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amateurgolf.com Wine Country Cup: Haag takes it

NOVATO, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2008)-- What is it about the StoneTree Golf Club that has led to Burlingame's Randy Haag to win four of the seven amateurgolf.com Wine Country Cups held at the course?

"It's all about patience," said Haag, the reigning amateurgolf.com Tournament Series champion. "You know going into a tournament at StoneTree that even par is a good score. I've always been pretty good on tougher tracks, USGA venues. You have to elevate your level of 'one shot at a time' and not let a bad shot derail you."

Haag practiced what he preached on Sunday when he four-putted the 7th hole for double-bogey, then made another double on the 14th, but was still able to finish at even-par for the second straight day and take the title by three strokes over Erick Thorson.

"It was a weird 72," said Haag. "I had a few blow-ups, but was able to cover those with birdies. That's the thing with StoneTree, if you have a mental lapse for a second, it can bite you."

Westlake Village's Erick Thorson finished in second place at 147, while Colin Peck, who held a two-stroke lead going into the final day after firing a 2-under-70 in Round 1 ran into some trouble and finished at 148, good for third.

In the senior flight, a strong finishing kick from Herb Jensen of Carmichael was enough to emerge from the middle of the pack and take a five-stroke victory over Napa's Frank Abbott. Jensen finished with an even-par 72 for a total of 148. Sherman Haggerty, coming off two knee replacements, led the field going into the final day with a 72, but slipped to third.

The net division was taken by Sacramento's Jeff Kier, the only golfer to finish in the red at 2-under-142. He was trailed by Jesse White, a StoneTree Player's Club member, who may have gotten some extra motivation due to the club's decision to count the Wine Country Cup as a points event leading to their player-of-the-year race.

 

***** Reporters notes *****

-Kyle Souza of Livermore carded a hole-in-one on the 165-yard 10th hole using a 7-iron

-Golfers were treated to wine from sponsor Kendall-Jackson Vineyards after the Saturday round in the picturesque StoneTree clubhouse which amateurgolf.com founder Pete Wlodkowski calls possibly the most beautiful public course clubhouse in the country

-The weather was immaculate all week, with temperatures approaching the 70's on Sunday

-A special thanks to StoneTree head pro Pat Jones and his great staff who kept the tournament running without a hitch for the seventh straight year

 

Full results follow:

  CHAMPIONSHIP          
Pos Player Hometown   Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1 Randy Haag Burlingame, CA   72 72 144
2 Erick Thorson Westlake Village, CA   74 73 147
T3 Colin Peck Palo Alto, CA   70 78 148
T3 Derek Ernst Clovis, CA   77 71 148
T5 Alton Anderson Thousand Oaks, CA   75 75 150
T5 Brian Swenson Dublin, CA   77 73 150
7 R.C. Orr Sacramento, CA   75 76 151
8 Taylor Travis Fremont, CA   81 71 152
T9 David Staszko San Jose, CA   73 80 153
T9 Scott Hardy Pleasant Hill, CA   77 76 153
T9 Scott Terry Pleasanton, CA   75 78 153
T12 Jeremy Gearhart Atascadero, CA   75 79 154
T12 Ken Harrington San Francisco, CA   76 78 154
T12 Nicholas Brown Rocklin, CA   79 75 154
T12 Reid Scarff Oroville, CA   79 75 154
T16 Harlan Karnofsky Sacramento, CA   75 80 155
T16 Nathan Hall Atherton, CA   82 73 155
T16 Pat Phillips Palo Alto, CA   75 80 155
T19 Kris Butkys Thousand Oaks, CA   77 79 156
T19 Kyle Souza Livermore, CA   78 78 156
T21 Kyle Candlish Rancho Murieta, CA   76 81 157
T21 Mark Mance San Francisco, CA   75 82 157
T23 Chris Jensen Los Altos, CA   80 78 158
T23 Kevin Alexander Napa, CA   83 75 158
T25 Min-Wook Woo Davis, CA   82 77 159
T25 Neil Summers Livermore, CA   82 77 159
T27 Chris Hyland San Francisco, CA   81 79 160
T27 Darryl Donovan Morgan Hill, CA   83 77 160
T27 Jerry Ledzinski Carmel, CA   81 79 160
T30 Jeff Dare Pleasanton, CA   81 81 162
T30 John Hasse Berkeley, CA   80 82 162
T30 John Justus Fairfield, CA   81 81 162
T33 Brandon McNally Burlingame, CA   81 82 163
T33 Eric Smith Tiburon, CA   83 80 163
35 Robert Goodwin Atherton, CA   81 83 164
36 Andrew Haggen Walnut Creek, CA   83 82 165
37 Gregg Zywicke San Francisoc, CA   79 87 166
38 Keith Schwartz San Mateo, CA   87 83 170
T39 Chip Doyle Castro Valley, CA   85 87 172
T39 John Giffin San Rafael, CA   83 89 172
41 Trent Hays Reno, NV   88 85 173
42 Rune Jensen Mill Valley, CA   87 87 174
43 Sean Nadir Los Altos, CA   86 89 175
44 Wait Harris Menlo Park, CA   92 91 183
45 mike jacobs Petaluma, CA   99 85 184
46 Michael Hays Reno, NV   92 93 185
47 Andrew Morocco San Jose, CA   92 98 190
T48 Andrew Temple Berkeley, CA   NC NC NC
T48 Chris Monk Foster City, CA   79 NC NC
T48 Dean Prince Pacifica, CA   85 NC NC
T48 H. Curtis Abbey Portola Valley, CA   85 NC NC
T48 Lenny Nash San Anselmo, CA   NC NC NC
T48 Logan Woodruff Oakland, CA   NC NC NC
T48 Travis Bregman Newhall, CA   NC NC NC
 
