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NCGA Junior Championship

87th NCGA Junior Championship | Half Moon Bay GL – The Old Course | July 11-12, 2016


2016 champions Sabrina Iqbal and Thomas Hutchison

The NCGA Junior Championship began in 1930 and carries with it a rich history of young champions including eventual PGA Tour players. Notable winners include Ken Venturi in 1949, Bobby Clampett in 1976 and Joel Kribel in 1993. Johnny Miller triumphed at The Olympic Club in 1963 and when Todd Miller claimed the title at Orinda in 1996 they became the only father-son champions. Eddie Fry holds the most wins, after claiming victories in 1941, 1942 and 1943. In 1983 the championship changed from match play to 54-holes stroke play. Since the format changed, the only player to win back-to-back championships is 1998 and 1999 winner Tom Johnson. Patrick Nagle holds the scoring record of 13-under-par 203 set in 2002 at Brookside CC. The only players to win back-to-back tournaments since the girls’ division began in 1982 are Jamille Jose (1988-1989) and Sabrina Iqbal (2015-2016). Haley Andreas holds the girls’ championship record with three-under-par 143 at Spyglass Hill in 2009. With his Boys’ win in 2016, Thomas Hutchison joined sister Samantha (2013) as a champion. The two are the only siblings to have won.

Qualifying Information

 Register – Click Here – ENTRIES CLOSE: May 30, 2016 Qualifying  will take place June 18(one day only). The fee will be $69. Haggin Oaks GC | Oakmont GC | Roddy Ranch GC | Shoreline GL Format: 18 holes qualifying for all boys and girls. Divisions:  Boys: 13& Under, 14-15, 16-18 Girls: All girls will be competing in the same division *All players must qualify except for players that are exempt.  NCGA Junior Exemptions – Click Here-

Championship Information

Site: Half Moon Bay Golf Links Dates: July 11-12, 2016. Players qualifying for the championship will pay an additional $125. Eligibility: All boys and girls who have not reached their 19th birthday by July 12, 2016 or started college.  NCGA MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. Format: 18 holes qualifying.  108 players (including exempts) will participate in the Championship.  Championship consists of 54 holes for boys, ages 14-15, 16-18; 36 holes on the first day with the field cut to 18 holes on the second day.  Boys 13& Under and all girls will play 18 holes each day with no cut.  No electric golf cars or caddies allowed.  Pull or push carts are allowed. Divisions:  Boys: 13& under, 14-15, 16-18 Girls: All girls will be competing in the same division. Awards:  Players in each division will compete against each other. Boys 14-15, 16-18 are eligible for the Boys overall champion. Girls will compete in their own division, all girls are eligible for the Girls overall champion. Refund Policy: Refund less $10.00 processing fee if requested prior to closing date. 50% refund after the closing date and 48 hours prior to the event.  No refunds will be honored within 48 hours of the event. After Qualifying: Players who qualify and are entered into the championship.  If the player needs to withdraw, there is a processing fee of $10.00.  If the spot is not replaced the player is responsible for the $125.00. AJGA PBE Stars: All results are sent to the AJGA at the conclusion of the event.  The AJGA will award the appropriate players.

About Spyglass Hill

Spyglass Hill No. 14

Ranked number 11 on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list by Golf Digest for 2011-2012. Spyglass Hill was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., as a part of the master plan for the Pebble Beach ocean front between Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. Opened in 1966, the design features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging the golfer to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through pine trees with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot. Spyglass Hill is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA Tour consistently lists Spyglass Hill’s holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the tour, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79. Spyglass Hill Course Tour | Get driving directions

Tournament Recaps

champs90x90San Jose residents and schoolmates Thomas Hutchison and Sabrina picked up wins and etched their names into the history books. Hutchison shot a final round even-par 72 to finish at 5-under 211, and Iqbal had a final round 1-over 73 and defeated Yoonhee Kim in a playoff to capture the Boys’ overall and Girls’ titles, respectively, on Tuesday at the 87th  NCGA Junior Championship on the par-72 Old Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Read Full 2016 Recap | View 2016 Photo Gallery

Eddy Lai went wire-to wire, while fellow San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal came back to take the victory. Lai shot a 2015final round 74 and Iqbal posted a 72 on a perfect Tuesday at par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Course as the duo won the Boys’ and Girls’ titles, respectively, at the 86th annual NCGA Junior Championship….Read Full 2015 Recap | View 2015 Photo Gallery

