Four-Ball Net Championship
Entries for this championship are submitted by each SCGA member club and there are restrictions on the number of entries a club may have. Partners representing a club must be members of the same SCGA member club. Two teams can represent each member club. This event is open to players with an index of 18.4 and below. Qualifying is 18 holes of four-ball net stroke play. 52 teams will advance to the championship which consists of 36 holes of four-ball net stroke play.
Bakersfield duo earns 2013 SCGA Four-Ball Net title
Jeremy Myers and Julian Williamson III of Bakersfield CC put together a two-day total of 20-under par 124 to earn the 34th annual SCGA Four-Ball Net title. The day-one leaders followed up Monday's score of net 60 with a Tuesday score of net 64 to capture their first SCGA win, defeating the team of Mike Banducci and Dale Keene of North Kern Men's GC by four strokes. The Shellback GC tandem of Phil Fetto and David Helman took third place at 15-under par.
The champions were able to beat the field by avoiding mistakes, carding just one bogey throughout Round 2. An eagle on the par 5, 17th hole sealed the deal. The day, however, was highlighted by runner-up Keene, who aced the par 3, 9th hole, which happened to be his first hole of the day. The hole-in-one kicked off a round of net 61 on his own ball for the Bakersfield resident.
Played at Sycuan Resort, the 36-hole championship included 52 teams. To reach the championship, teams had to first qualify at one of Southern California’s four sectional qualifying sites. In fact, several of the teams had to go through qualifying at their home club just to reach the SCGA sectional sites. The four-ball net format uses the team’s best net score on each hole to come up with an 18-hole total.