June 1, 2018
Diablo Grande GC took the title in dramatic fashion.
Diablo Grande GC shot a final round 10-under 130 to come in at 18-under 264 and defeated Elkhorn GC in a sudden-death playoff to win the annual NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship. Both teams earned automatic spots into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 27-28 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills.
Playing at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch, the Diablo Grande squad, made up of teammates Ryan Rojas, Gary Rojas, Ryan Matthews and Shane Munro, posted three eagles and seven birdies to go against a bogey and two double-bogeys playing in a format that takes the two best net scores of a four-man team.
Elkhorn GC shot a final round 134.
Third place went to Manteca GC at 265.
May 31, 2018
Elkhorn GC is the team to catch after day one of the annual NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship.
Elkhorn GC shot a first round leading 12-under 130 in Thursday’s first round at par-71 Poppy Hills GC. The Elkhorn GC squad, made up of teammates Randy Whiteman, Merle Gooler, Gregory Garcia and Michael Gormley, posted six eagles and three birdies to go against two bogeys and a double-bogey.
Alone in second place at 131 is Manteca GC. Spring Creek G&CC is in third place at 132.
Only the two low teams will earn automatic spots into this year’s NCGA Zone Championship, slated for August 27-28 at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills. Friday’s final round will see play shift over to par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch.