TONY CHEN WINS SILVERADO AMATEUR AT SILVERADO RESORT
Posted on July 20, 2021
Napa, California–Kuangyu ‘Tony’ Chen shot a final round 70 (-2) to win the Silverado Amateur by four shots here at Silverado on the north course. Chen, a member of the University of California Golf Team, was in a battle all day with San Jose’s Berk Harvey before a late surge gave Chen a four-shot victory over Harvey, Alejandro Alonso, and James Song. Chen’s round was bolstered by a strong putting day with several key par-saving putts. The win marks the third consecutive win for Cal golfers at Silverado in the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series. Finigan Tilly won the 2020 Grapevine Amateur and Costas Panay captured last year’s Silverado Amateur. Chen’s teammate, James Song (Rancho Santa Fe, CA), was one of the players who finished in a tie for second.
“It felt great to be winning again, played well in the summer, glad it can translate to a win finally,” said Chen.
WEATHER: Perfect weather greeted participants all tournament long with a high of 82 degrees and winds light and variable for today’s final round.
TROON SAGUARO AMATEUR SERIES: The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series is world-ranked amateur tournament series of 11 events in 2021-22. The Sizzler Amateur is the fourth event of the 2021-22 series year. The Series concludes with the 2022 Saguaro Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. The full Series schedule and Player of the Year standings are available at www.SaguaroAmateur.com as well as linked through each individual scoring tournament site.