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56 WINTER 2018 | NCGA.ORG Oct. 23–24 | Contra Costa CC I t had to happen at some point. The NCPGA ended what was an 11-year victory drought, capturing the title with a tight 10.5-9.5 win over the NCGA. "I can retire now," said NCPGA captain Paul Wilcox, who was at the helm for many of the dry years. Trailing 6-4 after the first two rounds of play, the NCPGA flipped the script in Singles action, outscoring their amateur counterparts, 6.5-3.5. The NCPGA's charge included wins from Jason Owen, Jason Schmuhl and Steve Watanabe. The NCGA got victories from Matt Cohn, Garrett Wagner and Domingo Jojola. "It was a tough match. They pulled it out at the end," said NCGA captain Tom Bone. "Congratulations to the NCPGA." The NCGA leads in the overall Hanna-Wehrman Cup series, 24-19-9. Hanna-Wehrman Cup CIF High School Girls' State Championship Oct. 23–24 | Contra Costa CC T hings held to recent form, as the NCPGA rolled to a 17.5- 10.5 win, marking their sixth straight victory over the NCGA. Casey Boyns won, while Terry Foreman and Jim Knoll each earned half a point for the NCGA. The NCGA's Super Seniors contingent–Frank Pieper, Mark Miller, Herb Jensen and Chuck Richesin–all either won their match or at least halved. The last time the NCPGA had swept both Cup matches was 1996. The NCGA leads in the overall Staedler-Jetter Cup series, 14-10-3. Staedler-Jetter Cup T O U R N A M E N T C E N T R A L Nov. 10-11 | Poppy Hills GC and Quail Lodge Resort Mixed Team Fall Championship Golden Gate Flight: Terry and Jim Knoll 69-65—134 Big Sur Flight: Dorothy and Chris Donnelly 68-64—132 Pinnacles Flight: Mary and John Kelly 67-61—138 Yosemite Flight: Teri and Joel Serowoky 66-69—135 Nov. 14 | Poppy Hills GC S outhern California made it a sweep, with University High of Irvine taking the team title and Zoe Campos of West Ranch High winning the individual crown. University High claimed its first State title, shooting a score of 28-over 383 to defeat runner-up Troy High of Fullerton by seven shots. "From the very beginning of the season, we've just had a deep team," University head coach Kevin Kasper said. "Everyone has been very con- sistent throughout the year. It hasn't been one player carrying us. They've all carried one another." University was paced by Dana Choi, Nodoka Honda and Coco Yang, who all shot 74, Other scores (best five out of six) for University were Samantha Cabunag (79), Alexis Kim (82) and Kristin Shea (92). Just a freshman, Campos led the field with a solid 2-under 69 that featured three birdies and a bogey. Her biggest highlight came on the par- 4 4th, where she sank a curling 35-footer. "I thought the course was tough but I got around it. It wasn't what I was expecting," Campos said. "I thought I'd make more putts. I was fortunate to get up-and-down a lot." Finishing tied for second at 73 were Mater Dei's Brianna Navarrosa and record four-time Junior Tour of Northern California Girls' Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal. Iqbal, who was playing in her final CIF event, won the State individual title as a freshman in 2014.

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