Poppy Hills GC / Quail Lodge GC
May 18 – 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
Plumas Lake G&CC took the title at what became a wild NCGA North Valley Zone Championship.
At the end of regulation at Quail Lodge Resort, four teams—Plumas Lake G&CC, Nevada County CC, Buckingham G&CC and Arbuckle GC—all finished tied with two-day scores of 25-under 259. Plumas Lake G&CC won the title outright in the ensuing playoff with a team net score of 9 on the first extra hole. Other teams posted a team net score of 10.
Taking second place after the playoff continued was Arbuckle GC. Both Plumas Lake G&CC and Arbuckle GC earned spots in this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, to be held August 29-29 at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill.
Plumas Lake G&CC, comprised of teammates Jonathan Wheeler, Les Noggle, Brian Tahara and Brian Brooks, shot a 130 in the final round. Arbuckle GC, made up of teammates Thom Stocking, Michael Herrick, Derick Strain and Rick Strain, had a final round 136. They had entered the final round holding a six-shot lead.
May 18, 2017
Arbuckle GC got off to a great start and just kept rolling.
The Arbuckle GC took the first round lead in this year’s annual NCGA North Valley Zone Championship, carding a stellar 19-under 213 Thursday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course. The Arbuckle GC squad, made up of teammates Thom Stocking, Michael Herrick, Derick Strain and Rick Strain, posted seven eagles and five birdies to go against just two bogeys playing in a format that takes the two best net scores per hole of a four-man team.
Tied for second at 129, six shots behind the leaders, are the teams of Plumas Lake G&CC and Ukiah GC. Plumas Lake G&CC, comprised of teammates Jonathan Wheeler, Les Noggle, Brian Tahara and Brian Brooks, had six eagles and four birdies but also three bogeys and a double-bogey. Ukiah GC, made up of teammates Larry Williams, Phil King, Cary Beer and Curt Gordon, posted six eagles and three birdies to go against two bogeys and a double-bogey.
Alone in fourth place at 130 is Yolo Fliers.
The top two teams following Friday’s final round will earn automatic spots into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 28-29 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills. Friday’s final round will see play shift to Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel Valley.