December 8, 2021
By the time The Farms Golf Club hoisted the trophy at a cold The Links at Spanish Bay, rain had started falling. To add to the mix of extra moisture, The Farms celebrated by uncorking some champagne and giving each other a shower.
The Farms GC (Rancho Santa Fe) won the 2021 California Scratch League crown with a final-round score of 37 points, edging runner-up Sunnyside CC of Fresno by two points. California Scratch League uses a unique format that incorporates Stableford scoring, match play and stroke play. It’s the second title in a row for The Farms.
“We had a great season. It was a collective team effort,” said The Farms captain Jeff Koprivetz. “We’re very excited to have managed to go back-to-back. It came down to the last few holes, and fortunately, it went our way.”
The Farms GC was comprised of teammates Mike Bench, Kevin Carraher, Rob Linehan, Tedd Meyer, Eric Ingersoll, Kyle Mendoza and Koprivetz.
Third place went to Corral de Tierra CC (Salinas) with 29 points. Virginia CC of Long Beach was fourth with 11 points.
December 6, 2021
The Finals are set, with two NorCal teams and two SoCal teams squaring off to win the title at The Links at Spanish Bay.
The two NorCal representatives are Corral de Tierra CC and Sunnyside CC. Representing SoCal will be The Farms GC (Rancho Santa Fe) and Virginia CC (Long Beach).
The event uses a format that incorporates Stableford scoring, match play and stroke play.