Marty James

Marty James

Aaron Beverly, who starred at Sacramento State, tied for third place and was the low amateur at the annual Northern California Open, which wrapped up on Wednesday at the Bayonet and Black Horse courses in Seaside (Monterey County).

Beverly, a Fairfield resident, had rounds of 69, 68 and 71 for an 8-under-par 208 total during the 54-hole tournament.

Beverly finished two strokes behind Adam Stone, the winner, who shot 66-68-72 – 206.

Stone, who is from Hayward, is a former Cal State East Bay standout and won the 2016 California Collegiate Athletic Association individual title.

The Golf Coaches Association of America named Beverly, a senior, to the PING Division I All-West Region team last spring.

Beverly was named as the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. The Hornets won the conference championship and qualified for an NCAA Regional.

Beverly, who works in the golf department at Silverado Resort and Spa, set the Sacramento State scoring record with a stroke average of 71.31 for 29 rounds during the past season.

He had five Top-5 finishes and was the medalist at the Big Sky Championships. He had rounds of 73, 70 and 72 for a 215 total and won by one stroke.

Beverly leaves Sacramento State with seven of the 12 lowest tournament scores in the school’s NCAA Division I era, according to the school’s website.

The Hornets finished in 12th place at the Stanford Regional in May.

Beverly went to Armijo High School. He was a first-team All-Big Sky selection for the second consecutive season this past year.

He was named to the Big Sky Conference spring All-Academic team.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com, follow him on Twitter at @marty_nvr, or call 256-2223.

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Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the