Terrence Miskell of Salinas shot a three-under-par 69 Friday to score a nine-stroke victory over runner-up Bob May of La Habra in the Pacific Coast Amateur at the Eugene Country Club.
Also nine strokes back was Bill Edwards of Moultrie, Ga.
The 24-year-old Miskell, runner-up in the U.S. Public Links Championship in Portland in July, finished with a 72-hole total of 10-under-par 278.
Miskell’s runaway victory wasn’t even close to a tournament record for margin of victory. In 1988 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Colorado, Billy Mayfair won the Pacific Coast Amateur by 18 shots.
Miskell started Friday’s final round with an eight-shot advantage and he didn’t let up from his stinging pace in the final 18, hitting 15 greens and mixing five birdies with three bogeys.
“I play aggressive,” Miskell said. “I’m out to make birdie, even if it’s the hardest hole in the world.”
The California native played all four rounds below par, and finished the tournament with three consecutive rounds of 69.