Williams Wins Inland Empire Am by 3

Jake Williams of Temecula captured the 27th Inland Empire Amateur Championship by three strokes over four other golfers at Bear Creek Golf Club www.bearcreekgc.com in Murrieta.

The first two rounds were played at Oak Valley Golf Course www.oakvalleygolf.com in Beaumont and Goose Greek Golf Club www.goosecreekgc.com in Mira Loma.

Williams, who played college golf at Cal State San Marcos, posted a score of 68-72-72—212, 4-under-par, collecting six birdies in the final round to overcome four bogeys and a double-bogey 6 on the ninth hole. He was the only player to finish the 54 holes under par.

Taewoo Yu of Murrieta shot 71-72-72—215 to tie for second with Taehoon Song of Buena Park, who finished at 69-72-74—215, Tongun Lako LoSarah of Upland, who totaled 71-69-75—215, and Forbes Collins II of Lake Forest, who wound up at 69-66-80—215.

Matt Gunson of Irvine posted a score of 70-71-75—216 to tie for sixth with Jack Rahon of Orange, who finished at 71-71-74—216, while Tim Snyder of Thousand Oaks shot 72-74-71—217 to tie for eighth with Jared Berlin of Los Angeles, who wound up at 71-71-74—216.

Yihao “Sam” He of Riverside recorded a score of 74-73-71—218 to tie for 10th with Cameron Lee of Tustin, who finished at 69-75-74—218, Nicholas Pham of Huntington Beach, who totaled 71-72-75—218, Scott Bair of Irvine, who wound up at 69-73-76—218, and Grant Martens of San Diego, who came in at 71-69-78—218.

Iain Maconald of Fullerton won the Senior Division by seven strokes, finishing at 72-69-72—213, while Mike Moore of Lake Elsinore was second 70-75-75—220, Len Komar of Tustin at 75-74-76—225, Tom Norys of Riverside at 76-77-73—226 and David Ober of Riverside at 73-74-81—228.

Rodrigo Quintero of Newport Beach was sixth at 71-75-84—229, followed by Brock Lynch of Victorville at 77-76-77—230, Ric Slagle of Riverside at 75-68-88—231, John Daly of Anaheim at 75-78-80—233 and Mike Delahanty of Wildomar at 74-82-79—235.

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