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David Gazzolo victorious and crowned the 118th California PGA State Open

by: PGA Southern California
Posted: July 17, 2017

MURRIETA...The final round of the 118th California State Open saw an exciting finish with a bunched up leaderboard that was continually moving, leaving the title up for grabs. Throughout the final round, three different competitors held the lead at one point and over handful of others were within two strokes.

David Gazzolo


Defending Champion David Gazzolo of Riverside made another notorious run for the title birding five of his final nine holes to post a four-day total of 11-under par, 277. Gazzolo had the low final round of 65 which surged him to the top and the clubhouse leader.

With four groups remaining on the course, Gazzolo anxiously waited as one other, Tyler Torano, was also standing at 11-under par and tied with the lead. As David watched, his 11-under began to sit all alone after a costly bogey from Torano on the 71st hole dropping him back to 10-under par. With a par on the 72nd, Torano finished in solo second place for the second consecutive year. Torano had rounds of 75-67-70-65 for a four-day total of 278, -10.

David Gazzolo was once again victorious and crowned the 118th California State Open with rounds of 75-67-70-65 for a four-day total of -11, 277 and a one stroke victory.

Gazzolo’s trophy case is starting to fill up, going back to back in the California State Open. This is just the sixth player to etch his name into the trophy with back to back victories in the California State Open, since 1969-170.

The low amateur recipient goes to Tyler Moore of Escondido with a four-day total of 7-under par, 281 placing him fifth overall. Moore is an SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni and will be transferring the UCR this year to play for the Highlanders. Moore also was the only competitor to post all four rounds under-par for the tournament.

Michael Block of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club repeated honors of low PGA professional, finishing T8, -5, 283 alongside PGA apprentice Kyle Mendoza of South Hills Country Club. Photo:PGASC

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