Seaver Cup: Northern California wins 4th in a Row
The NCGA won its 4th straight Seaver Cup at Rancho La Quinta<br>(Rancho La Quinta photo)
The NCGA won its 4th straight Seaver Cup at Rancho La Quinta
(Rancho La Quinta photo)

LA QUINTA, CA (December 15, 2017) - With bragging rights on the line, the NCGA's best pulled away the SCGA at the 10th Seaver Cup, giving the Southern team its fourth-straight loss in the event.

The SCGA tried to stay close early Thursday morning at Rancho La Quinta CC, earning 8 points to the NCGA’s 10 in Round 1 Four-Ball matches. The Foursomes matches in the afternoon needed to go the SCGA’s way to have a chance during Friday’s Singles, but the South was unable to come through, only earning 5 points to the NCGA’s 13.

Needing to mount a epic comeback during the Singles matches, the SCGA team of 12 men were unable to pull out the miracle, falling by the final score of 44-28. The overall record now leans in the NCGA's favor at 5-3-2.

The Cup utilizes a format similar to the Ryder Cup – three points are available for each match, one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine and one point for the overall match (any matches that are halved earn a 1/2 point).

The Seaver Cup is a biennial competition that pits the best NCGA tournament players against the top SCGA players, and encourages year-long competition amongst tournament players, camaraderie and a friendly battle between regional golf associations.

Scoring Summary

Round 1 Four-Ball Matches: NCGA 10, SCGA 8
Round 2 Foursomes Matches: NCGA 13, SCGA 5
Round 3 Singles Matches: NCGA 21, SCGA 15

Final Result: NCGA 44-28


Ben Peters, Mark Morgan, Garrett Wagner, Randy Haag, Ryan Sloane, Jeff Hoffman, Domingo Jojola, Nick Moore, Jason Anthony, Jim Knoll, Mike Steiler, Matt Cohn


Scott Gibson, Craig Davis, Mark Warman, Michael Rowley, Corby Segal, Jeff Burda, Tim Hogarth, Sam Choi, Mark Scheibach, James Camaione, Robby Funk, Nathan Celusta

ABOUT THE Seaver Cup Matches

The Seaver Cup was created in 1998 at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as a biennial competition that brings together the best players from Northern and Southern California. The intra-state competition was named in the honor of Charles Seaver, one of the most successful and legendary golfers in California amateur golf lore.

Charlie Seaver is one of two amateur to hold the NCGA, SCGA, and California Amateur titles at the same time, accomplishing this feat in 1933-34 (the other being George Von Elm who pulled out the same feat in 1925). After graduating from Stanford University, Seaver was the shining example of amateur golf in California.

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