Cameron DeLaere, a Clovis West High junior, won five matches en route to the championship of the Junior Golf Association of Northern California Match Play Championship this week at Spring Creek GCC in Ripon.
DeLaere tied for 13th in stroke play qualifying with a 3-over 74, then was seeded 14th out of 32 players in the 14-18-year-old bracket.
He capped his run with a 2-and-1 win over Max Meltzer, an Aptos High junior committed to San Jose State.
Recent champions include ex-Clovis East stars Derek Ernst and Bryson DeChambeau, both of whom have gone on to the PGA Tour.
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Match by match
A look at Cameron DeLaere’s march to the JGANC Northern California Match Play Championship:
- Round 1: No. 14 DeLaere 3 and 2 over No. 19 Kyle Kushnir
- Round 2: DeLaere 1 up over No. 3 Ryan Grauman
- Round 3: DeLaere 3 and 2 over No. 11 Devin Gregg
- Semifinals: DeLaere 2 and 1 over No. 7 Charlie Hsieh
- Finals: DeLaere 2 and 1 over No. 13. Max Meltzer