2013 Pacific Coast Amateur
West Vancouver, British Columbia (Pacific Coast Golf Association)—Tyler Raber, a Presidential Invitee from El Macero, California, leads the field at the 47th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship by three strokes at the par 70 6,706 yard Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Raber, the 170th player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking and 2012 Trans-Mississippi champion, narrowly missed tying the competitive course record set in 2003 by a single stroke, posting a blazing seven-under-par 63 on the difficult Stanley Thompson design in perfect golfing conditions.
Raber started off his round steady, posting birdies on the 3rd, 7th and 8th holes to make the turn at three-under-par 33 before igniting for five birdies and a lone bogey on his inward half. His 18-hole line of 33-30 was good enough for a -7 total, leaving him three strokes ahead of his native Californian Mac McClung of Fremont.
McClung, a recent graduate of St Mary’s College and a two-time WCC 1st Team All-Conference athlete (2012, 2013), posted a bogey-free round of four-under-par 66. His front half featured back-to-back birdies on holes three and four and again on holes six and seven to get him through the turn at an impressive four-under-par 32. McClung would make nothing but pars on his way in, allowing himself to sit comfortably in second place heading into the second round of the championship.
Arizona’s players had mixed success with the opening day. Adam Walicki finished tied for 9th with an opening round 69. Cody McManus from Phoenix shot a 76 and Alex Vetnar from Glendale shot a 85. They are currently tied for 9th in the Morse Cup team portion of the championship.