NCPGA Seniors win fourth consecutive Staedler-Jetter Cup
The winning NCPGA Seniors with the Cup (NCGA photo)
The winning NCPGA Seniors with the Cup (NCGA photo)

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The NCPGA Seniors secured their fourth straight Staedler-Jetter Cup just eight matches into the 14-match singles session after Chris Bitticks won his match 6 and 4. The NCGA rallied after that, winning five straight matches, but ultimately fell to the NCPGA 15-13.

The NCPGA led just 7.5-6.5 going into the singles matches, but secured 6.5 of the first 8 available points in singles.

Mike Cook and Michael Paul teamed up to win both sessions Monday before closing out their singles matches to capture 3 points for the NCPGA. Dale Bouguennec and Casey Boyns both won 3 points for the NCGA.


The NCPGA is looking to make it four straight Staedler-Jetter Senior Cup titles after taking a 4-3 lead over the NCGA through the morning alternate shot matches. Casey Boyns/Dale Bouguennec, Scott Anderson/Steve Wilson and NCGA Super Senior Player of the Year Herb Jenson and Dennis Younglove all notched wins for the NCGA.

Rod Souza/Chris Bitticks, Mike Cook/Michael Paul, Scott Hoyt/Dana Jetter and Shawn Kelly/Shawn McEntee all picked up wins for the NCPGA.

In the afternoon Four-Ball matches, the NCGA briefly caught the NCPGA with an opening win from Chuck Richesin and Bob Thomason. But the senior professionals stormed back to win the next three matches (Glen Stubblefield/Larry Babica, Mike Cook/Michael Paul and Tim Huber/John Grund). After the Gary Vanier/Terry Foreman vs. Scott Hoyt/Dana Jetter match was halved, the two sides split the final two contests, leaving the overall status at NCPGA 7.5 – NCGA 6.5.

With only one point separating the two sides, Tuesday’s 14 singles matches will certainly produce fireworks at Poppy Hills.

ABOUT THE Staedler-Jetter Senior Cup Matches

The Staedler-Jetter Cup features 14 amateur players ages 55-over (10 Seniors and four Super Seniors) representing the NCGA (top players from the previous season’s points list) taking on 14 professional players ages 55-over representing the Northern California PGA in a Ryder Cup-like format.

The first day of play consists of two rounds—one round of four-ball match play (better ball) and one round of foursome match play (alternate shot). The second day of play’s final rounds consist of singles match play.

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