News from Round One
Quade Cummins of Oklahoma City, Okla. shot a 5-under-par 66 to take the lead after two rounds at the 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
Entering the day one shot off the lead at 4-under, Cummins made five birdies against zero bogeys to move to 9-under-par for the Championship.
“I just kept missing it in the right spots,” said Cummins. “I think I only missed one green and I took care of the par 5s and the easy par 4s.”
Cummins was paired with Round One co-leader Blake Windred of Australia, who fired a bogey-free round of his own right, getting around the course in 68. Windred sits one off the lead at 8-under-par overall.
Chris Crisologo of British Columbia followed up yesterday’s round of 66 with a 2-under 69 today. He sits at 7-under overall, just two off the lead.
The round of the day went to Thomas Hutchison of San Jose, Calif., who shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to move to 8-under-par overall and in a tie for second.
“I made mistakes, but didn’t do anything stupid,” said Hutchison. “I tried to play steady and once I got it going, I kept it going.”
Hutchison’s round of 64 is the low round of the tournament thus far.
In the team competition, the trio from the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) captured the Morse Cup with a two-day team total of 13-under par. Team members Thomas Hutchison, Isaiah Salinda and Christian Banke became the first NCGA team to win the title since 2015.
The team from the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) finished in second place, followed by team British Columbia Golf in third place.
The Morse Cup team competition takes place concurrently during the first two days of the 72-hole Pacific Coast Amateur. There are 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations that comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association, and each golf association selects three players to represent them in this team competition. Two of the top three scores from each team in Rounds one and two count for the Morse Cup portion of the event.
Team NCGA celebrating its Morse Cup win at the Pacific Coast Amateur pic.twitter.com/KauILfkQGI
— NCGA (@ncga1901) July 24, 2019
- Players in the top-four of the leaderboard come from three different countries, the United States, Australia and Canada.
- Three players from the University of Oklahoma, Cummins, Riley Casey of Abilene, Tex. and Logan McAllister of Oklahoma City, Okla. all sit inside the top 10.
- 31 out of the 82 players in the field shot under-par in Round Two.
Round two gets underway tomorrow (Thursday) morning, July 25 at the Championship Course at the University of New Mexico. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. local time.