San Jose Country Club member Pat Quinn was elected President of the NCGA for 2017 at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 9 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Shintaro Ban (pictured), Sabrina Iqbal, Dale Bouguennec, Lynne Cowan and Gary Vanier earned awards.
Chuck Richesin won his first NCGA title at Valley Hi CC in Elk Grove.
North Ridge CC in Fair Oaks will be renovating its greens and bunkers. The work will be done by architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Stonetree GC of Novato got its first title, defeating defending champion Oakhurst CC in the final at Poppy Hills.
The NCGA captured its 11th straight Hanna-Wehrman Cup, while the NCPGA claimed its 5th straight Staedler-Jetter Cup.
Jason Anthony got his first NCGA victory, while partner Randy Haag notched his 15th.
Arnie never won at Pebble Beach, but he left his mark.
Nick Moore went back-to-back and got closer to earning back-to-back NCGA Player of the Year honors.
Englishman Paul Broadhurst, in his first visit to Pebble Beach, led the tournament after the first round, was second after 36 holes, and led for much of the final round. A rough patch on holes 11 through 14, part of Pebble’s less-heralded inland stretch, dropped the 2016 Senior Open Championship winner out of the lead, recovering with a birdie at 15 to tie with Florida’s Joe Durant. Champions Tour money leader Bernhard Langer started the day four back, but a 6-under 66 final round, culminating in a kick-in birdie putt on the 18th green, tied him with Broadhurst and Durant as the tournament wound down.
Player of the Year titles are on the line at Morgan Creek.