March 27, 2015
Spots in the upcoming NCGA Public Links Championship and Public Links Net Championship were on the line as eight qualifiers were held at eight different sites on Thursday.
In a Public Links Championship qualifier held at Castle Oaks GC, Robert Levin of Wildhawk Players Association and AmateurGolf.com member Tanner Choate led the way with matching scores of 72. Overall, there were six automatic spots in the qualifier at Castle Oaks.
Up in Sacramento in a qualifier at Haggin Oaks GC, there was also a tie for low score, as both Sacamento GC member Cody Moore and Ancil Hoffman GC member Jeff Johnson each came in with identical scores of 73. The qualifier at Haggin Oaks had 11 spots available.
Over at Poppy Ridge GC, there were a pair of qualifiers. One held on the 9-hole Zinfandel and Chardonnay courses resulted in Google GC member Alexander Heldt claiming medalist honors with a 76. The other Poppy Ridge qualifier, which featured play on the Zinfandel and Merlot courses, saw Las Positas GC member Robert Fulton and Poppy Ridge GC member Michael Shaw come in with matching low scores of 78. The Poppy Ridge qualifiers combined allotted eight automatic spots into the championship proper.
Another pair of qualifiers were also held at Rancho Canada GC in Carmel Valley and Riverside GC in Fresno. In the qualifier at Rancho Canada GC, Jonathan Purcell of Los Lagos GC and Troy Baumgardner of Caddy Club of Pebble Beach both came in with identical low scores of 74. At the qualifier at Riverside GC, Nate Jessup of River Island GC went low, carding a stellar 68.
Over at Shoreline GL, Tony Ralph of Santa Teresa GC and Michael John Mulhearn of Poplar Creek GC shared low score honors with matching 75’s.
In qualifying for the Public Links Net Championship, Gary Glendenning of Creekside GC posted a stellar 62 while playing the Zinfandel and Merlot layouts at Poppy Ridge. Also going low was Riverside of Fresno GC member Manuel Herrera, who shot a 64 at Riverside GC.
This year’s NCGA Public Links Championship will tee off April 27-28 at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill. The NCGA Public Links Net Championship will be held April 27-28 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills.