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Sports - June 21, 2013

Sports Shorts

ON COURSE . . . Atherton resident Jonathan Garrick remained alive in the 102nd California Amateur Championships with another impressive golf effort in the Round of 16 on Thursday at the Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach. Garrick, who earned the final berth in the 32-man field for match play after winning a seven-player playoff on Tuesday, eliminated two-time NCGA Amateur Match Play champion Jon Catlin of Gold River, 3 and 2. Catlin was seeded No. 17 while Garrick is No. 32 and now just two wins from playing in Saturday's 36-hole championship match. In order to do that, he would have to win his quarterfinal and semifinal matches, both on Friday. Against Catlin, Garrick started the day just like the day before by winning the first hole when Catlin bogeyed the 410-yard par-4. Garrick bogeyed the second but went 1-up again with a birdie on the 370-yard par-4 third. A bogey by Garrick at the sixth squared the match before Garrick took advantage of Catlin's bogey on the 403-yard par-4 eighth to go 2-up. Garrick then came up with a career shot as he double-eagled the 484-yard par-5 ninth by holing his second shot from the fairway to go 3-up. Catlin gained a stroke back with a birdie on the 13th, a par-5, but he bogeyed the next hole as Garrick went 3-up. The two halved the next two holes to give Garrick the victory. Garrick advanced to the second round with a 4-and-3 upset of co-medalist and No. 1 seed Xander Schauffele of San Diego on Wednesday. The only other player to reach match play was Sacred Heart Prep grad Dalan Refioglu of Foster City, the No. 6 seed. He was eliminated on Wednesday by No. 27 Pace Johnson of Fresno, 2 and 1.

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