Nevada junior Ryan Hallisey finished second, just one stroke off the lead, at the 42nd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, held Aug. 5-8 at the par 70, 6,683-yard Royal Colwood Golf Club.
After leading the tournament by one stroke after the second and third rounds, Hallisey shot a three-over 73 in Friday’s final round to finish at eight-under 272 (69-62-68-73). He ended up just one stroke behind Jordan Irwin of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (64-68-68-70=271). A native of Granite Bay, Calif., Hallisey turned in three rounds in the 60s prior to Friday, including an eight-under 62 on Wednesday which matched the course competitive record.
A 2007 second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection, Hallisey turned in four top 10 finishes for the Wolf Pack last year, including a win at the 2008 Fresno State-Nevada Challenge. He was second on the team in stroke average at 74.54, while his collegiate low round is a five-under 67 at the 2007 NCAA West Regional. Hallisey, who will be a junior for the Wolf Pack this season, also won last year’s Northern California GA Amateur.
Final results for the tournament available at http://www.ghin.com/scoring/stroke.html, and more information about the event is available at http://www.pacificcoastamateur.com.