NCGA Alum Brandon Harkins Wins TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational
Nov. 22, 2021
Lafayette native and Chico State alum Brandon Harkins can call himself a Pebble Beach champion.
On Sunday, the 35-year-old Harkins, who honed his game competing in NCGA tournaments and was profiled in the 2018 Fall issue of NCGA Golf Magazine, carded a final round 6-under 66 that included a back-nine 28 at Pebble Beach Golf Links to win the 50th annual TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational. The Invitational is the world’s only tournament that pits players from the PGA, LPGA, PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tours against each other.
Harkins would finish the 72-hole event, held at The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach, with a total of 21-under 267 to edge co-runners-up Harry Hall and Alex Cejka by two strokes.
NCGA alums Justin Suh, a former No.1-world ranked amateur, and Isaiah Salinda, the 2018 Pacific Coast Amateur champion, finished 4th and T-5, respectively.
Former two-time NCGA Player of the Year Matt Bettencourt also cracked the top 10, placing ninth at 277.
The low LPGA Tour player was Brittany Lincicome, who came in 7th at 275. The only female to ever win the event is NCGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, who beat the field in 1990.