Pacific players fall, Hagy victorious at SF City

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The run toward the title at the San Francisco City Amateur Championship among University of Pacific players came to an end this past weekend in the semifinal round.

The Tigers had four players qualify for the 32-player match play field and two – seniors T.J. Bordeaux and Patrick Kucich – advanced to the weekend’s quarterfinal stage.

Each put forth impressive showings in the quarters as Bordeaux defeated Andrew Roberts, 4 and 2, and Kucich turned back defending champion and No. 1 seed George Gandranata, 5 and 3.

They put up a strong battle in the semis, but both came up just short. Bordeaux lost to Brandon Hagy on the 20th hole while Kucich fell to Jack Persons, 2 and 1.

Hagy, a sophomore at California who is red-shirting this season, went on to win the title and join the likes of Ken Venturi and George Archer on the list of past champions, which dates back to 1917. In a most dominating performance, Hagy rolled past high school senior Jack Persons, 8 and 7, in the final. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.