August 4, 2015
Apple Mountain Golf Ranch came back to win the title at the annual NCGA South Sierra Zone Championship.
Apple Mountain GR shot a final round 10-under 132 at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to come in at 21-under 261, defeating runner-up Sierra Meadows Ranch by two strokes. Both teams earned berths into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 24-25 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill.
The Apple Mountain GR squad, made up of teammates Steve Dringenberg, Heath Dringenberg, Michael Dietz and Michael Dietz Jr., posted four eagles and five birdies to go against two bogeys and a double-bogey in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team. In Monday’s first round at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch, Apple Mountain GR shot an 11-under 129.
Sierra Meadows Ranch had a final round score of 136 to finish at 263. The Sierra Meadows Ranch squad, comprised of teammates Clint Jones, Travis Falany, Fred Phelps and Ed Hart, had three eagles and six birdies to go against two bogeys and a pair of double-bogeys.
Mountain Springs, who took the first round lead with a 125 at Carmel Valley Ranch, fell to third place after a final round 139 that left them at 264.
Lake Tahoe GC and Greenhorn Creek finished T-4 after final rounds of 134 and 139, respectively.
August 3, 2015
Mountain Springs Golf and Country Club is the team to chase after day one of the annual NCGA South Sierra Zone Championship.
Mountain Springs, located in Sonora, shot 15-under 125 Monday at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch to take a two shot lead over Greenhorn Creek and Sierra Meadows Ranch.
The Mountain Springs squad, made up of teammates Joseph Moreno, Jerry Armstrong, Douglas Peters and John Quartarolo, had four eagles and eight birdies to go against just two bogeys in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
Greenhorn Creek, comprised of teammates Mitchell McDaniel, Bill Cloud, William Burr and Tim Miller, had a 127 after penciling in five eagles and four birdies to go against two bogeys. Sierra Meadows Ranch, made up of teammates Clint Jones, Travis Falany, Ed Hart and Fred Phelps, posted four eagles and five birdies with just one bogey for a 127.
Also in the immediate mix is Mount Whitney, who came in at 128 and is alone in fourth place.
Tahoe City and Apple Mountain Golf Ranch are tied for fifth at 129.
The two low teams following Tuesday’s second round will advance to this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 24-25 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills.
Tuesday’s final round will see play shift over to par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch.