Two local golfers advance at state amateur championships

Cal Poly’s Geoff Gonzalez and Arroyo Grande’s Justin Warthen advanced to match-play competition at the 99th California State Amateur at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

Both golfers finished in the top 32 of stroke play Tuesday to automatically advance to match-play competition.

Gonzalez, the defending state amateur champ, shot a 1-over 73 Tuesday to finish stroke play at 3-over 147. He will face 1991 state amateur champ Harry Rudolph III in match play today.

Warthen’s scores were unavailable. He will face Johnny Baxter in match play today.