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June 9-10 | Poppy Hills GC A fter watching good friend Shintaro Ban advance through last week's U.S. Open Sectional qualifier at Lake Merced Golf Club and The Olympic Club, San Francisco resident Matt Cohn felt inspired. This time, it was his turn to come through in the clutch. Cohn fired a day-low final round 4-under 67 and later made par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat veteran Jeff Wilson and defending champion Bobby Bucey for his second NCGA title. In 2016, he captured the NCGA Public Links crown. "I had a feeling about this one," Cohn said afterwards. That feeling started during a practice round on Friday. Cohn, 37, played well that day but that game didn't show up when the championship started. He played his first 11 holes at 4-over par. But he eventually got back on track, going 6-under through his final 25 holes to come in at 2-under 140 to tie Wilson and Bucey at the end of regulation. Bucey, playing in the last group and looking to become the first repeat winner since Jeff Burda in 1996-97, had a chance to win the title outright on the 18th but his putt missed. On the first hole of the playoff (par-4 10th), Wilson, who shot a final round 68, knocked his drive right into the trees, leading to a bogey. Both Cohn and Bucey, meanwhile, reached the green in two and made routine pars. On the ensuing par-3 11th, Cohn hit the green in regulation, while Bucey's tee shot ended almost directly behind a tree near the 13th teeing area. Bucey would have to punch out left-handed, leading to an eventual bogey. Cohn, who had begun the day five strokes behind first- round leader Ryan Sloane, made par. Sloane finished a shot out of the playoff after slipping to a final- round 73. 68 SUMMER 2018 | NCGA.ORG MANY GREAT WAYS TO JOIN THE CLUB With new memberships designed for you and your family how you enjoy Sequoyah, the jewel of the Oakland Hills, is up to you. Choose from Social, Individual or Family Golf Memberships. 510-632-2900 EXT. 891 • MEMBERSHIP@SEQUOYAHCC.COM PWGA Spring Partners 27th NCGA Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship Flight 1 B ecky Kirkpatrick and K ay Robinson, Net 125 F light 2 L aura Niles and K athy Woodward, Net 128 F light 3 C onnie Huckaba and S hirley Stiles, Net 132 F light 4 Pamela McCarthy and Catherine Schmitz, Net 127 Flight 5 D ee Arts and Lee Ann Lobaugh, Net 129 Flight 6 P aula Grose and Mary Klein, Net 127 Flight 7 R onda Barth and K athy Bruegeman, Net 124 F light 8 J anet Danzi and S hirley Roberts, Net 131 F light 9 C harla Francis and H eidi Russell, Net 127 F light10 Ruth Graves and Nancy Wong, Net 135 Flight 11 Verla Hague and Jackie Healy, Net 135 Flight 12 J oyce Dille and Debby Paulsen, Net 131 L ow Net Overall: K aren French and K athy Schilperoort, 123 June 5-6 | Diamond Oaks GC and Woodcreek GC L ow Gross Overall: C indy Aafedt and D eborah Robertson, 150 37th NCGA Mid-Amateur Championship June 11-12 | Poppy Hills GC Christian GC 2: Daniel Cowherd and Joseph Araujo, 61-60 — 121

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