54th NCGA Four-Ball Championship | Spyglass Hill GC | May 7-9, 2021
The NCGA Four-Ball Championship began in 1967 at Spyglass Hill golf course and has been played at the Robert Trent Jones layout ever since. The 54-hole competition consists of two-man teams in which both players play their own ball and the lowest score of the two is counted on each hole.
Only five teams have ever won the event more than once, with Tom Culligan III and Dan James (1968/1975), Casey Boyns and Joey Ferrari (1994/1996), Darryl Donovan and Randy Haag (2000/2010), Ryan Sloane and Taylor Travis (2008-2009) and Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler (2013/2014). Haag has won the event a record four times as an individual, playing with Donovan (2000, 2010) and Bob Blomberg (1987, 1993).
The lowest 18-hole score ever posted was 62 by RC Orr and Scott Roak (2011), Brett Viboch and Bobby Bucey (2016) and Nick Moore and Matt Cohn (2016). The lowest 54-hole total of 195 was recorded in 2016 by Bobby Bucey and Brett Viboch.
In recent years, more than 200 teams have attempted to qualify for the championship which is played annually in early May.
ENTRIES CLOSE: March 21, 2021
ENTRY FEE: $360 per team. Exempt teams pay an additional $60 per team.
QUALIFYING for the 2021 NCGA Four-Ball Championship takes place April 14-18 at the following courses:
Poppy Ridge GC (April 14) | Crystal Springs GC (April 15) | Ancil Hoffman GC (April 16) | Paradise Valley GC (April 16) | San Juan Oaks GC (April 18)
ELIGIBILITY: Players have a numeric handicap index on their club’s Master Report of 5.4 or less on the date of registration. Partners need not be members of the same club. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a round.
FORMAT: 18 holes qualifying four-ball stroke play. 88 teams, including exempts, advance to the championship. The championship proper will be 54 holes of four-ball stroke play, 18 holes per day. After 36 holes, the field is cut to 40 teams and ties.
EXEMPTIONS: Both partners must meet eligibility requirements, holding a handicap index of 5.4 or less. Each exempt team is required to submit an entry prior to the closing date. 2021 Four-Ball Exemptions
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A pair of Tigers came up the biggest when it counted the most. University of Pacific seniors and Youth on Course alums Austin Fox and Casey Scott came roaring out of the gates and never looked back, posting a final round 8-under 64 Sunday to capture the annual NCGA Four-Ball Championship at par-72 Spyglass Hill. The duo finished with a 54-hole total of 18-under 198 to defeat tough luck runner-ups Jason Anthony and Randy Haag. Read Full 2019 Recap | View 2019 Photo Gallery
Jeffrey Yamaguchi and Michael Jura were clutch when it mattered the most. The CSU-Stanislaus teammates played their last four holes at 2-under en route to a final round 3-under 69 to win the annual NCGA Four-Ball Championship by a shot over the runner-up team of Randy Haag and Jason Anthony on a breezy Sunday at par-72 Spyglass Hill. While they’ve both won NCGA junior events, it was the first time Yamaguchi and Jura have won an NCGA championship. Read Full 2018 Recap | View 2018 Photo Gallery
|1967||Ross Randall and Bob Smith.||75-69-69—213|
|1968||Tom Culligan III and Dan James||74-68-72—214|
|1969||Tom Culligan III and Terry Small||69-70-71—210|
|1970||Artie McNickle and Dennis Braden||70-69-70—209|
|1971||Doug Nelson and Skip Thompson||70-69-72—211|
|1972||Bob Enslow and Sandy Galbraith||70-68-72—210|
|1973||Mike Brannan and Jim Lathum||69-71-69—209|
|1974||Sandy Gillespie and Gary Conti||69-69-72—210|
|1975||Tom Culligan III and Dan James||70-72-70—212|
|1976||Scott Hoyt and Mike Barr||74-69-71—214|
|1977||Roger Armstrong and Steve Gazzaneo||64-71-74—209|
|1978||Dana Booth and Mike Chapman||67-64-73—204|
|1979||Larry Cartmill and Tom Castello||72-71-69—212|
|1980||David Larson and Matt Bloom||71-71-71—213|
|1981||Armando Claudio and Joe Tamburino||71-71-71—213|
|1982||Bill Corbett and John Susko||70-73-72—215|
|1983||Michael Blewitt and Dan Thurston||71-74-68—213|
|1984||Guy Bill and Bill Malley||72-73-69—214|
|1985||Rick Gordon and Bill Paulson||72-67-73—212|
|1986||Michael Barr and Conrad Nilmeier||70-74-69—213|
|1987||Bob Blomberg and Randy Haag||69-72-72—213|
|1988||Tom Culligan and Bob Callan||73-68-70—211|
|1989||Ken Webb and Jeff Burda||68-69-70—207|
|1990||Robert Olds and Scott Anderson||68-70-68—206|
|1991||Mike Lane and Jeff Thomas||70-69-69—208|
|1992||Tad Buchanan and George Kelley||73-65-71—209|
|1993||Bob Blomberg and Randy Haag||68-68-68—204|
|1994||Casey Boyns and Joey Ferrari||69-67-67—203|
|1995||Joel Kribel and Andy Barnes||69-72-67—208|
|1996||Casey Boyns and Joey Ferrari||69-70-70—209|
|1997||Cliff Davis and Eddie Davis||70-71-68—209|
|1998||Brady Stockton and Matt Larson||68-71-68—207|
|1999||Scott Watson and Ray Otis||71-69-70—210|
|2000||Darryl Donovan and Randy Haag||66-66-71—203|
|2001||Robert Hamilton and Phil Cuthbertson||69-64-67—200|
|2002||Phillip Huff and Rob Martin||67-69-69—205|
|2003||Todd Barsotti and Jeff Wilson||66-66-65—197|
|2004||Jason Boyd and Scott Gordon||67-64-66—197|
|2005||Scott Hardy and Rick Reinsberg||68-63-68—199|
|2006||Cliff Smith and Jamie Looper||70-71-66—207|
|2007||Kevin Kobalter and Zack Miller||67-66-73—206|
|2008||Taylor Travis and Ryan Sloane||65-66-69—200|
|2009||Taylor Travis and Ryan Sloane||67-69-66—202|
|2010||Darryl Donovan and Randy Haag||69-66-79—204|
|2011||Jason Higton and J.R. Becko||68-68-69—205|
|2012||Russell Humphrey and James Watt||66-70-69—205|
|2013||Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler||68-65-67—200|
|2014||Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler||71-67-69—207|
|2015||Scott Raber and Ben Corfee||69-64-66—199|
|2016||Bobby Bucey and Brett Viboch||69-62-64—195|
|2017||Grady Smith and Cole Nygren||64-66-68—198|
|2018||Michael Jura and Jeffrey Yamaguchi||69-67-69—205|
|2019||Austin Fox and Casey Scott||68-66-64—198|