Tebelman Beats Reddy and Cahillane in Playoff at 66th Oceanside City Amateur

James Tebelman of Oceanside needed a playoff, but he captured his hometown event.

The 36-year-old Tebelman turned back Keegan Reddy of San Diego and Kevin Cahillane of Encinitas on what wound up to be three extra holes in the 66h Oceanside City Amateur Championship at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course.

“I’ve been playing in this tournament for several years now and it’s great to finally win it,” said Tebelman, whose previous victory came in a tournament on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour in 2011. “I gave up competitive golf for a while a few years ago, but now I’m starting to get the feel back.

“I was three strokes ahead after the first round and when I went home my two young sons asked me where the trophy was, and I told them we still had one more round to play, so they weren’t very impressed.

“It was great to have them there with me to celebrate winning with the trophy after I finished fourth last year.”

Tebelman sank a 3½-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole and was the winner when Reddy’s three-foot birdie putt lipped out.

Cahillane dropped out of the playoff with a bogey on the first extra hole as Tebelman and Reddy both made par before both making par on the second playoff hole.

Tebelman posted a score of 68-75—143, one-under-par, while Reddy finished at 73-70—143, and Cahillane wound up at 71-72—143.

Defending champion Grant Martens of San Diego was fourth at 72-72—144, followed by Alfred Chow of Yorba Linda at 72-23—145, Tyler Schmuckle of Palomar at 74-72—146, while Max Angard of Encino shot 76-71—147 to tie for seventh with Yuki Bannai of San Juan Capistrano, who totaled 74-73—147.

Ian Shawhan of Orange was ninth at 71-76—147, followed by Stephen Dopkins of Claremont at 73-75—148.

For complete results, visit https://s4n2h8s8.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023-OGC-City-AM-Final-Results.pdf

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