Costas Panay Wins 2020 Silverado Amateur
NAPA, Calif. – Tied with Cameron Henry for first place with just two holes to play, redshirt freshman Costas Panay clinched the 2020 Silverado Amateur individual title on Thursday afternoon with a birdie on 17.
After finishing the first 36 holes at Silverado Golf Club tied for sixth and three strokes back of the leader, Panay knew he had a chance to close the gap with a big final round. He delivered just that, starting off the day with a pair of birdies in his first four holes. However, he was just getting warmed up as, despite recording bogeys on holes six and eight, he went on to birdie half of his final 10 holes. Panay's seven birdies in the round helped him produce a score of 67 (-5) in the final round and he finished with 208 (-8) strokes overall.
"It feels amazing," said Panay on winning the tournament. "To play golf at a high level, my teammates and I all have to put in an incredible amount of hard work, and it's really nice to see it pay off! It feels both humbling and energizing. My focus today was on my mental game. I have been working hard on it, and while I felt pressure, I was able to fight it off."
"Congrats to Costas on his great performance this week," said Alex and Marie Shipman Director of Men's Golf Walter Chun. "We're proud of him for investing so much time into his game to get to this moment. The win is very well deserved and we look forward to his contributions this year."
Panay completed his redshirt season last year and will be back as a redshirt freshman in 2020-2021.
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