McDermott Captures Grapevine Amateur by 1 Shot Over Davis, McDowell

Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay won the Grapevine Amateur by one stroke over Trey Davis of Plumas Lake and Davis McDowell of San Rafael on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

The left-handed McDermott, a freshman at the University of Colorado, made a birdie on the 16th hole in the final round that proved to be the difference as he posted a score of 68-75-71—214, 2-under-par.

McDermott’s previous victory came in the 2020 Memorial Amateur Championship at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course in Carmichael.

Davis, a junior at the University of Nevada in Reno, had two late birdies but came up just short at 70-74-71—215, while McDowell, a freshman at UC San Diego, birdied three of the last four holes to also finish one stroke sky at 71-73-71—215.

Griffin Rhodes of Huntington Beach shot 73-75-69—217 to tie for fourth with Brendan Gonzalez of Orange, who totaled 75-71-71—217, Shane French of San Diego, who also wound up at 75-71-71—217, and Jaden Cantafio of Orange, who wound up at 72-73-72—217.

Mark Stephens of Davis carded a score of 73-74-71—218 to tie for eighth with Kelvin Si of Macau, who also finished at 73-74-71—218, while Marc Engellenner of Rocklin shot 74-76-69—219 to tie for 10th with Phillip Kench of Del Mar, who wound up at 75-73-71—219, and Lincoln Belcher of Burbank, who came in at 75-71-73—219.

The Grapevine is the third event in the 2021-22 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series.

Gabriel Salvanera of San Tan Valley, Ariz., won the Desert Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., and Ryan Voois of Ladera Ranch captured the Agave Amateur at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio.

The next event in the Troon Saguaro Series will be the Saguaro Amateur Championship at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club-Maricopa, Ariz., on Jan. 3-5.

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