Five Gauchos Qualify For State Amateur

Russell Boring (Photo by Steve Chen)
Russell Boring (Photo by Steve Chen)

Kei Kita, Marshall Colby, Glen Scher, Dominic Lingua and incoming transfer Brett Silvernail will represent UCSB in the upcoming California State Amateur Golf Championship after advancing through local qualifying.


Kita, Colby and Scher advance after finishing 1-2-3 in local qualifying at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Kita, who just wrapped up an impressive senior season, was the low medalist with a seven-under par 65, finishing five shots ahead of Colby at minus-two and seven ahead of Scher's even-par 72.


Lingua, a junior, advanced with an even-par 72 at Brookside CC, and Silvernail advances with his 72 at Cypress Ridge. Senior Russell Boring is currently a first alternate after firing a 73 at Cypress Ridge.


The Gaucho group could have a local advantage as the California State Amateur will be held in Santa Barbara at beautiful La Cumbre Country Club June 25-30, 2012.