2014San Jose resident Justin Suh continued his torrid play, while Marina resident Jessica Fore’s hot round was enough to claim the title.Suh shot a final round 1-over 73 to finish at 1-under 215, the only player under par for all three rounds, and Fore posted a 69 to come in at even par 144 as the pair won the NCGA Junior Championship Boys’ and Girls’ titles, respectively, at par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Tuesday… Read Full 2014 Recap | View 2014 Photo Gallery

Past Champions

Year Course Champion Runner-up Score
1930 Lake Merced GC Ernest Pieper, Jr. August Dreier, Jr. 5 and 3
1931 Presidio GC August Dreier, Jr. Stuart Hawley, Jr. 1 up
1932 Berkeley CC Stuart Hawley, Jr. Edgar Haber 7 and 5
1933 Bereford CC Winfred Detsch Robert Marsky 2 and 1
1934 The Olympic Club Tom Dwyer Mat Palacio, Jr. 2 and 1
1935 Lake Merced GC Bud Finger Ed Monaghan 1 up
1936 Presidio GC Don Haslett Bud Finger 2 and 1
1937 Sequoyah CC Aldo Galletti Bill McLaughlin 9 and 8
1938 Lake Merced GC Sherman Selix Jack Lovgren 2 and 1
1939 California GC Bud Brownell Mack Lake, Jr.
1940 Claremont CC David Terreo Larry Hudson
1941 Lake Merced GC Eddie Fry Paul Pabst 37 holes
1942 Sacramento GC Eddie Fry Bryant Page
1943 Lake Merced GC Eddie Fry William Ogden
1944 Lake Merced GC Robert Rosburg Lido Landi
1945 Lake Merced GC William Ogden Eli Bariteau, Jr.
1946 Lake Merced GC Eli Bariteau, Jr. Robert Harris 2 and 1
1947 Lake Merced GC Robert Harris Alfred Andrade 7 and 6
1948 Lake Merced GC Chris Gambati Don Whitt 1 up
1949 Lake Merced GC Kenneth Venturi Bobby Silva
1950 Lake Merced GC Gorgy Williams Robert Wagner
1951 Lake Merced GC Richard Caldwell Peter Geyer
1952 Lake Merced GC Ernie George Roger Marks
1953 Lake Merced GC John McMullin Harold Wells 7 and 6
1954 Lake Merced GC Alf Burtleson Andy Adams 4 and 3
1955 Lake Merced GC Joel Spinola Dick Rose 6 and 4
1956 Lake Merced GC Jack Luceti Gary Liotta 1 up
1957 Harding Park GC Keith Mattos Pierce Morris 2 up
1958 Lake Merced GC Dennis Drucker Keith Mattos 1 up
1959 San Francisco GC Cliff Davis Frank Ahern 1 up
1960 Olympic Club Barry Friedman Ron Cerrudo 1 up
1961 Harding Park GC Steve Whitman Jim Johnson 1 up
1962 Claremont CC Roger Manwell Henry Pollex 2 up
1963 Olympic Club Johnny Miller Len Studinger 6 and 4
1964 San Francisco GC Tommy O’Kane Vic Loustalot 1 up
1965 Presidio GC Don Hawken Steve Mountain 10 and 8
1966 Lake Merced GC Ray Leach Bob Eberle 3 and 2
1967 Lake Merced GC Don Hawken Bob Lapic 2 and 1
1968 Lake Merced GC Bob Lapic Ed McGenity 7 and 6
1969 Lake Merced GC Dave Shipley Mark Lye 3 and 2
1970 Lake Merced GC Bruce Robertson Mike McGowan 37th hole
1971 Lake Merced GC Mark Hillsinger Paul Kolbus 2 and 1
1972 Lake Merced GC Armando Claudio Pat McGowan 4 and 3
1973 Lake Merced GC Michael Brannan Tom Costello III 2 and 1
1974 Lake Merced GC Tom Costello III John Watson 9 and 8
1975 Lake Merced GC Joe Rassett Tom Randolph 2 and 1
1976 Lake Merced GC Bobby Clampett Chip Dickinson 7 and 6
1977 Lake Merced GC Norman Tello Chris Mills 5 and 4
1978 Lake Merced GC Kevin Orona Ted Engberg 6 and 5
1979 Lake Merced GC Rob Boldt Mike Green 6 and 5
1980 Lake Merced GC Robert Meyer Joe Tamburino, Jr. 11 and 10
1981 Lake Merced GC Ken Miller Grant Bond 5 and 3
1982 Boys Lake Merced GC Tim Loustalot Scott McCarron 3 and 2
1982 Girls Lake Merced GC Karen Zielenski 246

