Contra Costa CC
October 24, 2017
The Northern California PGA finally got to hold the Hanna-Wehrman Cup trophy again, while the NCPGA Seniors kept their grasp on the Staedler-Jetter trophy.
Hanna-Wehrman Cup Matches
It was bound to happen at some point. The NCPGA ended an 11-year drought, capturing the Hanna-Wehrman Cup with a tight 10.5-9.5 win over the NCGA on Tuesday at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill.
“I can retire now,” said NCPGA captain Paul Wilcox, who was at the helm for many of the dry years.
Trailing 6-4 after Monday’s opening rounds, the NCPGA flipped the script in Singles play, outscoring their amateur counterparts, 6.5-3.5.
The NCPGA’s charge included wins from Jason Owen, Jason Schmul and Steve Watanabe. The NCGA got victories from Matt Cohn (3 and 2), Garrett Wagner (5 and 3) and Domingo Jojola (3 and 2).
“It was a tough match. They pulled it out at the end,” said NCGA captain Tom Bone.
The NCGA still leads in the overall Hanna-Wehrman Cup series, 24-19-9.
Things held to recent form in the Staedler-Jetter Cup, as the NCPGA rolled to a 17.5-10.5 win, marking their sixth straight victory over the NCGA.
Casey Boyns won his match 3 and 2, while Terry Foreman and Jim Knoll each earned half a point. Knoll was 2-up on Mike Cook heading to the 17th tee. Cook would finish eagle-birdie to get a halve.
The NCGA’s Super Seniors–Frank Pieper, Mark Miller, Herb Jensen and Chuck Richesin–all either won their match or at least halved.
The last time the NCPGA swept both Cup matches was 1996.
“Congratulations to the NCPGA,” Bone said. “Everyone played well.”
The NCGA still leads in the overall Staedler-Jetter Cup series, 14-10-3.
October 23, 2017
The NCGA is in control again, holding a comfy 12-8 lead, but there’s still a day of Singles matches left.
In the morning Chapman Matches, the NCGA and NCPGA would both walk away with five points. There would be three halves before former NCGA Four-Ball champs Bobby Bucey and Brett Viboch got the NCGA going with a 5 and 4 win. The NCPGA came back with a victory of its own from the tandem of Dave Carr and Mitch Lowe.
In the afternoon, Bucey and Viboch, winners of the 2016 NCAG Four-Ball title, cruised to a 4 and 3 win in helping the NCGA build a lead. Also picking up wins for the NCGA were the tandems of Ben Peters and Domingo Jojola and Zachary Solomon and Juan Gonzalez, who both won their matches, 2 and 1.
The NCGA has won the last 11 straight Hanna-Wehrman matches. The NCGA leads in the overall Hanna-Wehrman Cup series, 24-18-9.
The NCGA made an early move, taking a 3-2 lead in the morning Chapman matches. Getting a win for the NCGA seniors was the tandem of James Camiaone and record five-time NCGA Senior Player of the Year Jim Knoll, who won 3 and 2.
Also picking up a 3-2 win for the NCGA was the team of defending Super Senior Player of the Year Gary Vanier and Scott Anderson. Casey Boyns and Jeff Britton also got a 1-up win.
The NCPGA later came back in the afternoon Four-Ball, notching wins by the teams of Jeff Brehaut and Don Thames and Shawn Kelly and Mike Cook.
The NCPGA has won the last five straight Staedler-Jetter matches. The NCGA leads in the overall Staedler-Jetter Cup series, 14-9-3.
October 21, 2017
The Hanna-Wehrman Cup features 10 amateur players representing the NCGA (top players from the previous season’s points list) taking on 10 professional players representing the Northern California PGA in a Ryder Cup-like format. The Staedler-Jetter Cup features 14 amateur players ages 55-over (10 Seniors and four Super Seniors) representing the NCGA (top players from the previous season’s points list) taking on 14 professional players ages 55-over representing the Northern California PGA in a Ryder Cup-like format.
Format: The first day of play in both the Hanna-Wehrman Cup and Staedler-Jetter Cup consists of two rounds—one round of four-ball match play (better ball) and one round of foursome match play (alternate shot). The second day of play’s final rounds consist of singles match play.
The NCGA has won the Hanna-Werhman Cup each of the last 10 years. The NCPGA has won the Staedler-Jetter Cup each of the last four years. The NCGA leads in the overall Hanna-Wehrman Cup series, 23-17-10. The NCGA leads in the overall Staedler-Jetter Cup series, 14-9-3.