Corey Pereira – 2014 Pacific Coast Amateur Champion
Several very low scores have been the norm for this year’s championship!
It felt like a pro event when the champion, Corey Pereira carded a 19 under par 261 (70-62-62-67). In fact after shooting a 37 on the first nine holes, he went seven consecutive nines under par. Two days in a row he shot 62, which would have been a new course record except for the fact that U of A student Alex McMahon shot a 61 shortly before he turned in his scorecard.
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This year representing Arizona on the Morse Cup Team will be RJ Wood, Cody McManus and Marley Sweeney. Other Arizonans competing are Michael Anderson, George Cunningham, Nicolo Galletti, Tyler Kertson, Kolton Lapa, Trey Martin, Alex McMahon, Austin Quick, Alberto Sanchez and Adam Walicki.
81 elite amateur golfers from six countries started competition today at Pine Canyon in Flagstaff with hopes of raising the prestigious Ed Updegraff Trophy as Champion;15 Member Associations, represented by teams of 3, will compete over the first two days of competition for the annual Morse Cup Team Trophy.
Taking place concurrently with the first and second rounds will be the battle for the Morse Cup, a 36-hole stroke play team competition using predetermined rosters representing the 15 member Associations of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. The defending champions of the Morse Cup are the contingent from the Northern California Golf Association.
The Ed Updegraff Trophy is named after the longtime volunteer and standout amateur golfer who played on three Walker Cup teams (1963, 1965 & 1969), won the 1967 Pacific Coast Amateur title and was the 1999 Bob Jones Award recipient from the USGA.
ABOUT THE PACIFIC COAST AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Although its present history only dates from 1967, the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship’s roots make it one of the oldest amateur golf championships in American history. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio, April 24-27, 1901. Championships were held annually through 1911, all being conducted in California except for the 1909 championship, which was held at Seattle Golf Club in Washington. The Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club on August 10-12, 1967 with the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Oregon and Arizona golf associations participating. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association.
For more information visit www.pacificcoastamateur.com or follow on social media @pacificcoastam using #PACCoast
The Pine Canyon golf course and clubhouse are professionally managed by Troon Golf.
For media inquiries:Chris McGrath Media Director, Pacific Coast [email protected]