Championship changed to stroke play in 1983:

Year Course Champion Score
1983 Boys Lake Merced GC Mike Fabian 220
1983 Girls Lake Merced GC Kim CAthrein 235
1984 Boys Lake Merced GC Scott Wardrope 229
1984 Girls Lake Merced GC Jean Zedlitz 242
1985 Boys Lake Merced GC Sean Clark 227
1985 Girls Lake Merced GC Dana Arnold 155
1986 Boys Lake Merced GC Mark Waller 233
1986 Girls Lake Merced GC Donna Lippstreu 169
1987 Boys Lake Merced GC Brian Paulson 225
1987 Girls Lake Merced GC Erin Haney 166
1988 Boys Lake Merced GC Russell Humphrey 226
1988 Girls Lake Merced GC Jamille Jose 154
1989 Boys Lake Merced GC Craig Howard 223
1989 Girls Lake Merced GC Jamille Jose 151
1990 Boys Meadow Club Greg Ford 220
1990 Girls Meadow Club Kirsten Krogsrud 159
1991 Boys Meadow Club Matt Bettencourt 209
1991 Girls Meadow Club Dodie Mazzuca 162
1992 Boys Meadow Club Roger Tambellini 218
1992 Girls Meadow Club Danielle LaVoie 154
1993 Boys Meadow Club Joel Kribel 219
1993 Girls Meadow Club Megan Hamilton 160
1994 Boys Meadow Club Danny Paniccia 209
1994 Girls Meadow Club Andrea Cordova 154
1995 Boys Sequoyah CC Tom Hahn 218
1995 Girls Sequoyah CC Elisa Echeverria 168
1996 Boys Orinda CC Todd Miller 218
1996 Girls Orinda CC Heather Bruno 166
1997 Boys Marin CC Jayme Berkowitz 214
1997 Girls Marin CC Stephanie Cheney 160
1998 Boys Lake Merced GC Tom Johnson 218
1998 Girls Lake Merced GC Dorothy Delasin 149
1999 Boys Lake Merced Tom Johnson 219
1999 Girls Lake Merced Ashley Gomes 161
2000 Boys Richmond CC Matthew Kern 216
2000 Girls Richmond CC Erin LaPlaunt 161
2001 Boys Richmond CC Ryan Thornberry 228
2001 Girls Richmond CC Rebecca Lai 166
2002 Boys Brookside CC Patrick Nagle 203
2002 Girls Brookside CC Samantha Trask 148
2003 Boys Lake Merced GC Brian Ward 221
2003 Girls Lake Merced GC Jenelle Gomez 144
2004 Boys Lake Merced GC Robert Galletti 220
2004 Girls Lake Merced GC Taylor Siebert 152
2005 Boys Lake Merced GC Dennis Carson 213
2005 Girls Lake Merced GC Joanne Lee 154
2006 Boys Lake Merced GC Adam Ichikawa 214
2006 Girls Lake Merced GC Jordan Ontiveros 155
2007 Boys Lake Merced GC Sam Smith 217
2007 Girls Lake Merced GC Kristen Allard 156
2008 Boys Lake Merced GC Patrick Grimes 215
2008 Girls Lake Merced GC Mariko Tumangan 144
2009 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Michael Weaver 208
2009 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Haley Andreas 143
2010 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Matt Pinizznoto 210
2010 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Samantha Moyal 149
2011 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Michael Grenz 215
2011 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Clare Sorensen 151
2012 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Taylor Bromley 214
2012 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Lauren Kim 149
2013 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Corey Pereira 213
2013 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Samantha Hutchison 152
2014 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Justin Suh 215
2014 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Jessica Fore 144
2015 Boys Spyglass Hill GC Eddy Lai 214
2015 Girls Spyglass Hill GC Sabrina Iqbal 147
2016 Boys Half Moon Bay GL Thomas Hutchison 211
2016 Girls Half Moon Bay GL Sabrina Iqbal 147