Fresno City Amateur Championship
May 25-27, 2013
FRESNO – Fresno native Pace Johnson added to his impressive tournament resume with his third win in an NCGA-sanctioned point event for the 2013 season. His win at Fresno City Amateur adds to his wins in the Palo Alto City and Alameda Commuters, giving him three wins worth 150-plus points each. Johnson’s win puts him near the top of the NCGA Player of Year race giving him 550 total points.
Johnson scored a 54-hole total of 209, seven-under par at Riverside GC, edging out a trio of players one shot back. The senior at Cal-Berkley, who opened with an even-par 72, really stepped it up in his final two rounds scoring a three-under 69 on Sunday and a four-under par 68 on Monday’s final round.
At 210, six-under par for a three-way tie for second place were Jeff Hoffman, Rob Damschen and Jack Mulroy. Hoffman of Folsom had his best golf the second day carding a four-under 68, sandwiching that between 71s on his first and final day. Damschen of Fresno opened up the tournament alone in second place with a first round three-under 69, but got progressively worse following with rounds of 70 and 71. Mulroy, also of Fresno, struggled to a 74 in the first round, but finished strong the final two days with rounds of 67 and 69.
Finishing alone in fifth place was Clovis native and SMU freshman Bryson DeChambeau at 213, three-under par with rounds of 70, 71 and 72. Solo sixth place went to Paul Smith of Turlock with a 54-hole total of 214, two-under par. Tied for seventh place at 215, one-under par were 2012 NCGA Valley Amateur Champion Danny Paniccia and Trevor Clayton. Rounding out the top 10 in a three-way tie for ninth at even-par 216 were Matt Fagundes, Nathan Jessup and Blake Ahlin.