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NCGA.ORG | WINTER 2019 73 A year after its first loss in a decade, the NCGA took back the Hanna-Wehrman Cup in a thriller. Having entered the Singles matches holding a tight 6-4 lead, the NCPGA kept things close but it wasn't enough as 2018 NCGA Public Links champion Ben Peters came through with a big halve late to help give the amateurs a 10.5-9.5 victory over their pro counterparts. "It was a hard-fought win," said NCGA captain Gail Rogers, the first female captain the NCGA has ever had. "It was exciting coming down to the final match." Had Peters' opponent won, the NCPGA would've retained the Cup. The NCGA looked to be in control, as it led 8-6 following wins by defending Player of the Year Jason Anthony and 2018 California Amateur champ Bobby Bucey, but the NCPGA came back with wins by Stuart Smith and Zach Makilan. Nick Moore and Matt Cohn, who won the 2018 NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship and NCGA Mid-Amateur Championship, respectively, also had clutch wins for the NCGA, which has won 11 of the last 12 years. Overall, the NCGA leads the series, 24-18-10. In the senior Staedler-Jetter Cup matches, the NCGA rolled to a convincing 20.5-7.5 victory after winning Singles play, 7.5-6.5. The winning points from the NCGA came from Staedler-Jetter rookie James Camaione. The NCGA's win, which snapped a six- year NCPGA winning streak, was fueled by a rout in Four-Ball, which saw the NCGA sweep all seven matches. The NCGA now leads in the overall Staedler-Jetter Cup series, 15-10-3. 52nd Cup Matches Oct. 18-19 | Poppy Hills GC Oct. 24-25 | Butte Creek CC, Canyon Oaks CC Flight A Net: Carolyn Stull and Doris Luna, 44-38—82 Flight B Net: Barbara Bailey and Paula Sugimoto, 46-41—87 Flight C Net: Dana Dickey and Nedra Cook, 43-38—81 Flight B Gross: Theresa Grandi and Connie Pinkerton, 26-28—54 Flight C Gross: Susan Schutz and Patti Gillihan, 21-16—37 Flight A Gross: Debbie Maderos and Jeanie Lowe, 31-31—62 WGANC Fifties-Sixties (Stableford)

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