RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Oct. 5 -- Despite rainy weather and a nearly 50-degree temperature drop from a week ago at Tijeras Creek GC, three teams shot 14-under-par 130 at the 31st SCGA Four-Ball Net Championship, to be crowned co-champions of one of the SCGA's most popular net team events.
Walteria Business Men's Club's Ed Shiba and Tommy Stevenson II (62-68), Ranch Maria GC's Justin Burton and David Zavala (63-67), and father and son duo Jeff and Earl Restine of Cottonwood at Rancho San Diego all conquered wet conditions for the win, with Walteria and Cottonwood going wire-to-wire in the two-person better-ball event.
Although Monday's first round was slightly misty, the final round showcased a downpour throughout the round, reaching its worst as the leaders--who were last to tee off--were still on the course.
"The only time I was happy to see my ball go in the water was as it was rolling into 17th hole," said Shiba after the round. The 17th hole, with a swale running through the green near the hole, began to flood later in the round, with SCGA officials squeegeeing the green Ryder Cup style with the back of rakes to remove water.
"You can't beat winning an event with your father," said Jeff Restine. "It's a rewarding experience."
Gold Coast GC's Garth Price and Rick O'Bryant finished one shot back (70-61), as did Sandpiper GC's James Tricase and Him Prevatte (70-61). An 11-under 61 was the lowest round of the day.
See full scores here.
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