July 23, 2014
Teams looked to earn berths into the upcoming NCGA Associate Club Championship as Sectional qualifying was held at Poppy Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday.
Four teams advanced from three different flights, with players competing on 18-hole combinations of Poppy Ridge’s par-36 Merlot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel courses.
In the Chardonnay/Zinfandel flight, Martinez GA, made up of teammates Roy Cott, Augie Marabuto, Edwin Fortier and John Waite, shared medalist honors with Sunol Valley Player’s after each came in at net 22-under 122.
Sunol Valley Player’s is comprised of Manuel Leal, Chris Lang, George Kong and Perry Lee.
The other two teams earning berths in the Chardonnay/Zinfandel flight were Agilent Technologies GC (124) and Vintage Park GC (126).
In the Merlot/Chardonnay flight, eClub Monterey finished as medalist with a score of 22-under 122. The eClub Monterey team is made up of teammates Clayton Chan, Bruce Kakimoto, Rob Mackay and John Driver.
The other three teams advancing in the Merlot/Chardonnay flight were Sac Regional Par GC (125), University of Cal GC (126) and Sun Grove GC (127).
In the Zinfandel/Merlot flight, Divot Club was medalist with a score of 24-under 120. Divot Club consists of Sam Chun, Matt Barto, Joseph Shaughnessy and Gerald Kosko II.
The other three teams advancing in the Zinfandel/Merlot flight were Two Rivers GC (125), SIR Area 16 Branch 35 (126) and Sac Semi-Pro GA (127).
This year’s Associate Club Championship will be held August 25-26 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills.