Mina and Grandranata in Final 32 at State Amateur Championship
June 24, 2009
DALY CITY, CA - Eric Mina and George Gandranata continue play today in the Round of 32 at the CGA California State Amateur on Lake Merced Golf Course, making the cut after Tuesday's conclusion of stroke play with Mina in a tie for 18th (70-73 - 143) at 1-over and Gandaranta in 23rd (74-70 - 144).
Mina, a rising junior from Fremont now seeded 14th, takes on No. 19 seed Grant Rapplye of Elk Grove as the tournament shifts to single-elimination match play today, while Grandranata, a 2009 graduate from Emeryville now seeded 23rd, tees off against No. 10 seed Scott Travers of Trabuco Canyon.
Each day's winners advance to the following day's round, with a champion crowned after Saturday's final round
Lake Merced Golf Course, redesigned in 1929 under the guidance of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and more recently in 1996 by Rees Jones, features par-72, 6,863-yards layout from the back tees. This championship marks the first time since its inception in 1912 that the State Amateur has been played in Northern California away from the Monterey Peninsula. The championship began at Del Monte GC, then shifted to Pebble Beach in 1919 and Monterey Peninsula Country Club in 2007.
Entry for spectators is free for this event at Lake Merced.