Nick Moore, Jim Knoll and Herb Jensen are the 2014-2015 NCGA Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year and Super Senior Player of the Year, respectively.
The NCGA points program now features a Women’s Amateur Tour and Senior Women’s Amateur Tour. The new Tours will officially begin play beginning Oct. 1, 2015.
This summer, Clovis resident Bryson DeChambeau and The Olympic Club member Hannah O’ Sullivan brought the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur trophies, respectively, back to Northern California. Karen Garcia of Cool is two wins away from capturing the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
Poppy Hills continued to make fans out of the Champions Tour players, from Colin Montgomerie to Tom Watson and John Cook.
The annual AT&T Pro-Am has dropped “national” from its name and is now the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Along with a name change, the tournament also has a new logo. The 2016 tournament could also see an influx of new celebrity names.
Rocklin’s Lynne Cowan and Karen Garcia of Cool advanced to Tuesday’s Round of 32.
Lynne Cowan of Rocklin will lead three NorCal players into match play at the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship on Monday. Montreaux CC member David Nelson was the low NCGA match play qualifier at the U.S. Senior Amateur.
Junior Tour of Northern California member Jack Avrit of The First Tee of Central Coast won the Pro-Junior with partner Mark O’Meara. Tom Watson turned back the clock and nearly picked up another win at Pebble Beach.
2011 U.S. Senior Open champ Olin Browne tied the Poppy Hills course record Saturday at The First Tee Open, carding a 6-under 65. St. Mary’s senior Jonathan De Los Reyes shot 65 at the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
The pros are back at Poppy Hills Golf Course for the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Among Friday’s low scores on the NCGA home course were a pair of 68’s from a pair of Scotsmen–Colin Montgomerie and Sandy Lyle.