April 20, 2016
Spring Creek Golf and Country Club went wire-to-wire to capture the annual NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship.
Spring Creek G&CC posted a final round 17-under 125 at par-71 Quail Lodge Resort to finish at 34-under 248 and defeat runner-up Turlock G&CC by eight shots.
The Spring Creek squad, made up of teammates Sam Vink, Mark Schroen, Larry Richter and Tim Harris, posted seven eagles and four birdies to go against two bogeys and a double-bogey in the finale in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
Turlock G&CC, comprised of teammates John Harrington, Ryne Conder, Jeff Hansen and Larry Walters, shot a final round 129 to come in at 256. Elkhorn GC took third at 258.
Both Spring Creek G&CC and Turlock G&CC earned berths into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 29-30 at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill.