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66 SUMMER 2018 | NCGA.ORG May 21 | Woodbridge G&CC D e La Salle High of Concord picked up the team title, while Bryce Kvick (top) of Del Campo High won the individual championship after defeating Archbishop Mitty's Daniel Kim in a sudden-death playoff. The De La Salle Spartans won its fifth overall title and first since 2013, shooting 22-over 377 to defeat runner-up Menlo High by a stroke. Leading De La Salle were brothers Justin and Brandon Hopkins, who shot 72 and 75, respectively. Other De La Salle scores (best five out of six) were Jack Gardner (76), Garrett Coleman (77), Mitchell Hoey (77) and Mackade Mangels (78). Menlo's Kripa Dharan (73) and Jeremy Yun (75) paced the way for the runner-ups. St. Francis High finished in third place at 385. After Kvick and Kim finished regulation tied at 2-under 69, Kvick won the title by making birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Third place went to Palma's Joey Burlison at 71. Overall, nine players (not including those on teams advancing) earned spots into the State Championship. Others advancing were Justin Gums of Lodi (72), Andrew Chern of Amador Valley (73), George McNeely of Carmel (74), Max Holm of Las Lomas (74), Trey Davis of River Valley (74) and Ryan Burnett of Campolindo (74). NCGA/CIF High School Boys' Championship May 21-22 | Quail Lodge Resort W hen Rocklin resident Lynne Cowan (left) heard that fellow competitors Kathy Kurata and Lara Tennant were playing well, she figured her chances were slim. Things turned out quite differently. A member at Sierra View CC, Cowan's final-round 72 was good enough to get into a sudden-death playoff with Tennant. On the first hole of the playoff (par-4 18th), Cowan knocked her approach shot to within 12 feet of the flagstick and made birdie to win her third CWAC Senior crown. "This one's a shock," said Cowan, who finished regulation tied with Tennant at 5-over 149. "After the 17th hole, I'd have guessed that I was going to miss a chance at winning it by a couple of shots." Cowan would get a bit of help on the clinching putt. Tennant, who hails from Portland and was putting first, was just a few feet behind Cowan's ball–on basically the same line. "She (Tennant) showed me the line," Cowan said. "Every big putt I needed I made today. Especially that last one." Also the winner in 2014-15, Cowan's stellar play on the greens began on the par-3 5th hole. She hit her tee shot into the water hazard, but saved bogey by sinking a 6-footer. In further atoning for her water ball, Cowan would make back- to-back birdies beginning at the sixth. Not knowing where anyone else stood, Cowan eventually got to a total of 3 over with another birdie on the 14th. Back-to-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th, however, made her feel like she'd given it all back. As it turned out, two-time defending champion and first round leader Corey Weworski of Carlsbad struggled to a 78. Tennant also left the door ajar by posting a 74,as did Kurata, who shot 75. The Super Senior Championship title went to Pebble Beach resident Marianne Towersey (above right) with a 36-hole total of 157 (77-80). California Senior Women's Amateur Championship

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