Oregon State golfer wins playoff to claim Pacific Coast Amateur title

Updated: August 30, 2012

David Fink of Honolulu, Hawaii sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 4th hole in a five-person, sudden-death playoff to win the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Course. It was the largest playoff in the tournament’s history. Michael Putnam won a three-way playoff to capture the title in 2004 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

Fink, who plays for the Oregon State Beavers, defeated Anton Arboleda of La Canada, Calif. (UCLA), Michael Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Washington State), Matt Rawitzer of Bellingham, Wash. (Oregon State) and Taeksoo (T.K.) Kim of Maui, Hawaii (Boise State). All five finished the 72-holes of regulation play at 7-over par, 291. Two rounds were played at Bandon Trails GC and two at Bandon Dunes GC.

Three golfers finished 1-shot out of the playoff, including Carl Jonson of Bainbridge Island, Wash. (UNLV), first round co-leader Lorens Chan of Honolulu, Hawaii (incoming UCLA freshman) and Maxwell Marisco of Las Vegas, Nev. (Penn). Jonson rebounded from an opening round of 80 at Bandon Trails to shoot under par in the final three rounds, including a 2-under-par 70. Third-round leader Jarred Bossio of Olympia, Wash. (Idaho) struggled to an 82 and finished tied for 12th.