54th NCGA Zone Championship | Poppy Hills/Spyglass Hill | August 31-September 1, 2020
First played in 1967, the NCGA Zone Championship is a four-person team event for regular clubs. Fourteen regional championships are staged with the champion and runner-up qualifying for the final championship at the end of August. Plumas Lake G&CC holds the record for the most wins with three (2008, 2010 & 2019). Four clubs have won twice: Palo Alto Hills (1968, 1970), Del Rio G&CC (1969, 2013), Kings CC (1977, 2003) and Churn Creek GC (1993, 2012). No club has ever repeated as champion.
REGIONAL ZONE QUALIFYING: Poppy Hills GC & Carmel Valley Ranch GC
Regional Zone qualifying will play one round at Poppy Hills GC and one round at Carmel Valley Ranch GC. The dates for each Regional Zone rotate throughout the calendar on an annual basis.
The top two teams from each Regional Zone will return August 31 – September 1, 2020 for the championship at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill GC.
Club Zone Chart (Which Zone does your club belong to?)
|Zone||Entry Close||Tournament Date||Courses|
|Sacramento||3/15||4/6 – 4/7||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|South Bay||3/15||4/6 – 4/7||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|Northeast Bay||3/22||4/13 – 4/14||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|East Sacramento||3/22||4/13 – 4/14||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|North||4/5||4/27 – 4/28||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|North Bay||4/5||4/27 – 4/28||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|East Bay||4/19||5/13 – 5/14||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|South Valley||4/19||5/13 – 5/14||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|San Francisco Bay||5/17||6/8 – 6/9||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|South Coast||5/17||6/8 – 6/9||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|North Valley||6/28||7/20 – 7/21||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|Central Valley||6/28||7/20 – 7/21||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|South Sierra||7/12||8/3 – 8/4||Carmel Valley Ranch / Poppy Hills|
|North Sierra||7/12||8/3 – 8/4||Poppy Hills / Carmel Valley Ranch|
|Zone Championship||8/31 – 9/1||Poppy Hills / Spyglass Hill|
ENTRY FEE: $640 per team.
ELIGIBILITY: NCGA regular member clubs only may send one team to their specified Regional Zone. Multi-members can only represent one club. Players must have reached their 18th birthday on or before August 31, 2020 and have a numeric handicap index listed on their club’s master report on the date of registration.
FORMAT: Best two balls of four. Play will be 85% of the course handicap using a maximum handicap index of 18.4 for calculation. All players with valid handicap indexes, including those of 18.5 or above, are eligible but must play to a maximum current handicap index of 18.4.
NOTE: Clubs are not required to hold qualifying to send a team. If a club has four members interested in playing, the club may send the team.
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Plumas Lake GC went wire-to-wire at the annual NCGA Zone Championship. The Plumas Lake GC squad, made up of teammates Les Noggle, Brian Tahara, R.F. Martin and Mike Biehle, carded a final round 22-under 120 Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills to come in at 40-under 246 to defeat runner-up Monterey Pines GC by four shots. Read Full 2019 Recap
Benbow GC came back to win the title at what was the 52nd annual NCGA Zone Championship. The Benbow GC team fired a final round 19-under 125 Tuesday at par-72 Spyglass Hill to beat runner-up Vallejo GC by three shots Read Full 2018 Recap
|1967||North Ridge CC||61-60-121|
|1968||Palo Alto Hills GCC||61-69-120|
|1969||*Del Rio GCC||60-56-116|
|1970||Palo Alto Hills GCC||61-60-121|
|1971||*Whitney Ranch National GC||60-56-116|
|1973||Butte Creek CC||61-62-122|
|1975||Palm Lakes GC||57-62-119|
|1976||Selma Valley GC||60-64-124|
|1978||Sunset Whitney GC||61-63-124|
|1981||Rancho Del Rey GC||61-64-125|
|1983||Gold Hills GC||61-64-125|
|1984||Cobb Meadows GC||60-58-118|
|1985||Vineyard Knolls GC||66-58-124|
|1987||Fort Washington GCC||63-61-124|
|1988||Corral de Tierra CC||62-57-119|
|1989||Boulder Creek GC||60-61-121|
|1990||Swenson Park GC||57-57-114|
|1991||Bing Maloney GC||61-59-120|
|1993||Churn Creek GC||124-121-245|
|1996||Valley Oaks GC||114-118-232|
|1997||Cherry Island GC||118-120-238|
|2000||Sierra View of Visalia||124-122-246|
|2005||Redwood Empire GCC||124-124-248|
|2008||Plumas Lake GCC||123-123-246|
|2009||Monterey Peninsula CC||130-124-254|
|2010||Plumas Lake GCC||119-138-257|
|2012||Churn Creek GC||124-120-244|
|2013||Del Rio GCC||125-119-244|
|2015||Dairy Creek GC||125-129-254|
|2017||Fresno Airways GC||125-121-246|
|2019||Plumas Lake GC||126-120-246|