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Famous Branca Name Returns to Top of Leaderboard
The famous Branca name is back at the top of the leaderboard.
Mike Branca, son of Salt Lake Country Club head professional Ron Branca, grandson of Hall of Famer Tee Branca, and nephew of former State Am champion Don Branca, shot a six under par 66 to win medalist honors in the Utah State Amateur AM Qualifying at Bonneville Monday. Branca has just finished collegiate career at the University of Utah and is now on the UGA staff.
Eric Rustand, older brother of former State Am champion Clark Rustand, finished second with a 67, and John Tagge, a former runnerup in the State Am finished third with a 70.
The cut came at 77 with four players advancing after a playoff.
Utah State Amateur
AM Bonneville Qualifying
66- Mike Branca
67- Eric Rustand
70- John Tagge
71- Ryan Brimley, David Madsen
73- Daniel Feldman, Jon Wright, Christopher Grant, David Cunningham
74- Aaron Jorgensen, Michael May
75- Adam Oettli, Aaron Hutchings, Brandon Schofield, Andrew Paulson, Corey Matthews, Dan Bloechel
76- Davis Kinney, Ryan Birch, Remington Schultz, Brett Stephens
77- Chris Hansen, Kyle Roberts, Patrick Roeder, Jerry Wilhelmi
Did Not Qualify77- Jason Labrum, Glen Spencer, Kingsley Sullivan, Nick Smith, Todd Swallow
78- Aaron Flowers, Anthony Alleman
79- Luke Morgan, Jason Smith
80- Curtis Sampson, Mike Rice, Neil Allen, David Einum, Nick Oman, Tyler Wiscomb, Matt Lupinacci, Jason Celaya
81- Rich Morris
82- Jeff Applebaum, Taylor Brinton, Anthony Penrose
83- James Givv, Scott Case, Brandon Stoppelmoor
84- Gary Purk, Neil Norton, David Bergstedt
85- Nicholes Humphries
86- Russ Butler
87- Justin Larson, Nelson Kroque, Bill Mulvey
89- Bryan Massey
90- Andrew Etzel
91- Jeff Maudlin
NS- Thomas Weaver