FAIRFIELD — Riding a sizzling putter, Aaron Beverly following up his win in the Fairfield City Championship earlier this month by cruising to a six-shot victory in the Napa City Championship held Saturday and Sunday at Napa Golf Course.
The 2012 Armijo High graduate shot a first-round 3-over-par 75 on Saturday that put him in fourth place, two shots back of Eddie Schopplein.
Beverly followed that up on Sunday with a sizzling 6-under 66 – the only other player to break 70 was John McCord at 69 – to finish with a 141, six shots better than Josh Van Duyn (77-70) and McCord (78-69).
“Really, (the key) was just putts mostly,” Beverly said. “I had 22 putts through (the last) 18 holes, 10 putts on the back nine, 12 on the front. That was my good formula.”
After winning the only two tournaments he’s entered this summer, next up for the Sacramento State University sophomore is the 89th California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship at the Alister MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento, Saturday through Monday.
“It is the biggest out of the three,” Beverly said, because of the number of quality college players scheduled to participate. “It’ll be good competition, they’re good caliber players.”
After 36 holes the field will be cut to the top 45 and ties for the final 18 holes on Monday.
Beverly has yet to play the course but plans to do so Thursday or Friday.
He hopes to keep up his hot putting, but said other areas of his game will also need to be sharp.
“Keeping the ball in play, out of hazards and not out of bounds, I should be OK,” Beverly said.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.