PEBBLE BEACH, California (Oct. 16, 2007) -- Casey Boyns of Pacific Grove and Mark Miller of Antioch both had outstanding seasons in earning NCGA Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year honors.
At an age when many golfers start thinking about competing on the senior level, 51-year-old Casey Boyns woke up the echoes of his storied past to earn an unprecedented fourth player of the year honor. While the Pebble Beach caddie endured an eight-year period with no victories dating back to the 1999 Northern California Open, he produced a blazing-hot July, where the two-time State Amateur champion won both the NCGA Master Division and Stroke Play championships, propelling him to the top of the points’ list. Boyns earned 1,577 total points to outdistance runner-up Randy Haag by 366.
The Player of the Year award joins those earned in 1987, 1989 and 1996 cementing Boyns’ stature as one of the premier amateur golfers in Northern California history.
Mark Miller’s winning senior Player of the Year campaign was built on remarkable consistency. The 56-year-old placed in the top five an extraordinary 24 times in 2007 and earned points in 28 different points’ events. This included three championships and nine runner-up finishes. Miller’s 1,746 points were more than 600 clear of the runner-up, last year’s player of the year Gary Vanier.
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