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Sacramento’s own Blake Abercrombie wins 2017 California State Fair

Sacramento native, Blake Abercrombie, was able to capitalize on his 36-hole lead and take victory at the California State Fair Amateur on Monday. The San Diego Aztec Senior posted a 2-under-par 70 to win by two strokes above Stanford Golfer Isaiah Salinda, playing incredibly clutch down the stretch. Related: Hometown Golfer Looks to Close at Cal State Fair…
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Ramiz Jamal Wins 2016 California State Fair Amateur

Huntington Beach native Ramiz Jamal captured the 92nd California State Fair by three shots on Labor Day Monday with a final round 66 played at the MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks. Jamal, a sophomore at UC Irvine, entered the final round at 7-under par one shot back of Ben Corfee, Bryan Wise, and Patrick…
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Clayton wins playoff for 2015 California State Men’s Amateur golf title

There’s no way a contender can know exactly where he stands in relation to the field at an amateur golf tournament. He can have an idea. He can know relative to his group. But there are no full-field scoreboards so, for the most part, it’s put the pedal to the metal and hope for the…
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Corey Pereira is the 90th California State Fair Champion

As in years before, there is never a lack of drama on the final day of the California State Fair Championship. And that drama played out until the last hole of the 90th playing of the event at the Alister Mackenzie-designed Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Corey Pereira, of Cameron Park, Calif., took the title after…
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Baylor grad Paladino wins State Fair men’s golf tournament

After 54 holes of the California State Fair Men’s Championship over the holiday weekend, all that had been decided was a Bear was going to win. That it was a Baylor Bear was more surprising than Sacramento Labor Day downpours. Cody Paladino, a Baylor graduate from Kensington, Conn., playing in the State Fair as an…
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Hagy leads Cal’s 1-2-3 finish in State Fair golf

A spectator who had set his chair left of the 17th fairway Monday at Haggin Oaks was surprised to see a ball roll toward him, then stop 20 yards short of his spot in the shade. “I’m 360 yards from the tee,” he said, a range finder in his hand and clearly in awe. No…
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UCD’s Hansen wins State Fair Amateur golf title

It was reminiscent of two great thoroughbreds with contrasting styles going eyeball to eyeball, snorting and grunting through the stretch after leaving the competition gasping for air in their wake. Matt Hansen was the grinder who lagged off the pace, then barreled toward the finish line the picture of determination. Jake Johnson was the front-runner…
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Rappleye wins State Fair golf tournament

Grant Rappleye could have laid up, hit a lazy flop shot and two-putted for the win. But the Sacramento State junior ripped a 5-wood 240 yards to within 18 inches of the final hole Monday and tapped in for an eagle to take the 86th California State Fair Men’s Amateur Golf Championship on the Alister…
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