Among those advancing through Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional qualifier at Lake Merced GC and The Olympic Club was Junior Tour of Northern California alum Maverick McNealy.
There’ll of course be some pros, but there’ll also be a number of players with NCGA ties at Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional at Lake Merced and Olympic Club. Here’s a primer heading into the action.
Stanford’s Cameron Wilson joined Sandy Tatum and Tiger Woods as the only Cardinal to earn medalist honors at the NCAA tournament. The lefty won with a birdie in a playoff.
The California Senior Women’s Amateur was held at Poppy Hills on Monday and Tuesday, and players compared it to a U.S. Amateur venue.
The new Poppy Hills made its official tournament debut with the California Senior Women’s Amateur on Monday and Tuesday. Players compared the course to competing on a USGA-prepped venue.
Will Brueckner, shown winning last year’s San Francisco City Championship, captured the individual title at Monday’s NCGA/CIF High School Championships with a 6-under 66. Foothill won a record sixth team title, and third in the last five years.
Frank Pieper (pictured) and Mike Staskus captured the title for their first NCGA victory. The pair finished at 19-under 197, one shy of the tourney record.
Joey Burlison had never broken par. And then the 14-year-old eighth grader shot an 11-under 60.
Historic Sonoma Golf Club, located in Sonoma wine country, has been acquired by golf club operator Escalante. Legend Sam Snead once said that Sonoma Golf Club was his favorite course anywhere.
Frank Pieper and Mike Staskus (pictured) won their first NCGA title at 19-under 197.