MONTEREY, Calif. (June 10, 2014) -- Rick Reinsberg fired a final-round 71 to take top honors at the 2014 Northern California Master Division Championship.
Playing at Del Monte Golf Club, the first-round leader shot 1-under 71 to hang on and top surging Dan Sullivan, who finished solo second.
Sullivan follwed his opening-round 70 (at Spyglass Hill) with a 3-under 69 on Tuesday. In the end, it wasn't enough as Reinsberg prevailed by sinking a six-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.
Jason Melvin was third, shooting rounds of 72-69 while recent PNGA Senior winner Jim Knoll (74-68) and Frank Pieper (74-70) took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Defending champion Randy Haag finished 13 shots back and tied for 20th after rounds of 74-77.
For Reinsberg, it’s his first Master Division crown and first NCGA title since the 2009 Stroke Play Amateur Championship. The championship also marked Reinsberg’s final event of the season.
“It feels great, especially since I’m not playing that much anymore,” said Reinsberg to the NCGA. “I’m just busy with life in general, but it’s a good thing. This win makes it sweeter knowing that’s it for this year.”
-Information from the NCGA was used in this report