  SENIOR DIVISION          
Pos Player Hometown   Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1 Herb Jensen Carmichael, CA   76 72 148
2 Frank Abbott Napa, CA   77 76 153
T3 Paul Balatti Santa Rosa, CA   78 77 155
T3 Sherman Haggerty El Dorado Hills, CA   72 83 155
T3 Tom Lyons Pleasanton, CA   81 74 155
6 Greg Saiki Sanger, CA   80 77 157
T7 Rob Schneider Lafayette, CA   82 76 158
T7 Tony Wilmer San Mateo, CA   79 79 158
9 Carl Selkirk Chico, CA   85 74 159
10 Shelton Washburn Novato, CA   76 84 160
T11 Ben Whipple El Dorado Hills, CA   83 78 161
T11 Rob Thompson Merced, CA   80 81 161
T13 Jeff Early Pleasanton, CA   84 78 162
T13 Norm Hall Atherton, CA   79 83 162
T15 Bob Forster Huntington Beach, CA   80 84 164
T15 Neil Duffy Santa Cruz, CA   84 80 164
T15 Stephen Friend Redondo Beach, CA   86 78 164
T18 Jim Welsh San Jose, CA   88 79 167
T18 Stuart Diamond San Rafael, CA   83 84 167
20 Dirk Godsey San Rafael, CA   87 81 168
21 Kirk Holtze Novato, CA   88 83 171
22 Jeffrey True Sonoma, CA   90 85 175
23 Dave Stone Danville, CA   93 84 177
24 Thomas Hitchcock San Mateo, CA   97 82 179
25 Vince Ambrosia San Jose, CA   87 95 182
26 Dan Redmond San Francisco, CA   102 96 198
T27 Bob Schoenherr San Jose, CA   82 NC NC
T27 Greg McMaster Temecula, CA   NC NC NC
T27 Kevin Tierney Sunnyvale, CA   NC NC NC
 
  NET DIVISION          
Pos Player Hometown   Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1 Jeff Kier Sacramento, CA   71 71 142
2 Jesse White Petaluma, CA   74 72 146
3 Michael Carr San Francisco, CA   73 81 154
4 Alan Suzuki San Francisco, CA   79 74 154
4 Al Richardson Santa Clara, CA   77 79 156
6 Scott Rhine San Jose, CA   79 78 157
7 Steve Clarke San Francisco, CA   81 80 161
T8 Nigel Harold Alameda, CA   83 86 166
T8 David Cherney Novato, CA   83 81 164
T10 Byron Smith Clovis, CA   91 83 174
T10 Del Hocker San Jose, CA   87 87 174
12 Bob Gorman San Ramon, CA   84 91 175
13 Matthew Williams Denver, CO   86 91 176
14 Rob Smith Petaluma, CA   89 88 177
             

 

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