Future San Jose State University men's golfer Taylor Bromley won the 83rd annual Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Junior Championship Tuesday after a one-hole playoff at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.
The Dublin, Calif., native represented the Spartans well on Monday and Tuesday, leading the field of 56 boys ages 16-18 after two rounds with the only 36-hole under par score at 143. In his final round, Bromley birdied four holes with one bogey and one double bogey to post a three-round score of 214, two-under par.
The score secured Bromley's standing atop the leader board but Corey Pereira of Cameron Park, Calif., ended the day with a two-under par score of 214 to join Bromley at the head of the pack. The first place tie led to a one-hole playoff, which Bromley birdied with an eight-foot putt to win the championship.
SJSU men's golf head coach John Kennaday said of Bromley's victory, "Shooting under par for three rounds at Spyglass is fantastic; a lot of professionals would like to do that."
Bromley joins U.S. Open champions Ken Venturi and Johnny Miller and former ABC-TV sports color analyst Bob Rosburg as NCGA Junior Championship winners.
Said Kennaday, "(Bromley) played solid and was very proud of the way he played.
"We're looking forward to him coming on board (this fall). He's been working hard, so the hard work is starting to pay off and it's nice to see."