2011 South Valley Zone Championship
April 11-12, 2011
Quail Lodge/Poppy Hills
PEBBLE BEACH – The San Joaquin CC team of James Anderson, James Haron, Dan Burns and Ed Darden held on to win the South Valley Zone Championship at Poppy Hills GC on Tuesday with a two-day total of 251.
San Joaquin followed Monday’s round of a net 120 at Quail Lodge with a net 131 Tuesday in the format that takes the best two of four net scores per hole. Larry Castro, Jim Cooper, James Princeton and Matt Vizzolini of Visalia CC finished as runner-up of the Championship with a two-day aggregate of 252.
The Visalia team had to beat out Tulare GC (who also finished at 252) in a sudden death two-hole playoff to take second place outright. Visalia came back after being in ninth position when the day started. Javier’s Fresno West which was in second place and only one shot off the lead after the first day faded to fifth place after posting a net 135.
San Joaquin and Visalia qualify for the Zone Championship at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills on August 29-30.