Cal State San Bernardino graduate Micah Burke turned in a valient effort but was eliminated in the Round of 16 match play at the California State Amateur Tournament at Lake Merced Golf Club.
Burke, who helped the Coyotes to a Division II national runner-up showing last month, fell to defending tournament champion Nick Delio 4 and 3. It probably didn’t help that Delio, a sophomore at Cal State Northridge, played the same course earlier this month when he competed in the NCAA Division I West Regional.
The field started with 156 golfers and was whittled down to 32 for match play after 36 holes. Burke was tied for 12th after the 36 holes.