Tanner Hughes, a member of the California golf team and a former Foothill High in Pleasanton standout, shot a final-round 4-under par 68 to propel him to a one-shot victory over 36-hole leader Daniel Connolly and Zach Smith at the 2017 Saguaro Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona.

Hughes, Connolly, and Smith all hail from California.   Hughes came to the 18th hole one-shot back and hit his approach shot to 9 feet, then sank the putt.  Connolly missed his par-putt for the tie.

On the birdie at 18: “I knew it was close to win or tie but wasn’t too clued-in as I was taking it one shot at a time,” said Hughes about the birdie on the18th.  “Based on where everyone was I knew the putt meant something, whether it was for the tie or the win.”

TOP 10 FINISHERS

  1.         Tanner HUGHES, Livermore, Calif                        69-70-68–207 (-9)
  2.         Daniel CONNOLLY, San Francisco, Calif         66-69-73–208 (-8)
    Zach SMITH, Pleasanton, Calif                               70-70-68–208
    4.         Spencer PAINTON, Aurora, Colo                        70-67-72–209 (-7)
    Branson DAVIS, McKinney, Texas                      70-71-68–209
    6.         Wes ARTAC, Kingwood, Texas                            73-69-68–210 (-6)
    Jake STAIANO, Englewood, Colo                        70-72-68–210
    Josh SEIPLE, Castle Rock, Colo                            69-72-69–210
    9.         Kyle HOGAN, Cypress, Texas                              74-67-70–211 (-5)
    Blake CANNON, Mesa, Ariz.                                73-69-69–211

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