Life Father Like Son, Sutherland Wins 57th Sacramento County Amateur

Matthew Sutherland of Carmichael made a five-foot birdie on the final hole to win the 57th Annual Sacramento County Men’s Championship by one stroke over Sam Sommerhauser of Rocklin and Taylor Knoll of Rancho Cordova at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course in Sacramento.

Sutherland (pictured with his father, David Sullivan) claimed the title that his father won in 1984.

The 19-year-old Sutherland, a sophomore at Fresno State, posted a score of 69-68—137, 7-under-par, while Sommerhauser, a sophomore at Arizona, finished at 69-69—138, and Knoll wound up at 68-70—138.

Knoll had a 25-foot eagle putt on the last hole to force a playoff but ran it just past the edge of the hole and tapped in for a birdie.   

Marc Engellenner of Rocklin, the reigning Sacramento City Men’s champion, shot 68-71—139 to tie for fourth with Michael Cliff of Fresno and Fresno State, who wound up at 68-71—139, while Amol Mahal of San Francisco totaled 70-71—141 to tie for sixth with Kevin Huff of El Dorado Hills, who finished at 69-72—141.

Andrew Warren of San Francisco posted a score of 71-71—142, to tie for eighth with Beau Forest of Redding, who wound up at 70-72—142, and William Brueckner of Walnut Creek, who came in at 69-73—142.

Juan Gonzalez, who won the tournament the last two years, shot 74-78—152 and tied for 46th.

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