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.
UC Davis men’s golf coach Cy Williams found out about the Junior Tour of Northern California through players he was recruiting. Now, Williams looks to the JTNC as a hot spot for recruiting potential UC Davis players.
NCAA Division I men’s golf returned to Poppy Hills on Monday with the first round of the annual St. Mary’s Invitational. Here’s some scenes from opening day.
NCAA Division I men’s golf returns to Poppy Hills Golf Course with the St. Mary’s Invitational, which begins Monday and runs through Wednesday. Now in its 10th year, the 54-hole Invitational originally was held at Poppy Hills.
NorCal natives Bryson DeChambeau and Maverick McNealy won the Morse Cup together playing for the NCGA at the Pacific Coast Amateur. Then they met at the U.S. Amateur, where DeChambeau got the win. This weekend, they’ll team up again for the U.S. at the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Public golf has always been a mainstay in San Francisco, providing city dwellers the chance to walk the same historic courses that have produced some of the game’s greatest champions.
Davis Love III, who recently became the third oldest player to win on the PGA Tour when he captured the Wyndham Championship, headlines a star-studded field for the upcoming Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills. Admission to the tournament is free.
Former two-time NCGA Player of the Year Ben Geyer hasn’t had nearly the 2015 season he wanted to. But he’s showing signs that the tide is turning. This past weekend he finished T-2 on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.
John Sirman, an influential and important NCGA board member in the 1990s, passed away August 21 at age 72.
With his win at the U.S. Amateur, Bryson DeChambeau joined Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore as the only players to win the title and NCAA Championship in the same year. The last NorCal player to win the U.S. Amateur was Ricky Barnes in 2002.