April 22, 2014
Plumas Lake Golf and Country Club made it a runaway.
Plumas Lake G&CC shot a 19-under 121, its second straight assault on par, to walk away with a 24 stroke win in the NCGA North Valley Zone Championship at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch.
In Monday’s first round at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course, Plumas Lake G&CC posted a 35-under 109 to take a commanding 14 stroke lead in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team. At Del Monte, the team was a machine, posting 12 eagles, five birdies to go with a par.
The Plumas Lake G&CC squad, made up of Roger Baker, Bernie Taddy, Ronnie Davis and Rick Vardell, had nine eagles, three birdies and three pars at the Ranch. The team even suffered three bogeys, but had plenty of breathing room to easily win the title.
Finishing as runner-up at 30-under 254 was the team from Lake Wildwood Golf Course after a final round 9-under 131.
The Lake Wildwood GC squad, comprised of Danny Naillon, Douglas Dorfmeier, Mike Mckee and Richard Gross, carded four eagles, four birdies and seven pars to go with three bogeys to just hold off co-third place finishers Glenn Golf Course and Arbuckle Golf Club by two strokes.
With their finishes, both Plumas Lake G&CC and Lake Wildwood GC earned automatic berths into the 48th annual NCGA Zone Championship, to be held August 25-26 at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Spyglass Hill.
Glenn GC, made up of Mark Olsen, Joe Van Houtte, Brian Lohse and Jerry Faughn, jumped into the tie for third with a solid final round of 127 that included four eagles and five birdies.
Arbuckle GC, who had entered the finale a stroke behind Lake Wildwood GC, could only manage a 132 due to suffering a pair of double-bogeys on holes No.12 and No.13.
April 21, 2014
Plumas Lake Golf and Country Club will be the team to chase in Tuesday’s final round of the NCGA North Valley Zone Championship.
Plumas Lake G&CC took control of this year’s championship on Monday, posting a stellar 35-under 109 at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
The Plumas Lake G&CC squad, made up of Roger Baker, Bernie Taddy, Ronnie Davis and Rick Vardell, had 12 eagles, five birdies and a par to take a commanding 14 stroke lead over their nearest competition, Lake Wildwood Golf Course.
Lake Wildwood GC, comprised of teammates Danny Naillon, Douglas Dorfmeir, Mike Mckee and Richard Gross, finished the first round at 21-under 123 after carding eight eagles, four birdies and six pars.
Finishing day one at 20-under 124 in a tie for third were the squads from Arbuckle Golf Club and Peach Tree Golf and Country Club.
Arbuckle GC, made up of Rick Strain, Derick Strain, Bill Cobb and Thom Stocking, posted six eagles, seven birdies and four pars but was stung by a bogey on the par-4 11th.
The Peach Tree G&CC squad, comprised of Sean Maskovich, Mike Kelley, Mike Passaglia and Dane Siller, posted seven eagles and eight birdies but slipped with a double-bogey on the 16th.
The two low teams following Tuesday’s second round at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch will advance to the 48th annual NCGA Zone Championship, to be held August 25-26 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill.
Last year, Brooktrails GC won the North Valley Zone title, with Little River Inn Golf Course taking second.