47th Annual NCGA Zone Championship
Spyglass Hill GC/Del Monte GC
August 26-27, 2013
August 27, 2013
MONTEREY – The team with the low score on Tuesday came out on top at the 47th Annual NCGA Zone Championship, despite not having the low first round score. The four-man team of Dennis Culberston, Richard Deponte, Tim Speer and Chris Wells from Del Rio GCC mounted a mini-comeback having started the day alone in fourth place to be crowned 2013 NCGA Zone Champions. In a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team, the Del Rio GCC team followed its first round of 125 at Spyglass Hill GC with an impressive final round score of 119 at Del Monte GC to finish with a 244, 44-under-par 36-hole total.
Del Rio GCC was the only team to break the 120 barrier over the two days and almost had an even more unfathomable feat, nearly going 36 holes without a single bogey. Having not made a single team net bogey during Monday’s round at Spyglass Hill, the Del Rio GCC team only made one bogey on Tuesday on its route to 119, 25-under-par. In addition to the limited mistakes, the quartet of golfers made four net double eagles, five net eagles and four net birdies for a scorecard filled with different shades of red.
Finishing in second place three strokes behind with a 36-hole score of 247, 41-under-par was Sacramento GC. The team featuring Larry Andreatta, Nathan Andreatta, Dave Marks and Jason Marks improved on its opening round of 124 at Spyglass Hill GC with a 123 at Del Monte GC. Playing with Del Rio GCC in the penultimate groups off Nos. 1 and 10, the Sacramento GC team moved up the leaderboard from third to second place thanks to a bogey-free round. The Andreattas and Marks teamed up to make seven net eagles and seven net birdies over their final 18 holes.
Taking third place after sharing the first round lead was the team from Stonetree GC. Bobby Aldridge, Joe Aldridge, William Hudson and Chris Tully followed its team score of 121 with a 127 for a 248, 40-under-par total. Things didn’t go quite as well for the Stonetree GC team having half as many eagle or better holes from Monday (eight) to Tuesday (four).
Fellow co-first round-leaders Dry Creek GC finished tied for fourth at 249, 40-under-par with Benbow GC. Dry Creek GC followed its 121 with a 128, while Benbow GC fired the second lowest round on Tuesday—short of only the champions—with a score of 120 to go along with its first round 129.
With the victory, Del Rio GCC adds a second Zone Championship to its collection, last winning the event in 1969 in the Third Annual NCGA Zone Championship. The 48th Annual NCGA Zone Championship is currently scheduled to take place August 25-26, 2014 at Del Monte GC and Spyglass Hill GC.
August 26, 2013
PEBBLE BEACH – After the first round of the 47th Annual NCGA Zone Championship at Spyglass Hill GC, two teams are tied atop the leaderboard as Dry Creek GC and Stonetree GC each finished with a score of 121, 23-under-par. In a format which takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team, going out early proved to beneficial to the first round co-leaders as Stonetree GC was in the first group out at 7:30 a.m., while Dry Creek GC pegged it at 7:50 a.m.
Bobby Aldridge, Joe Aldridge, William Hudson and Chris Tully of Stonetree GC were the first to post a score of 121, a round that included a net triple eagle, a net double eagle, six net eagles, six net birdies and only two net bogeys. Finishing about 30 minutes later the Dry Creek GC team of Robert Benson, Michael Moriarty, Scott Pierson and Alan Proctor matched their score doing so with a single net bogey. Besides that one mistake, the quartet of golfers from Dry Creek GC had one net double eagle, six net eagles and nine net birdies on the day.
Three strokes behind and alone in third place is the team of Sacramento GC, who posted a net score of 20-under-par. Joining Sacramento GC in the penultimate groups off Nos. 1 and 10 is Del Rio GCC at 19-under-par and alone in fourth place. Little River Inn GC (18-under), Coyote Creek (17-under) and Corral de Tierra (16-under) hold positions fifth through seventh, respectively. Rounding out the top-10 in a tie for eighth at 15-under-par is Lincoln Hills GC, Benbow GC and Sequoia Woods GC.
The championship will conclude tomorrow at Del Monte GC with first-round leaders, Dry Creek GC and Stonetree GC teeing off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at 9:40 a.m.