July 18, 2014
Harding Park Golf Course came back to finish atop the leaderboard.
Harding Park GC shot a 19-under 121 at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch to finish at 34-under 250 and win the NCGA San Francisco Bay Zone Championship title by seven strokes over runner-up Palo Alto Hills G&CC.
The Harding Park GC squad, made up of teammates Jim Kraft, James Smith, Dave O’Donnell and Bill Selmi, had seven eagles, five birdies, a bogey and one double-bogey. A day earlier, the group had opened with a 15-under 129 at par-72 Del Monte GC.
Palo Alto Hills G&CC also made a run. The Palo Alto Hills G&CC squad, made up of Shantanu Narayen, Padmanabhan Srinagesh, Mark Lamb and Arif Janjua, shot a 14-under 126 to finish at 257 and claim a share of second place with Gleneagles Golf Club.
The Gleneagles GC team, made up of teammates Greg Hall, Jason Pandolfi, Christopher Weber and Jack Yeadaker, shot 11-under 129 after carding four eagles, seven birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.
Palo Alto Hills G&CC and Gleneagles went to a playoff, where Gleaneagles prevailed after making a 35 foot putt for par and draining a 30 foot putt for birdie.
With their finishes, both Harding Park GC and ??? earned automatic berths into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 25-26 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill.
Sharp Park GC and Poplar Creek GC finished in a tie for fourth at 258 after rounds of 126 and 131, respectively.
First round leader Half Moon Bay Golf Links, who had opened with a 24-under 120 at Del Monte GC, shot a second round 2-over 142 at Carmel Valley Ranch.
July 17, 2014
Half Moon Bay Golf Links will head into the second round of the NCGA San Francisco Bay Zone Championship in good shape.
Half Moon Bay GL grabbed the lead in the championship, carding a 24-under 120 Thursday at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.
The Half Moon Bay GL squad, comprised of Craig Hansen, Adam Fink, Dave McLaughlin and Alan Raznick, carded eight eagles and five birdies with no bogeys in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
Poplar Creek GC, made up of teammates Brad Nelson, Frank Cesarz, Fred Chiappe and Raymond Yoschak, is in second at 17-under, seven behind the leaders. Poplar Creek GC had eight eagles, two birdies and three bogeys.
Gleneagles GC, made up of teammates Greg Hall, Jack Yeadaker, Christopher Weber and Jason Pandolfi, is in third place at 128. Gleneagles GC had four eagles, seven birdies and a bogey.
Three teams–Palo Alto GC, Harding Park GC and Stanford University GC–are tied for fourth at 129.
The two low teams will advance to this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 25-26 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill.
Friday’s final round will see play shift to par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch.