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16 SPRING 2017 | WWW.NCGA.ORG S H A G B A G SEEN & heard Curry Showcases Golf Skills in Viral Hit H ere's what we know. Steph Curry is one of the NBA's biggest stars and most well-known celebrities in Northern California. What you may not know: In addition to his quick release jump shot that seems to always find the bottom of the net, Curry has a silky smooth golf swing that would make any 10-handicapper envious. Curry plays out of the California Golf Club of San Francisco, where he currently carries a handicap index of 1.9. In a hysterical new internet spot for the Oakland-based U.S. headquarters of BRITA water filters, created and produced by local digital studio Portal A, Curry teams withYouTube sensation King Bach to provide fans a glimpse of what it would be like if "Steph Curry was your roommate." He pays homage to his love for golf in the video by chipping rolled up socks into a laundry basket. Within the first days of the video going live on YouTube, it received nearly 1 million views. T he Symetra Tour, which is the step- ping stone to the LPGA Tour, made its return to Northern California April 7-9 with the POC Med Golf Classic at Windsor Golf Club. Winning her first Symetra Tour title was South Korea's Hyemin Kim, who captured the rain-short- ened event with a total of 7-under par 137. Among Kim's prizes, along with a check for $15,000, was an engraved bottle of Kendall Jackson wine. "I am so happy. I think I need to empty that whole bottle," Kim said. "That would be a great celebration for me." The last time the Symetra Tour had been in the region was in 2001, when Beth Bauer won the California FUTURES Classic in Patterson at Diablo Grande. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RETURN The Junior Tour of Northern California had quite a weekend at April's annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz. Justin Suh, the only male to win JTNC Player of the Year honors twice (2013, 2015), shot 5-under 205 to not only win the individual title but also help USC win the team crown by a whopping 18 strokes. Finishing in a tie for second at 209 was Pepperdine's Joshua McCarthy, who won JTNC Boy's Player of the Year honors in 2014. The duo each beat Stanford's Mav- erick McNealy, who placed fourth at 210. McNealy was looking for his 12th collegiate victory. PORTAL A

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