NCGA Four Ball Qualifier
April 6, 2019
Baylands Golf Links

Despite all the rain we've been experiencing this Spring, the weather cooperated nicely for the 2019 NCGA Four Ball Qualifier. The competition consisted of two tournaments - one to determine the two four ball teams that will go on in the NCGA competition and one to determine who won the prize money and the coveted TOC points.

In the qualifier, the team of Jim Yeaman and Ken Stalder took the first spot with a net 58. Two teams tied at net 60 necessitating a playoff to determine the second qualifying spot. Due to some confusion about the correct handicaps for the qualifier, some of the players involved in the playoff were not available for a playoff to determine the second spot. After some discussions about availability and format, the team of Ross Erickson and Roger Kalemba played the team of David Farwell and Rocky Wolf in a sudden death match on April 19. Erickson and Kalemba prevailed on the second extra hole and will be continuing in the NCGA competion with the goal of making the finals on June 17/18 at Poppy Hills and Carmel Valley Ranch.

In the "Points and Prize Money" portion of the tournament, the team of Kevin Yamada and Steve Mikulic won the First Flight with an eleven-under net 61 in a card playoff over the Yeaman/Stalder team. In the Second Flight, the Erickson/Kalemba duo took the top spot at net 59.

In case you are wondering about the difference in scores between the qualifier and the club tournaments, the NCGA limits handicaps to 18.4 in the qualifier. As a result, some of the club scores came out lower where full handicaps were used.

Congratulations to all and good luck to the qualifiers in the next round of competition at a local course in May.

John Frykland, Webmaster

First Flight
Place Team Total $$$ Points (each)
1 Kevin Yamada and Steve Mikulic * 61 45 45
2 Jim Yeaman and Ken Stalder 61 30 30
T3 Buzz Ogren and Ray Coler 64 10 10
T3 David Farwell and Rocky Wolf 64 10 10
T3 Dave Bridgman and Doug Marinkovich 64 10 10
* Won Card Playoff
Second Flight
Place Team Total $$$ Points (each)
1 Ross Erickson and Roger Kalemba 59 45 45
2 Ken Arends and Darien Arends 60 30 30
3 Keith Arends and Greg Val 62 20 20
4 James Kaku and Chuck Pickett 65 10 10
Complete Standings
Last Modified 4/19/2019