June 24, 2014
Ridge Creek Golf Club of Dinuba pulled off a comeback to remember.
In a classic ham and egg round, Ridge Creek GC members Phil Lozano and Jeff Todd teamed up to post a scintillating 17-under 55 to finish at 26-under 118 and win the 47th annual NCGA Four-Ball Net Championship.
Playing at par-72 Spyglass Hill, Lozano and Todd combined to card four eagles with nine birdies and five pars. Lozano got the duo going by holing out from the greenside bunker on No.2 for a net eagle. Later on No.9, it was Todd’s turn to shine, as he sank a 90-foot putt for a net eagle. Both players birdied the par-3 15th for a net ace.
In Monday’s first round at Del Monte Golf Course, the two longtime friends shot a 9-under 63.
“It was just ham and egg all day,” Lozano said. “We didn’t give a stroke back the entire tournament. If one guy was having a bad hole, the other guy was having at least a pretty good hole.”
In their championship debut last year, the pair finished fifth.
Taking second place at 121 was Sacramento Golf Club (2), who also went deep with a 14-under 58.
Sacramento GC (2), made up of teammates of Nathan and Larry Andreatta, also went bogey free with three eagles and eight pars.
Finishing in third place at 122 was Cherry Island Golf Course of Everta. Cherry Island GC, comprised of teammates James Delavergne and Craig Houghton, went on a birdie binge, posting 11 birdies. Their lone slip was a bogey on the par-3 12th.
Cherry Island GC had entered the final round in first place after an opening 14-under 58 at Del Monte.
Mill Valley GC (George Veh and Gary Burns) took fourth at 125 (62-63). Fifth place went to Wilcox Oaks GC (Don and Ryan Hake) at 126 (61-65).
June 23, 2104
The Cherry Island Golf Course tandem of James Delavergne and Craig Houghton is the team to chase after the first round of the NCGA Four-Ball Net Championship.
On Monday, Delavergne and Houghton combined to shoot 14-under 58 at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey to take the lead in the two-day championship. The two had a pair of eagles (on holes No.5 and No.9) and 11 birdies to go with just one bogey. On their front-nine, the duo shot a blistering net 9-under 27.
Tied for second place at 11-under 61, are the teams of San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club and Wilcox Oaks Golf Club of Redding.
The San Luis Obispo G&CC squad, made up of teammates Chris Eppright and Luke Faber, had three eagles, including two net aces after posting birdies on the par-3 4th and 12th holes. They also carded six birdies but had one bogey.
The Wilcox Oaks GC team, made up of Don Hake and Ryan Hake, had three eagles (holes No.5, No.6 and No.15) with seven birdies and two bogeys.
In a tie for fourth at 62 are the teams from Mill Valley Golf Course (George Veh and Gary Burns) and Mather Golf Course (Bobby McCoy and Mark Collins).
Mill Valley had 11 birdies and a bogey while Mather GC had two eagles, seven birdies and a bogey.
Tuesday’s second round shifts over to par-72 Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach.