17th Annual Associate Club Net Amateur Championship
Poppy Ridge GC
October 4-5, 2010
LIVERMORE – The 17th Annual NCGA Associate Club Net Amateur Championship concluded at Poppy Ridge today awarding three champions’ titles. Men and women from associate clubs across Northern California competed in the following handicap divisions: President’s Flight (9.5 and below), Director’s Flight (9.6 – 14.2) and Secretary’s Flight (14.3 and above).
Robert Fernandes of Oscar Brown Golf Club moved up two spots to capture the championship title for the President’s Flight. Fernandes carded four birdies in an impressive second-round eight-under-par net 64. The champion logged an overall score of 12-under 132. Roy Riddle (Bell GC of San Francisco) also moved up two spots chasing the champion, to go six-under 66 for the day and nine-under 135 overall. The eClub San Francisco member Ryan Carver edged his way into the medal circle by one stroke, carding a 70-68-138. Carver went on a back-nine surge, shooting even par for eight holes straight before bogeying the par-4 18th.
The Director’s Flight finished with an exciting four-way tie for first place. Chris Perry (Dot Squad), Dan Brandt (Sea Golf League), Jeff Umene (Metro Golf Addix GC) and Lisa De La Sol (Montclair GC) each posted an overall score of four-under 140. A playoff was conducted to determine the winner, in which only three players were able to participate: Brandt, De La Sol and Umene. After one hole, Umene bowed out with third-place honors. Del La Sol was able to maintain her round-one lead over Brandt and capture the championship title after the second play-off hole.
Carlos Trejo moved up one spot to take the championship title for the Secretary’s Flight, carding a 69-68-137. Consistent play, and a birdie on the front nine, brought success for the Koaches Golf Klub member. First-round leader James Rhoads fell to second place two strokes behind the champion. The Sacto Regional Par GC member posted a 64-75-139. Jeff Chapman (Capitol City GC) maintained his third-place standing, again shooting one-under par for an overall score of 142.