December 7-8, 2019
David Guzman and Joshua Eagle were the big winners at the annual NCGA Weekend Net Tour Finals.
Guzman, an E-Club South Bay member who plays out of Summitpointe Golf Club, shot a final round net score of 2-over 72 at par-70 Carmel Valley Ranch to come in at even-par 142, defeating runner-up Chris Ladd of E-Club North Bay by two shots. In Saturday’s opening round at par-72 Bayonet Golf Course, Guzman fired a 70. Ladd had back-to-back rounds of 72.
“I struck the ball very well and hit a lot of greens and fairways,” who’d tied for first in a spring event. “It was a lot of fun.”
Guzman’s win opened the door for Eagle in the season-long Player of the Year race. While he’d finish the Tour Finals in 26th place, Eagle won the Player of the Year crown with a total of 3,204 points. Guzman took second at 3,173 thanks to his victory in the Finals.
Eagle, 27, tallied seven wins on the season—two as an individual and five playing with his dad, Corey.
“I had my ups and downs, but overall more ups than downs,” said Eagle, who carries a 7.9 handicap index.
A member at Brentwood Golf Club, Eagle noted the Tour’s camaraderie and fun formats (including a Skins competition).
“It’s just a lot of fun. Even if you don’t win, you can come out and win Skins,” said Eagle, who played collegiate baseball before turning his attention to golf. “Plus, you play a lot of nice courses in a number of different areas.”