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58 SUMMER 2019 | NCGA.ORG 92nd Alameda Commuters Championship April 13-14 | Corica Park GC 53rd NCGA Four-Ball Championship May 10-12 | Spyglass Hill Longer Days, More Titles A pair of Tigers came up the biggest when it counted the most. University of Pacific seniors and Youth on Course alums Austin Fox and Casey Scott came roaring out of the gates and never looked back, posting a final round 8 under 64 to finish at 18-under 198 for a two-shot win over hard luck runner-ups Jason Anthony and Randy Haag. "This is pretty awesome," Fox said. Plenty of other adjectives were heard following Fox and Scott's performance and for good reason. The two opened with a sensational 5-under 31 on the front-nine and just kept rolling. They'd card another five birdies on the back, and could've gone lower except for a double- bogey on the 12th. "We knew we'd have to post a low number to have a chance," said Fox, who helped the cause by averaging nearly 320 yards off the tee. While the event ended on Mother's Day, for Anthony and Haag it was Groundhog Day. The two have now finished second four of the last five years. They'd card a 68 to come in at 200. "We didn't see anyone shooting 8-under out there today," a dejected Haag said. "What they (Scott and Fox) did was impressive." Former Cal teammates Jeff Hamm and Ian Dahl and the tandem of Domingo Jojola and Travis Peterson finished tied for third at 201 after rounds of 68 and 67, respectively. F airfield resident Jason Anthony finally got the win. The 2017 NCGA Player of the Year, Anthony carded a sensational third round 6-under 66 and followed that up with a 72 to come in at 8-under 280, defeating runner-up Aaron Chen by four strokes. Anthony had come close to winning before. In both 2015 and 2017, the Green Valley CC member finished in the top 3. In the 32nd Senior Championship, Bayonet/Black Horse GC member James Camaione came in at 1-over 145 (71-74) to hold off 2017 NCGA Senior Championship winner Tony Padilla by a shot. Along with fending off Padilla, Camaione had to contend with four-time champ Jim Knoll and NCGA Hall of Famer Randy Haag. Gary Vanier, the 2016 and 2017 NCGA Super Senior Player of the Year, won the Super Senior title with a two-day total of 1-over 145 (75-70). Vanier has now won nine career Commuters titles spanning the three divisions. T O U R N A M E N T C E N T R A L

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