June 3, 2014
Santa Cruz’s Neil Duffy pulled away from the competition at the 14th annual Apple City Senior Championship at Spring Hills Golf Course by firing a 68 for a 139 total and nine-stroke victory on Sunday.
It was Duffy’s second Apple City title. He also won in 2012, as reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Pacific Grove’s Ken Noonan closed with 76 for a 148 total and second place. Carmel’s Frank Pieper was third. Pieper, who won the event in 2011 and recently won the NCGA Senior Four-Ball title with partner Mike Staskus (the pair’s first NCGA titles), shot 75 in the second round for 149 overall.
Santa Cruz’s Bill Ratto and Fremont’s Jay Guerin each finished with 154 totals. Ratto was awarded fourth place on a card-off after firing a 78 in the final round. Guerin, the 2003 event winner, shot 79.