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Poppy Ridge GC

October 14-15, 2019

Player Information / Pairings / Results

**Pairings will be released one week prior to the tournament**

October 15, 2019

Big Sur Flight

Michael Culy took the title, carding a final round 5-under 67 to come in at 7-under 137. Second place went to Eric Jarvis at 139 after a 67. Tony Potter and Bob Volk each placed third at 141. Volk was awarded third place in a card-off.

Golden Gate Flight

Steve Nicholson took the title in dramatic fashion, winning by one over Billy Witt. Nicholson came in at 130 after a final round 166. Witt shot a final round 65 to finish at 131. Third place went to Bob Ireland at 136 after a 67.

Yosemite Flight

William Borden took the title, shooting a final round 69 to come in at 137. He’d edge three players—Kerry Collins, Jose Grayson and Rick Thomas–by a shot. Collins was awarded second place following a card-off (low back-nine score). Grayson earned third place in another card-off.

October 14, 2019

Big Sur Flight

Steve Anderson of Creekside Golf Club is the early leader after posting a 6-under 66 Monday at par-72 Poppy Ridge GC. Brian Healy and Anthony Marquez are tied for second, three shots back, at 69.

Golden Gate Flight

Steve Nicholson jumped into the lead with a solid 8-under 64. Adrian Bradshaw and Billy Witt are tied for second at 66.

Yosemite Flight

Jeremy Clay is the person to chase after opening with a first round leading 67. Three players–Carl Thoreson, William Borden and Cliff Vanover—are tied for second at 68.

First played in 1994, the NCGA Net Amateur Championship is an individual handicap event for NCGA members of regular clubs. It is contested in three flights divided by handicap index. The championship rotates every year between Poppy Hills GC and Poppy Ridge GC.

Merced Golf & Country Club

October 14 – 15, 2019

Player Information Sheet / Pairings / Results 

October 15, 2019

Monterey Peninsula Country Club member Frank Pieper already had an NCGA Super Senior Amateur Match Play title under his belt. In fact, he had two.

Now, he’s also got a stroke play crown.

The 69-year-old shot a final round even par-72 and held off charges from co-runners-up Jeff Burda and Herb Jensen to win the annual NCGA Super Senior Championship by one on a sunny Tuesday at par-72 Merced Golf and Country Club. For Pieper, the son of amateur legend Ernie Pieper, it’s his fourth career NCGA crown. He also won the NCGA Senior Four-Ball crown in 2014 playing with Mike Staskus.

“It means a lot to me,” said Pieper, who finished with a two-day, 36-hole total of 4-under par 140. “It’s a big tournament and a good start to the new (points) year.”

He certainly earned it. A day after opening with a stellar 68, Pieper was the epitome of steady down the stretch, carding 10 straight pars to close out play. The pars were huge, as both Burda and Jensen did their best to catch the leader before falling a stroke short at 141.

The 2018 champion, Burda could’ve tied Pieper in regulation but missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th leaving him with a 71. Just moments earlier, Pieper’s 20-foot birdie try had lipped out.

Jensen, meanwhile, who won the event in 2014, also made a run with a final round 69. He’d birdie the 17th to get within one but had to settle for a par on 18. Jensen (pictured below) would win the Legends title for players age 70-over.

Two holes earlier on the 16th, Pieper had come up with a critical up-and-down for par after hitting into the hazard. On the 15th, Burda had crept within one shot with a birdie.

“I hit the ball well and got up-and-down when I missed greens,” Pieper said. “That up-and-down on 16 was really key.”

Along with getting to celebrate now, Pieper had another reason to smile. In winning, he earned an automatic exemption into the 2020 California Senior Amateur, which will be contested on his home turf at MPCC.

“I really wanted to play in that event because it’s at MPCC,” Pieper said. “Maybe that’s my swan song.”


October 14, 2019

The leaderboard is crowded with familar names after day one of the annual NCGA Super Senior Championship at par-72 Merced Golf and Country Club.

