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Gary Vanier Continues Theme of NCGA Players Winning the SCGA Senior Championship
Jul01

Gary Vanier Continues Theme of NCGA Players Winning the SCGA Senior Championship

A player from the north once again won the SCGA Senior Championship. Gary Vanier took his second title in two years on Wednesday. Jeff Burda won the event last year and in 2011.

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81 Juniors Headed to Poppy Hills and Pebble Beach for The First Tee Open
Jul01

81 Juniors Headed to Poppy Hills and Pebble Beach for The First Tee Open

The 81 juniors who will play in this year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills were named on Wednesday on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Show. The event features Champions Tour members playing side-by-side with some of the best juniors in the country.

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Turning the 206-yard par-3 8th at Lake Merced GC into a shorter test
Jun25

Turning the 206-yard par-3 8th at Lake Merced GC into a shorter test

The USGA isn’t the only one who likes a creative course set-up. For at least a day, the par-3 8th hole at Lake Merced GC, which normally plays at 206 yards from the back tees, was turned into a pitch-and-putt playing at just over 100 yards.

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U.S. Senior Open: Leader Watson Nearly Shoots Round for the Ages
Jun25

U.S. Senior Open: Leader Watson Nearly Shoots Round for the Ages

Tom Watson had a birdie putt at the last to shoot his age, but was ecstatic to shoot 4-under 66 at a Del Paso course that he said has the toughest Open rough he’s ever seen.

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Del Paso: From No Rough to Lots of It
Jun24

Del Paso: From No Rough to Lots of It

This week’s U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento won’t look anything like what we just saw at Chambers Bay. But it nearly did.

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No.4 at Lake Merced Golf Club Already Playing Pivotal Role at California Amateur
Jun22

No.4 at Lake Merced Golf Club Already Playing Pivotal Role at California Amateur

The 4th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club will play in a pivotal role in determining the winner at this week’s California Amateur Championship. What is it that makes the hole so tough?

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Chambers Bay Through the Eyes of Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Jun17

Chambers Bay Through the Eyes of Robert Trent Jones Jr.

This year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be unlike any ever held. It’s the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest, the first on all fescue grass, the first with holes that will oscillate between a par 4 and a par 5 on any given day, and the first with uneven tee boxes.

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Maverick McNealy, Carr Vernon Help U.S. to Victory at Palmer Cup
Jun15

Maverick McNealy, Carr Vernon Help U.S. to Victory at Palmer Cup

Maverick McNealy of Stanford and Carr Vernon of CSU-Monterey Bay helped the U.S. win the Palmer Cup on Sunday. McNealy recently won the Haskins Award for collegiate player of the year. Vernon is the first CSUMB player ever selected to compete on a USA national team.

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DeChambeau Heads to U.S. Open With More Steam After T-45 Finish at St. Jude Classic
Jun15

DeChambeau Heads to U.S. Open With More Steam After T-45 Finish at St. Jude Classic

Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau heads to this week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on a roll. Can DeChambeau keep up his steady play in one of golf’s greatest championships?

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Lucas, DeChambeau Get Through Golf’s Longest Day
Jun09

Lucas, DeChambeau Get Through Golf’s Longest Day

Former NCGA champion Kevin Lucas and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau each completed the road to Chambers Bay. The duo advanced at different Sectional qualifiers, earning them a spot in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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NCGA Connections at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier
Jun05

NCGA Connections at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier

Getting a chance to play in this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. That’ll be the goal for everyone, including a number of players with NCGA connections, at a 36-hole qualifier to be held Monday in Southern California. It’s the only Sectional qualifier to be held in the Golden State.

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Stanford’s Maverick McNealy Wins Haskins Award
Jun02

Stanford’s Maverick McNealy Wins Haskins Award

Stanford sophomore and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Maverick McNealy won the Haskins Award, given to college golf’s best player. McNealy had a brilliant stretch in May, and led the nation in scoring with a 68.70 stroke average. He’s the second straight Cardinal to earn the award, following Patrick Rodgers.

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