NCGA South Coast Zone
Quail Lodge GC/Poppy Hills GC
May 14-15, 2012
May 15, 2012
PEBBLE BEACH- George Barrall, Don McCombs, Kelly Larcher and William McCormack led the push for a dramatic comeback as the team from Pajaro Valley GC won the South Coast Zone. Entering the day, Pajaro Valley GC was 7 strokes off the lead. A final round score of 21-under, 123 net was enough to give the team a 1 stroke victory and a final score of 34-under, 252 net. On their remaining 9 holes, the team had a 5 hole stretch of eagle, eagle, birdie, double eagle and birdie. This push, followed by a birdie on the last hole was what sealed the comeback and zone championship.
A sudden-death playoff was needed to determine the runner-up. Links of Paso Robles posted 2 bogeys, which opened the door for Atascadero GC. Atascadero GC posted a par and a birdie to lock up the runner up position with a 33-under, 253 net. Pasadera CC ended up 2 shots off the pace with a final score 32-under par, 254 net for fourth place and Spring Hills GC had a final score 29-under par, 257 net which was good enough for fifth.
Pajaro Valley GC and Atascadero GC will represent the South Coast Zone during the Zone Championship on August 27-28, 2012 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC.
May 14, 2012
CARMEL– Consistency was the key for Joe Dupuy, Jesse Kelly, Rick Gracia and Mark Rocha as the team from Hunter Ranch GC shot net scores of 10-under par on the front and back nine to record an opening net score of 20-under par, 122 to lead the way at Quail Lodge GC. A three-hole stretch on the back nine of eagle, eagle, double eagle enabled the team from Links of Paso Robles to make a late push for second place, and only be one off the lead. Atascadero GC shot a respectable 17-under par, 125 to secure third place. Rounding out the top five with a 16-under par, 126 are Pacific Grove GC and Monterey Pines GA. The format for the event takes the two low net scores of a four-man team.
The final round is set to be played May 15th at Poppy Hills GC. The top two teams will move on to the Zone Championship on August 27-28, 2012 which will take place at Spyglass Hill GC and Poppy Hills GC.