Two players with local ties are competing in the 98th California State Amateur Golf Championships this week at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.
Cal State San Bernardino graduate Micah Burke survived the Round of 32 match play on Wednesday, beating Al Geiberger Jr., 3 and 1. Burke, who led the Coyotes to a national runner-up finish in the spring, qualified for match play in 12th out of a field that started with 156 golfers.
Next up he faces defending champion Nick Delio of Valencia, who competes collegiately at Cal State Northridge.
San Bernardino native Scott Clayton, a graduate of Arroyo Valley High School and current standout at UC Riverside, lost to Steve Woods of Cupertino 1-up, the difference being Woods’ birdie on the 16th hole.
Clayton has had an outstanding season, highlighted by a win at the San Bernardino County Amateur last month.