104 members (26 4-Man
Teams) entered the tournament with the goal to win their flight for
prize money as well as a chance to qualify for the NCGA North East Bay
Zone competition in Monterey
on July 14-15
at Quail Lodge GC and Carmel Valley Ranch GC. There were
three flights for the
money. Flights were determined by team handicaps.
The maximum index for
the NCGA Qualifiers was 18.4 index. So players with indexes greater than
18.4 could compete in the qualifiers, but their indexes were reduced to
18.4. For this NCGA competition, all players had their indexes (max
18.4) reduced to 90% of their March 15th Index. This index
was used to determine their handicap for the NCGA qualifier. 100% of the members' handicap was used
for prize payouts.
Jack Dominguez, Ralph Moses, Mark Bentley and
qualify for the NCGA 4-Man Competition.
This will be the sixth
time that this team has qualified since 2005; five out of the last six
years (2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Ironically, the year they
came in 2nd place (2014), they still went to the North East Bay Zone
competition, because the qualifying team could not make the Monterey
competition due to other commitments.
Weather was good.
Course conditions were good if you were in the fairways on tournament
day. You didn't want to be in the rough that was 4-6 inches deep. There
were a lot of lost balls in the rough leading to a lot of players taking
a stroke and distance penalty and re-hitting their shot from their
NCGA qualifying competition:
As you can see from the headlines,
Jack Dominguez, Ralph Moses, Mark Bentley
and Gustavo Ron qualified for the NCGA 4-Man Competition.
They shot a 2 best net ball score of 114. That was 30 under par; par
being 144. The team of John Lloyd, Fred Osmond, Jerry Kuenster and
Nathan Kuenster had a score of 115. Bruce Wager, Doug Young, Patrick
Rowzee, and James Ryan shot a 118.
Prize Money Competition:
First Flight: (9 teams):
Jack Dominguez (11), Ralph Moses (8), Mark
Bentley (12) and Gustavo Ron (15) also came in first place in this
flight. Ralph birdied six of the first seven holes in route to a score
of 72. He was a victim of a lost ball on hole 10. Placing 2nd with a
team score of 121 was Bill Hinton (7), Tom Jackson (9), Jim Villa (10)
and Dale Rath (4). Bill shot a gross 70. The team of Pat Bello (14), Tom
Newkirk (8), Dwayne Breed (11) and Dave Nikitin (15) placed third with a
team score of 124. They won the scorecard playoff over the team of Steve
Leon-Guerrero (16), Tim Morgan (9), Kurt Crigger (4) and Richard
Molinari (11), who also shot a 124.
Second Flight: (10 teams): The team of Joe Amaral (17),
John Amaral (11), Tiny Amaral (4) and Matt Lozano (21) won this flight
with a team score of 121. Tony shot a gross 70. the next three teams
tied with a score of 122. Their places were determined via the scorecard
playoff. Second place was the team of Randy Engell (10), Scott Tonnesen
(21), Steve Mahrt (17) and Michael Torrence (7). Third place was the
team of John Doyle (8), Blake McAhren (16), Kelly McAhren (11) and Tim
Williams (18). Derek Leong (19), Bruce Leong (25), Stanley Anderson (15)
and Fernando Delmendo (8) unforturnately placed out of the money due to
Third Flight: (7 teams): The team of John Lloyd (19),
Fred Osmond (14), Jerry Kuenster (22) and Nathan Kuenster (26) won this
flight with a score of 108. Wow, that is 36 under par. Bruce Wager (12),
Doug Young (24), Patrick Rowzee (23) and James Ryan (19) placed 2nd with
team score of 113. Gery Koch (11), Jose Reyes (26), Edward Newhouse (19)
and Scott Rhode (23) had a team score of 122 to place 3rd in this flight
and in the money.
The complete results can be viewed
on the Tournament Results page.