Sharing the lead after a pair of 68’s on Monday are Monterey Peninsula CC member Frank Pieper and E-Club Sacramento member Greg Durst.

Pieper, winner of the 2016 and 2017 NCGA Amateur Super Senior Match Play Championship, was flawless, posting four birdies and 14 pars. Durst, meanwhile, carded seven birdies which helped offset a bogey and double-bogey. Durst would post a front-nine 32.

Just two shots behind the leaders is defending champion Jeff Burda. Burda, who’s trying for what would be a record-tying 10th NCGA Senior crown, penciled in four birdies and two bogeys. With a win, Burda would also join Gary Vanier as the only two-time champions of the event. Vanier won titles in 2015 and 2017.

Three players–Herb Jensen, James Camaione and David Ujihara—are T-4 at 72. Jensen won the title in 2014.

Tuesday’s second round will tee off at 8 a.m.



October 11, 2019 

The Super Senior Championship was created to give golfers 65 and older their own championship. The first championship was held in 2010 with Gene Ackerman winning the inaugural event, firing a 36-hole score of 147 at Merced GCC. The championship is a 400-point event for the Senior Player of the Year race. Dennis Younglove set the single round championship record in 2014, shooting a 5-under 67 at Valley Hi CC. 2016 winner Chuck Richesin set the 36-hole scoring record of 139.

Poppy Hills GC & Del Monte GC

November 8-9, 2019

Player Information / Pairings / Results

Nov. 8, 2019

Big Sur Flight

The team of Hafsa Khan and Hassan Firzok came back to win the title. The duo shot a final round 7-under 65 at Del Monte GC to come in at 11-under 132. The team of Linda DeLong and Otis Goodwin placed second at 134 following a 69. Third place went to the team of Cynthia Aafedt and William Henry at 136.

Golden Gate Flight

Jennifer Pang and Kevin Lee won the title, shooting a final round 6-under 66 at Del Monte to come in at 10-under 133. Second place went to the team of Phoebe Yu and John Jiang at 135. Third place was won by the team of Irina and Russ Newman at 136.

Pinnacles Flight

MJ Austin and John AIrey took home the title, shooting a final round even-par 71 at Poppy Hills to come in at 7-under 136. Second place went to the team of Laura and Paublo Barrera at 138 after a final round 67. Third place was captured by the team of Vickie and Mark Spelts at 138.

Yosemite Flight

Cindie Young and Mike Winkenbach rolled to the title, shooting their second straight round of 64 to come in at 15-under 128. Second place went to the team of Sasa and Jim Puchbauer at 139 The teams of Rebecca and Donnie Donaldson and Michelle and John Landreth tied for third at 142. The Landreths won third in a card-off.


Nov. 7, 2019

Big Sur Flight

Linda DeLong and Otis Goodwin took the first round lead, carding a 6-under 65 at Poppy Hills GC. DeLong and Goodwin, who works in Rules and Competitions for the NCGA, posted five birdies and two eagles in their round.

In second place at 67 is the team of Hafsa Khan and Hassan Firzok. The team of Sarah Kayson and Patrick Carroll is in third at 68.

Golden Gate Flight

Althea Peng and Jake Markman took the early lead, posting a 6-under 65 at Poppy Hills. The duo’s round included seven birdies and an eagle.

The teams of Phoebe Yu and John Jiang and Jennifer Pang and Kevin Lee are tied for second at 67.

Pinnacles Flight

MJ Austin and John Airey grabbed the lead by posting a 7-under 65 at Del Monte GC. They’d post 10 birdies and three bogeys. In second place at 69 is the the team of Laura and Paublo Barrera. The teams of Andria and Rick Merkel and Laura and Rod Rodriguez are tied for third at 70.

Yosemite Flight

The tandem of Cindie Young and Mike Winkenbach is the one to catch after they posted an opening round score of 8-under 64 at Del Monte GC. The duo carded 11 birdies and an eagle in their round.

In second place at 65 is the team of Rebecca and Don Donaldson. Karen and Kirk Adams are in third at 66.


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