NCGA South Coast Zone
Quail Lodge GC/Poppy Hills GC
May 14-15, 2012
May 15, 2012
PEBBLE BEACH- George Barrall, Don McCombs, Kelly Larcher and William McCormack led the push for a dramatic comeback as the team from Pajaro Valley GC won the South Coast Zone. Entering the day, Pajaro Valley GC was 7 strokes off the lead. A final round score of 21-under, 123 net was enough to give the team a 1 stroke victory and a final score of 34-under, 252 net. On their remaining 9 holes, the team had a 5 hole stretch of eagle, eagle, birdie, double eagle and birdie. This push, followed by a birdie on the last hole was what sealed the comeback and zone championship.
A sudden-death playoff was needed to determine the runner-up. Links of Paso Robles posted 2 bogeys, which opened the door for Atascadero GC. Atascadero GC posted a par and a birdie to lock up the runner up position with a 33-under, 253 net. Pasadera CC ended up 2 shots off the pace with a final score 32-under par, 254 net for fourth place and Spring Hills GC had a final score 29-under par, 257 net which was good enough for fifth.
Pajaro Valley GC and Atascadero GC will represent the South Coast Zone during the Zone Championship on August 27-28, 2012 at Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC.
May 14, 2012
CARMEL- Consistency was the key for Joe Dupuy, Jesse Kelly, Rick Gracia and Mark Rocha as the team from Hunter Ranch GC shot net scores of 10-under par on the front and back nine to record an opening net score of 20-under par, 122 to lead the way at Quail Lodge GC. A three-hole stretch on the back nine of eagle, eagle, double eagle enabled the team from Links of Paso Robles to make a late push for second place, and only be one off the lead. Atascadero GC shot a respectable 17-under par, 125 to secure third place. Rounding out the top five with a 16-under par, 126 are Pacific Grove GC and Monterey Pines GA. The format for the event takes the two low net scores of a four-man team.
The final round is set to be played May 15th at Poppy Hills GC. The top two teams will move on to the Zone Championship on August 27-28, 2012 which will take place at Spyglass Hill GC and Poppy Hills GC.