9th Annual NCGA Mixed Team Championship
Bayonet/Black Horse GC
November 1-2, 2013
November 2, 2013
SEASIDE – Just like the temperature dropped from Friday to Saturday, so did the scores among most teams at Bayonet GC during the final round of the 9th Annual NCGA Mixed Team Championship.
In the president flight—teams with a combined course handicap of 11 or less—Ron and Amiee Gordon jumped from second to first place despite scoring three strokes higher than the day before. The Gordons followed their first round net 67 with a 2-under-par net 70 to finish with a 36-hole total of 7-under-par 137.
“It’s fantastic to win our flight,” said Ron.
Added Amiee “winning means we had the ability to keep it together for 36 holes.”
The Gordons did admit though that things got a little uncertain near the end of their round. After converting six birdies and three bogeys over the first 14 holes, a triple-bogey on the par-4 15th nearly derailed them. However, birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 helped the duo come away victorious.
Finishing in second place at 139, 5-under-par were Steve and Dorothy Donnelly. Starting the day alone in third place, the Donnellys followed their first round 68 with a final round 71. Taking third place with an exceptional move up the leaderboard was Matthew and Joanna Webb, who were six strokes better on Saturday. Beginning the day in the bottom half of the flight, the Webbs followed their first round 73 with a final round 5-under-par 67 for a 140, 4-under-par two-day total. First-round leaders Patricia Cornett and Mike Iker fell to a tie for fifth place following their first round 66 with a final round 77.
In the director flight—teams with a combined course handicap between 12 and 17—John and Diana Greene were the exception to the rule as they matched their first round 65 to finish with a 130, 14-under-par total. Competing in the mixed team championship for the first time, the Greenes played impressively making two net eagles, four net birdies and only one net bogey on the day.
“It’s wonderful to win,” said John. “We had a great time playing and were able to pull out a win.”
Playing alongside the Greenes and finishing in second place were Jim and Terry Knoll. The Knolls, who began the day as co-leaders, followed their 65 with a 3-under-par net 69 to finish with a 134, 10-under-par total. Third place finishers were Kevin and Kim Bixel with a 36-hole score of 140, 4-under-par. The Bixels, who started the day in fifth place, had their consistency pay off as they put together back-to-back rounds of 70.
The final flight to finish, the secretary flight—teams with a combined course handicap of 18 and above—crowned George Allen and Diana Volpini-Allen as its champions. Allen and Volpini-Allen followed their first round 69 with a final round 66 to finish with a 135, 9-under-par total. The duo, who started the day in a tie for first place, were able to capitalize in the final round with an additional four net birdies for a 11 total net birdies on the day.
“It means a lot to win our flight,” said Diana.
Added George, “it’s awesome to win, but surprising. Usually we’re the ones to shoot net 80-something.”
Taking second place, having started the day in a tie for first place with them were Daniel Wu and Janice Yoshimoto. Wu and Yoshimoto followed their first round 69 with a final round of 70 for a 36-hole total of 139, 5-under-par. In third place was Phillip Pagoria and Leslie Voegtly with a 36-hole score of 143, 1-under-par. The tandem followed its first round of 71 with an even-par 72 on Saturday.
The NCGA Mixed Team Championship will return to Poppy Hills in November 2014.
November 1, 2013
SEASIDE – Gorgeous weather could be found at Bayonet GC on Friday and as a result some low scores were posted after the first round of the 9th Annual NCGA Mixed Team Championship.
In the president flight—a male and female team with a combined course handicap of 11 or less—Patricia Cornett and Mike Iker played lights out firing a 6-under-par net 66 in the mixed champan stroke play format. The duo had a pair of net eagles (Nos. 8 and 18) four net birdies (Nos. 4, 6, 7 and 14) to go along with two net bogeys (Nos. 9 and 11). Right on their heels and carding a 5-under-par net 67 of their own was the team of Ron and Amiee Gordon. The Gordons also had two net eagles (Nos. 11 and 18) and two net bogeys (Nos. 9 and 10) on the day, but just one less birdie with three (Nos. 5, 7 and 8).
Alone in third place and only two strokes off the lead are Steve and Dorothy Donnelly, who posted a 4-under-par net 68. Tied for fourth at 3-under-par net 69 are Paul and Suzanne Ledet, and Jim and Kelly Simpson, while tied for sixth place at 1-under-par net 71 are the teams of Paul and Arlene Yost, and Mike and Kris Handsaker.
The director flight—teams with a combined course handicap ranging from 12 to 17—has two teams tied atop the leaderboard as Jim and Terry Knoll, and John and Diana Greene each posted a team scores of 7-under-par net 65. The Knolls had two net eagles (Nos. 4, 18) and seven net birdies (Nos. 2, 5, 8. 9, 10, 12 and 13) on the day, yet still had a fair share of mistakes with four net bogeys (Nos. 7, 14, 15 and 16). The Greenes also had two net eagles (Nos. 7 and 10) to go along with five net birdies (Nos. 2, 4, 6, 11 and 17) and two net bogeys (Nos. 5 and 18).
Four strokes back, but still firing under-par scores and tied for third were the teams of Richard and Karen Hoch, and Kurt and Josie Garcia. Both teams posted scores of 3-under-par 69 with the Hochs making six birdies and three bogeys, while the Garcias made two net eagles, six net birdies, five net bogeys and a net double bogey. Alone in fifth place with a net score of 2-under-par 70 is the team of Kevin and Kim Bixel.
Leading the secretary flight—teams with a combined course handicap of 18 and above—are also two teams, Daniel Wu and Janice Yoshimoto, and George Allen and Diana Volpini-Allen, who each fired a 3-under-par 69. Wu and Yoshimoto had a very unique scorecard, one that included three net eagles, five net birdies, two net bogeys, a net double bogey and a net triple bogey. Allen and Volpini-Allen had a much more standard scorecard with seven net birdies, two net bogeys and a net double bogey.
Two strokes back at 1-under-par 71 and alone in third is the team of Leslie Voegtly and Philip Pagoria. Tied for fourth at even-par 72 are the teams of Dave and Judy Sanchez, and Jim and Sasa Puchbauer, while tied for sixth at 1-over-par 73 are the teams of John Lee and Kimlien Tran, and Mark Hawley and Susan Schultz.
The final round of the championship will take place tomorrow Saturday November 2 on Bayonet GC.