NCGA Four-Ball Qualifier
April 10, 2021

Baylands Sunset

Another beautiful day in Palo Alto for the 2021 NCGA 4-Ball Qualifier and our players surely did not disappoint. The winning pair will move foward and represent the Palo Alto Golf Club amongst the best in Northern California. The NCGA Four-Ball Championship began in 1967 at Spyglass Hill golf course and has been played at the Robert Trent Jones layout ever since. The 54-hole competition consists of two-man teams in which both players play their own ball and the lowest score of the two is counted on each hole.

In our First Flight of the day, Sean & Steven Guzman put up a heck of a round with a net score of 65 (-7). Sean Guzman didn't forget to finish the round with an amazing Eagle on 18! Second place was secured by Gils Ochs + Nick Williams with a net score of 67 (-5) with Williams also scoring an Eagle on Hole #1. Third place was a three-way tie between Tomoyuki Oe + Ken Chen, Brett Van buskirk + Nicholas Huetteman, and Xiaoming Chen + Donald Ragno.

Our Second Flight was lead by Tyler Biggs + James Yeaman with a net score of 63 (-9). Not only did Biggs start the day off with an Eagle on Hole 1 but recorded our first Ace of 2021 on hole #8! Second place, with a net score of 66 (-6), goes to Dennis Fueller + Patrick Beaulieu. As with our first flight, there is a 2-way tie for third place between Paolo Resmini + Ryan Eltherington and Miachel Kern + Rick Wheat with a net score of 68 (-4). The second flight was able to pay out top 5, thus Adam Fink + Eric Englhardt and Sarang Kirpekar + Rafael Carmona Toscano split the final 15 TOC points with a net score of 69 (-3).

The Third and Final Flight, home of our 2021 NCGA 4-Ball Qualifier, goes to Buzz Ogren + Ray Coler after smashing the ball with a net score of 62 (-10)! Second place, with a net score of 64 (-8), goes to Heath Black + Ken Arends. A two-way tie for third place is split between Raymond Fales + Michael Fales and Brad Martin + Mark Heucke with a net score of 65 (-7). Jack Woods + Chuck Pickett and Dominic Ascani + Michael Waller close out the Third Flight tied for 5th with a net score of 66 (-6).

Lets give a finall round of applause for all our tier winners Ogren + Coler, Biggs + Yeaman, and the Guzmans and a special shoutout to Tyler Biggs for his Hole-in-One. Thank you to all who participated in another fantasitc day of golf with PAGC. Look foward to seeing you out on the links again soon.

