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.
Youth on Course member Chanha Kim of Salinas and Junior Tour of Northern California member Bibilani Liu of Cupertino played with the pros in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Champions Challenge at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Over the summer, Bryson DeChambeau and Hannah O’Sullivan gave the NCGA a sweep in the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. This weekend, the U.S. Senior and U.S. Senior Women’s Ams begin. Once again, the NCGA will be well represented. Is a fall sweep on its way too?
Coming off a brilliant season that led to NCAA Player of the Year honors, Stanford junior Maverick McNealy has started off the fall with a bang. His win at the Illini Invitational has propelled him to the No.1 spot in the world rankings.
The JTNC has been a force in recent years at the First Tee Open. Alums Casie Cathrea (2011) and Michelle Xie (2013) both won the Pro-Junior, while Danville’s Joshua McCarthy was set to win last year’s event. That is, until, Christopher Meyers hit one of the greatest shots in Pebble Beach history.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills returns on Friday. What are some of the things to look for with the Champions Tour players?
Rule 2-4 specifies that a concession cannot be declined or withdrawn, but in this case a concession was never made.
The Northern California Golf Association is delighted to announce Joe Huston as its next executive director. Huston succeeds Vaughn Kezirian, who graciously served as the executive director for the past two years.
The Invitational made its first return to Poppy Hills since 2009. Medalist Sean Walsh flirted with the Poppy Hills course record (65) before settling for a 66. On the team front, San Diego State took the title by four strokes over the host Gaels.