A player from the north once again won the SCGA Senior Championship. Gary Vanier took his second title in two years on Wednesday. Jeff Burda won the event last year and in 2011.
The 81 juniors who will play in this year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills were named on Wednesday on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Show. The event features Champions Tour members playing side-by-side with some of the best juniors in the country.
Los Altos resident Simar Singh came through in the clutch, defeating No.1 seed Yealimi Noh on the 19th hole to win the title at Quail Lodge Resort.
Shotaro Ban won the title at Lake Merced GC
The USGA isn’t the only one who likes a creative course set-up. For at least a day, the par-3 8th hole at Lake Merced GC, which normally plays at 206 yards from the back tees, was turned into a pitch-and-putt playing at just over 100 yards.
Tom Watson had a birdie putt at the last to shoot his age, but was ecstatic to shoot 4-under 66 at a Del Paso course that he said has the toughest Open rough he’s ever seen.
The story of how a seven-handicapper set a course record 12-under 60 at Fortuna’s Redwood Empire Golf Course in Humboldt County By Paul DeMark The golf feat was so stunning all Rob Mandell could do was scream. Mandell had just sunk a five-foot putt on the 18th hole to shoot a 12-under-par 60 at Redwood Empire…
This week’s U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento won’t look anything like what we just saw at Chambers Bay. But it nearly did.
The 4th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club will play in a pivotal role in determining the winner at this week’s California Amateur Championship. What is it that makes the hole so tough?
Cal senior Shotaro Ban defeated 17-year-old Joshua Sedeno of Roseville, 5 and 4, to win the title. Ban is the first Cal player to win the prestigious championship.