Richard Mundy, Webmaster

NCGA Four-Ball Qualifier
Place Players Total
1 Buzz Ogren + Ray Coler 62 (-10)
2 Tyler Biggs + James Yeaman 63 (-9)
3 Heath Black + Ken Arends 64 (-8)
4 Sean Guzman + Steven Guzman 65 (-7)
5 Raymond Fales + Michael Fales 65 (-7)
6 Brad Martin + Mark Heucke 65 (-7)
7 Dennis Fueller + Patrick Beaulieu 65 (-7)
8 Dominic Ascani + Michael Waller 67 (-5)
9 Giles Ochs + Nick Williams 67 (-5)
10 Paolo Resmini + Ryan Eltherington 68 (-4)
11 Xiaoming Chen + Donald Ragno 68 (-4)
12 Tomoyuki Oe + Ken Chen 68 (-4)
13 Michael Kern + Rick Wheat 68 (-4)
14 Brett Van buskirk + Nicholas Huetteman 68 (-4)
15 Tom Byler + Scot Strotman 69 (-3)
16 Sarang Kirpekar + Rafael Carmona Toscano 69 (-3)
17 Adam Fink + Eric Englhardt 69 (-3)
18 John Driver + Richael Dauler 69 (-3)
19 Christopher Walker + Tim Schleiger 69 (-3)
20 Andrew Clauson + Douglas Marinkovich 69 (-3)
21 Rommel Aquino + Rene Del Rosario 70 (-2)
22 Jonas Olsen + Howard Stein 70 (-2)
23 Rocky Wolf + John Osness 71 (-1)
24 Walter Joyce + Bob Gleason 71 (-1)
25 Christopher Dierkes + Erez Avidan-Antonir 71 (-1)
26 Steven Flory + Alan Imberman 71 (-1)
27 Joel Onodera + Rich Schainker 71 (-1)
28 Jack Woods + Chuck Pickett 72 (E)
29 Mark Lamb + Kar Rahul 73 (+1)
30 William Wei + Kevin Yamada 74 (+2)
31 Jeff Johnson + Gervais Fong 75 (+3)
32 James Kaku + Trevor Heathorn 75 (+3)
33 Andy Dipaolo + Carson Grinnell 77 (+5)
34 Niraj Jain + Dinesh Barman 78 (+6)
35 Gary Pruitt + Creighton Pockalny 86 (+14)
WD Paolo Werbrouck + William Yang - (WD)
First Flight
Place Players Total $$$ Points
1 Sean Guzman + Steven Guzman 65 (-7) $100 110
2 Giles Ochs + Nick Williams 67 (-5) $80 90
T3 Tomoyuki Oe + Ken Chen 68 (-4) $34 45
T3 Brett Van Buskirk + Nicholas Huetteman 68 (-4) $34 45
T3 Xiaoming Chen + Donald Ragno 68 (-4) $34 45
T6 Andrew Clauson + Douglas Marinkovich 69 (-3) $0 10
T6 Tom Byler + Scot Strotman 69 (-3) $0 10
T6 John Driver + Richard Dauler 69 (-3) $0 10
T9 Rommel Aquino + Rene Del Rosario 70 (-2) $0 10
T9 Jonas Olsen + Howard Stein 70 (-2) $0 10
11 Steven Flory + Alan Imberman 71 (-1) $0 10
12 Jeff Johnson + Gervais Fong 75 (+3) $0 10
Second Flight
Place Name Total $$$ Points
1 Tyler Biggs + James Yeaman 63 (-9) $100 110
2 Dennis Fuller + Patrick Beaulieu 66 (-6) $80 90
T3 Paolo Resmini + Ryan Eltherington 68 (-4) $45 55
T3 Michael Kern + Rick Wheat 68 (-4) $45 55
T5 Adam Fink + Eric Englhardt 69 (-3) $5 15
T5 Sarang Kirpekar + Rafael Carmona Toscano 69 (-3) $5 15
T5 Christopher Walker + Tim Schleiger 69 (-3) $5 15
T8 Rocky Wolf + John Osness 71 (-1) $0 10
T8 Joyce Walter + Bob Gleason 71 (-1) $0 10
T8 Joel Onodera + Rich Schainker 71 (-1) $0 10
11 Mark Lamb + Rahul Kar 73 (+2) $0 10
12 William Wei + Kevin Yamada 74 (+2) $0 10

Third Flight
Place Name Total $$$ Points
1 Ray Coler + Buzz Ogren 62 (-10) $100 110
2 Heath Black + Ken Arends 64 (-8) $80 90
T3 Raymond Fales + Michael Fales 65 (-7) $45 55
T3 Brad Martin + Mark Heucke 65 (-7) $45 55
T5 Jack Woods + Chuck Pickett 66 (-6) $7 17
T5 Dominic Ascani + Michael Waller 66 (-6) $7 17
T7 Christopher Dierkes + Erez Avidan-Antonir 71 (-1) $0 10
T7 Gary Pruitt + Creighton Pockalny 71 (-1) $0 10
9 James Kaku + Trevor Heathorn 72 (E) $0 10
10 Andy Dipaolo + Carson Grinnell 73 (+1) $0 10
11 Niraj Jain + Dinesh Barman 75 (+3) $0 10
WD Paolo Werbrouck + William Yang - (WD) $0 10

Full Results

Complete 2021 Standings

Last Modified 4/13/2021