April 11, 2013
Qualifying Results (Unofficial Until Score Cards are Verified by NCGA Staff)
Eagle Ridge GC – Player Information – Pairings
Metropolitan GL – Player Information – Pairings
Rancho Canada GC – Player Information – Pairings
Riverbend GC – Player Information – Pairings
Rooster Run GC – Player Information – Pairings
Teal Bend GC – Player Information – Pairings
PEBBLE BEACH – Thursday was not only Masters’ Thursday, it was also NCGA Four-Ball qualifying for more than 100 two-man teams in Northern California. Players attempted to qualify at six different sites and by day’s end 83 teams had punched a ticket to next month’s championship at Spyglass Hill GC.
The low score of the day came at Metropolitan GL in Oakland, where John Sawin and Robert Grube teamed up to fire a nine-under par 63. Sawin and Grube were one of 19 teams to qualify from Metropolitan GL, a site where all qualifying teams had to shoot under par scores and in some cases that wasn’t even enough as several teams came in with a one-under par score of 71. Teams of Cesar Kisielewski and Kevin Bodlovich, Nelson Martinez and Casey Howard, and Gavin Owen and Brandon McNally were on the fortuitous side of 71, while teams of Tom Harmon and Corey Houston, Kip Yaughn and Garrett Fogel, and Dale Bouguennec and George Erbez were on the losing side of 71, earning alternate spots, respectively.
The largest qualifier of the day was held at Teal Bend GC in Sacramento, where 21 teams earned a spot in the championship. The team leading the way was Joshua Stone and Tyler Leeworthy, who posted a seven-under par 65. Gary Dunn and Cameron Champ followed closely behind with a six-under score of 66, while third place went to Scott Watson and Christopher Johnson at five-under 67.
Eagle Ridge GC in Gilroy saw 14 teams qualify to the championship on Thursday, in the highest scoring qualifier. Two teams tied for the low score at three-under par 69: Daniel and Mark Griffiths, and Greg Ford and Matthew Costello. They were followed by three teams at two-under par 70, David Rathjen and John Skurla, Matt Levander and Chris Whalen, and Tom Rahe and Josh Johnson. Two more teams qualified at one-under par 71, while the final seven teams qualified with an even-par 72, with no scorecard playoffs needed. Three teams at one-over par 73 earned the alternate spots, respectively.
The biggest separation from lowest qualifying score to subsequent qualifying scores came at Petaluma’s Rooster Run GC. There, Eric Ash and Kyle Listar dominated with a seven-under par score of 65 to be one of 11 qualifying teams from the site. Their closest competitors were five teams who finished tied for second at two-under par 70: Jeff Rowan and Roderick Stewart, Kevin Kobalter and Scott Lance, John Heliotes and Martin Bugarin, Kevin Collins and Jeffery Haluska, and Ryan Mitchell and Greg Edwards. Rooster Run was also the only course, which allotted spots with over par scores as Brett Lunde and Graham Beard, and Joseph Schiebold and Wayne Ahlstrom qualified with a score of one-over par 73.
The two smallest qualifiers were held at Carmel Valley’s Rancho Canada and Riverbend GC in Madera, which each had nine teams qualify. At Rancho Canada four teams tied for the top spot at four-under par 67: Jeff De Roza and Travis Stephens, Brian Jones and Steven Christobel, Matt Ogden and Ray Richards, and Ron Siskey and Kenny Miller. Conversely, at Riverbend GC one team took top honor firing a five-under par 67, Corey Barnes and Kevin Martin. Three teams tied for second place at three-under par 69: Mike Stieler and Danny Paniccia, Steve Daniele and Michael Unquez, and Mike Furlong and Andrew Bonner.
The 47th Annual NCGA Four-Ball Championship will take place at Spyglass Hill GC May 10-12. Results are unofficial until all scorecards are verified by the NCGA championships and events department.