August 26, 2014
Tulare Golf Course’s journey ended at the summit.
Tulare Golf Course shot 19-under 125, its second straight score of 19-under, to capture the 48th annual NCGA Zone Championship title Tuesday at par-72 Spyglass Hill. Tulare GC finished the two-day, 36-hole event with a total score of 38-under 248.
Finishing second in the championship was Dairy Creek Golf Course, who had a final round 126 to come in at 253 in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
“It feels good to win,” said Tulare GC member Gilbert Nunes. “We all chipped in.”
It was a chip that put Tulare GC in the Zone mix in the first place. During the original qualifier at their home course, Ike Cota chipped in for eagle on the 18th to put the team in a playoff. They’d win the playoff on the first hole securing their berth in the zone tournament.
A day after shooting 123 at par-71 Poppy Hills despite two bogeys, Tulare GC, which also features the father-son duo of Roland and Benji Jasmann, had four eagles, 11 birdies and zero bogeys at Spyglass Hill.
In their round at Poppy Hills, Benji Jasmann, an 8 handicap, posted a 70 on his own ball.
“We were ham and egging it,” Roland Jasmann said. “The first day it was Benji. The second day everyone showed up.”
Dairy Creek GC, which had entered the final round four behind Tulare GC, wasn’t able to make up any ground. The Dairy Creek GC squad, made up of Greg Dzuba, Nick Taylor, Dan Miller and Chris Eppright, did muster up four eagles and six birdies, but the rest of their eight holes would be all pars.
Finishing in a tie for third at 258, 10 shots behind the winners, were Plumas Lake Golf and Country Club, Meadowood Napa Valley GC and San Jose CC.
Plumas Lake G&CC, made up of Roger Baker, Bernie Taddy, Ronnie Davis and Rick Vardell, had a final round 125. Meadowood Napa Valley GC, comprised of Allan Armstrong, Ben Hill, Trent Moffett and Richard Wilson, shot 128. San Jose CC (Daryl Ishizaki, Glenn Tachibana, Mike Avery and David Farwell), which was in second place after the first round, fell back with a 132.
Atascadero GC and Harding Park GC finished tied for sixth at 259 after final rounds of 125 and 129, respectively.
August 25, 2014
Tulare Golf Course is the team to chase at the annual NCGA Zone Championship.
The Tulare GC squad took the first round lead on Monday, posting a 19-under 123 at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course.
Comprised of teammates Benji Jasmann, Roland Jasmann, Gilbert Nunes and Ike Cota, Tulare GC made its push with six eagles, seven birdies and two bogeys in a format that that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team. During a stretch from holes No.8 to No.10, the squad posted three consecutive eagles.
Benji Jasmann paved the way for Tulare GC. Playing to an 8 handicap index, Jasmann shot 70 on his own ball.
Coming in at 126, three behind the leaders, was San Jose Country Club. San Jose CC, made up of teammates Daryl Ishizaki, Glenn Tachibana, Mike Avery and David Farwell, had six eagles, five birdies and three bogeys. They’d finish their round with three straight eagles from holes No.16 through No.18.
In third place, four behind at 127 is Dairy Creek Golf Course. The Dairy Creek GC team, made up of Greg Dzuba, Nick Taylor, Dan Miller and Chris Eppright, bagged five eagles and five birdies but also had a bogey.
Currently tied for fourth at 130 are Harding Park Golf Course and Meadowood Napa Valley GC. Harding Park’s round featured six eagles and three birdies but the team also had two bogeys and a double-bogey. Meadowood Napa Valley GC posted seven eagles and two birdies but also carded three bogeys and a double-bogey.
For Tuesday’s second round, play will shift over to par-72 Spyglass Hill.