Pena wins AmateurGolf.com title in playoff

Daniel Pena of Modesto made par on the first playoff hole to defeat Daniel Connolly of San Francisco and win the AmateurGolf.com Tour Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Carmel.

Pena, a freshman at University of the Pacific, and Connolly, a freshman at SMU, both finished at 70-72–142 and went to extra holes after Connolly sank a 15-foot eagle putt on the final hole of regulation.

However, Connolly, the 2016 San Francisco City champion, drove into a fairway bunker on the playoff hole en route to a double-bogey 6, allowing Pena to win with a two-putt par.

Ryan Grauman, a high school junior from Alamo, finished third at 72-72–144, followed by Ryan Knop of Pleasanton, who wound up at 72-73–145, while Christian Banke of Danville shot 73-73–146 to tie for fifth with Finigan Tilly of San Carlos, who came in at 74-72–146.

Ryan Han of Davis carded a score of 70-77–147 to tie for seventh with Blake Hathcoat of Fresno, who totaled 71-76–177, and Nicolas Nova of South San Francisco, who finished at 69-78–147.

Riley Elmes of Lake Oswego, Ore., shot 73-76–149 to tie for 10th with Clayton Madey of West Lynn, Ore., who wound up at 72-77–149.

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