June 6, 2014
The South Valley Zone Championship became a two horse race.
Tulare Golf Club came back from two strokes, shooting a 20-under 120 at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch on Friday, to overcome first round leader Riverbend Golf Club and win the South Valley Zone Championship.
The good news for Riverbend is that while it lost the title, both teams earned automatic spots into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 25-26 at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Spyglass Hill.
Tulare GC, made up of Benji Jasmann, Roland Jasmann, Ike Cota and Gilbert Nunes, made its run to the top by carding seven eagles and seven birdies. They’d shoot low enough to overcome a critical double-bogey on the par-4 17th.
On Thursday at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course, Tulare GC had posted a 20-under 124 with eight eagles and four birdies.
Riverbend GC, which had opened with a first round 22-under 122. slipped just enough with a 16-under 124 at Carmel Valley Ranch to open the door for Tulare GC to sneak in.
The Riverbend squad, made up of Reino Siipola, Eddie Zahariades, Luis Martinez and Tim Schinner, had six eagles and six birdies. The big difference in the second was a pair of bogeys coming on No.2 and No.16 and a crucial double-bogey on the par-3 13th.
Placing third at 251, seven strokes behind the winners, was Valley Oaks Golf Club.
Valley Oaks GC, made up of Adam Goltz, David Hoffman, Dev Rahal and Frank Ontiveros, posted six eagles and four birdies but had a double-bogey on the opening 1st.
Coming in at 252, alone in fourth place, following a 13-under 127, was Riverside Golf Club.
The Riverside GC squad, consisting of Rollie Gibson, Thomas Schroer, Jeff Voice and Brad Anderson, had four eagles and seven birdies but also suffered three bogeys.
June 5, 2014
Riverbend Golf Club is the team to chase after the first round of the South Valley Zone Championship.
The Riverbend GC squad, made up of Reino Siipola, Eddie Zahariades, Tim Schinner and Luis Martinez, opened play at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course with a first round 22-under 122.
The group rang up six eagles and eight birdies, with four of their eagles coming on the back-nine.
In second place, in at 20-under 124, is Tulare Golf Club. which is comprised of teammates Benji Jasmann, Ike Cota, Roland Jasmann and Gilbert Nunes.
The Tulare squad had no bogeys with eight eagles and four birdies. The group had three straight eagles on holes No.6 through No.8.
Just three strokes behind the leaders is Riverside Golf Club, which shot 125. The Riverside GC squad, made up of teammates Rollie Gibson, Brad Anderson, Thomas Schroer and Jeff Voice, had seven eagles and six birdies but also carded a bogey and double-bogey.
In at 127, five behind the leaders are Valley Oaks Golf Club and River Island Country Club.
Friday’s final round will be held at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch.
The two low teams will advance to the NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 25-26 at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Spyglass Hill.