Savage Takes Second at Pacific Coast Amateur Championship
Aug. 8, 2006
San Francisco, Calif. - Senior Matt Savage shot a final round score of 1-under par 69 only to fall one stroke short of taking the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship title at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, August 1-4. His four round total of 286 +3 (69-76-72-69) left him one back of Patrick Nagle 285 +4 (70-73-69-73) from Pacifica, CA.
Savage's incredible finish almost didn't begin. Savage bogeyed three of the first five holes during his final round, but rallied on the front side making birdies on two of the last three holes.
'I felt that I was playing well in the beginning, but I wasn't getting the results. I tried to remain patient and a few birdies fell,' said Savage. He continued, 'I hit the fairways, kept the ball below the hole and I putted really well'.
Savage's second place finish helped capped a great summer. His result at the Olympic Club tied his summer's best, which was a second place finish in the stroke portion of the North-South Amateur earlier this summer.
Savage's great final round complimented his great opening round. Savage opened the tournament firing a 2-under par 69 to share the first round lead.
Other Stanford notables:
Senior Zach Miller finished the Pacific Coast Amateur at (T18) 292 +10 (71-73-71-77) and incoming freshman Joseph Bramlett completed the tournament at (T36) 296 +14 (71-74-76-75).