Jack Townsend carded a score of 74-72—146 to tie for ninth with Shea Lague of Jamul, who came in at 72-74—146.

Ken Kubis of San Diego won the Senior Division on the first hole of a playoff with John Hoffman, also of San Diego, who lost in extra holes for the second straight year after claiming the Senior title in 2018.

Kubis, who finished at 68-80—148, blew a seven-stroke lead in the second round before holding on to win in the playoff, while Hoffman finished at 75-73—148.

Tony Ralph of Sunnyvale was third at 76-73—149, while Dave Slingsby of San Clemente shot 75-76—151 to tie for fourth with Gary Barker of Laguna Nigel, who finished at 80-71—151.

Jon Reilly of San Diego totaled 77-76—153 to tie for sixth with Curtis Worley of Coronado, who wound up at 78-75—153, while Joe Pieper of San Diego shot 76-80—156 to tie for eighth with Greg Edwards of Napa, who came in at 78-78—156, while Chris Berra of Laguna Woods was 10th at 78-80—158.

For complete results, visit https://www.golfcoronado.com/images/2020_City_Am_Round_2_Scores.pdf

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