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Pair break par at SCGA tourney

Delio and Edick both have solid days in 3rd round of amateur event

Posted: July 18, 2009 9:35 p.m.
Updated: July 19, 2009 4:55 a.m.
The second day of the 110th Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship Saturday featured a pair of a strong rounds from local golfers, but all four local talents have a long road ahead of them if they are going to make a run at the tournament title.

Nick Delio of Valencia, who currently is enrolled at California State University, Northridge, shot 3-under par to bring his three round total to 2-over, while Brian Edick of Valencia, who graduated from the University of the Pacific, shot a 69 to pull to even for the event.

“I played pretty well today,” Delio said. “I look at it that I played 36 holes today, and I only got four birdies, and I had seven in 18 today so that’s a good indicator of how much better I played.”

Edick is currently the low man and seven shots off the pace set by Spenser Anderson from Pacific Palisades.

Hart graduate Johnny MacArthur could not break par for the third straight day, carding a 5-over 76, while Valencia grad Max Homa struggled on the back nine to post a 77 and push his overall total to 4-over.

“I shot well through 12, but then the wheels just fell off,” Homa said. “I had to take a couple of drops. The thing about this course is that you make a good shot and still get in trouble. You have to be careful.”

Homa closed his round with two bogies and a double-bogey, which hurt him on an otherwise solid day.

“I know that I can play with the rest of the guys out here, but I have to make sure I can do it for 18 holes,” Homa said. “Tomorrow is a chance for me to play my game and prove to myself what I can do.”

Edick’s three-day total has him tied for 12th place heading into the final day of the tournament, while Delio is 17th, Homa is 21st and MacArthur is 37th among the 42 player who made Friday’s cut.

Homa will be the first local player to tee off on Sunday, starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by Delio at 8:17 a.m., Edick at 8:34 a.m. and MacArthur at 9:00 a.m.

For Delio, he isn’t ruling out the possibility of making a run at the championship.

“I would have to go really low to have a shot, but nothing is out of the realm of possibility,” Delio said. “I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it’s possible. If I play smarter like I did today, then I can make a run.”


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