Mapes Tops Gilligan by 1 in Silverado Am

Parker Mapes of Pleasanton made a bogey on the final hole, but held on for the biggest victory of his career by one stroke in the Silverado Amateur Championship on the North Course at Silverado Country Club and Resort in Napa.

Mapes finished with a score of 67-70-69—206, 10-under-par, and held off Ian Gilligan of Reno, Nev., and Long Beach State, who finished at 68-69-70—207, while Max Brenchley of Alpine, Utah, and BYU, the 36-hole leader, was third at 67-69-73—209, followed by Michael Carrillo of Chualar, who finished at 73-69-71—213.

“It feels really good,” said Mapes, a sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who also won the Castro Valley Junior Championship and the Tokay Junior Championship in 2020. “This is definitely my biggest win. I haven’t gotten one in a while.

“It’s a big amateur, a good field. It’s huge, definitely a big boost for my confidence moving forward into the college season, with fall starting. I’m excited for the season. I’ve just got to keep this momentum going.

“It kept my confidence there, even late in the round. It was just simple. I was making things easy for myself, up until the last hole, and wasn’t really giving anything back. I wasn’t really letting up. I was just hitting fairways and greens, and either making the putt or two-putting.

“I was in the fairway center of 18. And the goal for me was just lay up on the right side and have a little chip in the alleyway there. But I guess I had a little bit of adrenaline. When I missed greens, my chipping was on point too. I was making putts. Everything was working for me. Everything was going my way. Not too many bad breaks.”

Ryan Firpo of Davis shot 71-71-72—214 to tie for fifth with Jeewon Park of South Korea, who wound up at 73-72-69—214,       and Jolo Magcalayo of the Philippines, who wound up at 72-69-73—214.

Riley Bell of Yuba City was eighth at 69-76-70—215, while Tyler See of Goleta totaled 68-75-73—216 to tie for ninth with Chaz Aurillia of Phoenix, Ariz., who came in at 75-73-68—216.

The Silverado Amateur is part of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series.

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