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Mark Harding of Hermosa Beach played his final four holes at 1-under to hold on and win the title by one over Don DuBois at Mesa Verde CC in Costa Mesa.
One of the NCGA’s most popular events returned to Poppy Hills Golf Course for the Halloween weekend.
Rules Regular Season Results Playoff Results Finals December 7, 2015 at Poppy Hills Championship Player Information Pairings Poppy Hills Yardage Championship Final Results Bear Creek Golf Club wrapped up its second title in a row and third in the last five years. Located in Murrieta, Bear Creek tallied 36 points in Monday’s Cal Scratch League State Championship at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course, defeating runner-up Roddy Ranch GC by two points. Along with winning last year, Bear Creek also took the title in 2011. “We just play a lot together and know each other’s games,” Bear Creek captain Tom Norys said. “We all play in SCGA events and also in NorCal events.” The championship would come down to the final foursome. Iain MacDonald’s 76 points put Bear Creek over the top. Leading Bear Creek was Dave Ober with 80 points. Norys and Todd Stires both had 78 points. Roddy Ranch, who finished with 34 team points, was led by Garrett Wagner’s 90 points. Mark Miller tallied 79, and Todd Howe had 78 points. The player having the best day was Saticoy CC’s Nathan Celusta, who racked up 92 points. Both Saticoy CC and Rancho Murieta CC finished tied for third with 21 team points. The league uses a format where every hole is worth 16 points–7 to the winner, 5 to second, 3 to third and 1 for fourth. Each player then competes against the other three players in the foursome. If all the players tie on a specific hole, each player receives four points....
Recently turned 65-year-old Gary Vanier was a winner in his Super Senior debut, capturing the title at Valley Hi CC in Elk Grove with a record score.
The Thursday Oakhurst CC team took the title, beating their counterparts, the Oakhurst Saturday squad, 21-15 in Saturday’s championship at Poppy Hills.
Last weekend’s Frys.com Open was the last, as supermarket chain Safeway will take over as title sponsor in 2016. As part of the deal, the season-opening PGA Tour event will continue to be held at Silverado Resort in Napa through 2020.
Congrats to the NCGA for rallying to retain the Hanna-Wehrman Cup for the 10th straight year, and to the NCPGA Seniors for capturing their fourth straight Staedler-Jetter Cup!
Childhood pals Scott Olds and Kip Yaughn paired up to take the title at Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Karen Garcia won both the 17th and 18th holes to become the first NorCal woman to win the title since Pebble Beach’s Loma Smith in 1965.
The NCGA’s new Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur Tours will be part of the 2015-2016 tournament season.