Poppy Ridge GC
July 6-7, 2013
LIVERMORE – The 16th Annual NCGA Parent/Child Championship proved to be a success as it celebrated some familiar champions and new champions across the board. Additionally, the demanding alternate-shot format didn’t provide too many problems for the 35 teams participating among three different flights as a fourth of the teams posted net under-par 36-hole totals.
In the president flight, Jason and David Marks successfully defended their title, firing a 36-hole net score of 138, six-under-par. Opening with an even-par score of 72 on Saturday, the Marks went low with a six-under-par 66 on Sunday to seize first place and win a second straight title.
Finishing in second place were Dave and Kate Swanson with a 36-hole net score of 140, four-under-par. The Swansons, who won the secretary flight last year, nearly won a second straight title in a different flight with rounds of 71 and 69. Bill and Andrew Whelan came in third place in the president flight with a 36-hole score of even-par 144. After starting the final round alone in fourth place at two-over-par, the Whelans teamed up for a nice finish a two-under-par 70 to capture third place.
Firing the lowest score of all teams in the tournament came in the director flight as Dalvinder and Navdeep Sanghera posted a 36-hole net score of 132, 12-under-par. After opening with a one-under-par 71 on Saturday, the Sangheras started Sunday’s final round in a tie for third place, but that’s when things started to click. The duo flirted with a sub-60 round scoring three net eagles and seven net birdies, but also took two net bogeys to post a net 61.
Coming up short of defending their director flight title, and instead finished as runner-ups were Dan and Tim Lakoski at 137, seven-under-par. The Lakoskis looked to be in stellar position to win again after an opening round of three-under-par 69, and the duo must have felt as if they did enough after a final round of four-under-par 68, but the Sangheras’ score was just too low. Earning third place after two solid rounds were Jeff and Jeffery Johnston with a 36-hole score of 138, six-under-par. The Johnstons also put together back-to-back under-par rounds, opening with a one-under-par 71 and closing with a five-under-par 67.
The secretary flight was won by Walt and Travis Chrupalo, who fired a 36-hole net score of 135, nine-under-par to take a two-shot victory. The Chrupalos began the final round in a three-way tie for first after opening with a four-under-par 68, but the duo was the only pair among the co-leaders to improve on Sunday, scoring a five-under-par 67.
Fellow first round co-leaders Eric and Lin Weng took second place following their first round 68 with a three-under-par 69 to finish at 137, seven-under-par. In third place finishing at 139, five-under-par were Mark and Alex Rosenbaum, who had rounds of 71 and 68. The Rosenbaums leapfrogged three other teams to finish in third place, having started the day in sixth place.