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NCGA Senior Net Championship Qualifying

May 9, 2013

Qualifying Results – OFFICIAL

Ancil Hoffman  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
Foxtail  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
Poppy Ridge – C/Z  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
Poppy Ridge – Z/M  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
The Reserve at Spanos Park  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
Ridgemark  –  Player Information  –  Pairings
Santa Clara  –  Player Information  –  Pairings

PEBBLE BEACH – NCGA Senior Net Championship Qualifying took place at six different Northern California courses on Thursday with 112 players advancing to next month’s championship.

Ancil Hoffman GC in Carmichael, which allotted the most spots with 27 available, was led by Fred Granados carding a net score of 65. Right behind him with a net score of 66 were Raymond Edison and Sturgis Wade, while two other players posted a net 67, Joe Gossi and Michael Dobrin. The remaining 22 players to qualify ranged from net scores of 68 to 72, with only two scores of 72 advancing via a scorecard playoff Jeff Bradford and Robert Esparza.

Foxtail GC in Rohnert Park had 14 players qualify. The player with the lowest score was Jon Steward with a net score of 68. He was closely followed by Mark Riehman and Bill Carle, who each fired a net round of 69. Three players came in at 73, but only two of them captured the final spots. Geoff Jewett and Matt Howard were on the winning end of a scorecard playoff, while Tim Elias was on the losing end, instead respectively earning first alternate.

Poppy Ridge GC in Livermore held two qualifiers amongst its 27 holes. The Chardonnay/Zinfandel qualifier had 21 available spots and was led by Mark Cavanaugh, who fired a net score of 63. Not to be outdone, in the Zinfandel/Merlot qualifier Dave Petersen put together his own round of 63. The Zinfandel/Merlot qualifier did have fewer spots available (17) and also had higher qualifying scores as five players made it with a 73 compared to Chardonnay/Zinfandel, which had four players qualify with a 72.

The smallest qualifier of the day was held at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, which had nine available spots. Bill McKinley was two strokes better than his nearest competition, putting together a net score of 67 to take medalist honors. Roark Weber was solo second with a net score of 69, while alone in third was Edward Benes with a net score of 70.

Ridgemark GCC was the next smallest qualifier with only 10 spots up for grabs. Michael Hosida took medalist honors with his net score of 68, edging out a trio of players with a net score of 69: Bob Albertson, Bill Reckas and Frank Correa. Arthur Godinez was the final player to qualify at Ridgemark GCC with a net score of 75, beating out Augustis Kamburis and Tom Cook in a scorecard playoff.

The final qualifying site to mention, Santa Clara GTC, had 14 spots available and was the only site not to have an outright medalist. Two players posted net scores of 67, Reico Cruz and John Elerding, which was two shots better than third place finisher Terry Truesdale with a net score 69. Several players finished with a net score of 74, but only four of those players captured qualifying spots: Thomas Foley, Joseph Melehan, Rich Burton and Wendell Norwood.

The 50th NCGA Senior Net Championship will take place June 6-7 at Del Monte GC. All qualifying results are unofficial until scorecards have been verified by the championships and events department.

Author: Jerry Stewart

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