NCGA Stroke Play: Hollinsead leads
11 Jul 2008
see also: Poppy Hills Golf Course


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 11, 2008)--Matthew Hollinsead has seized the lead after one round of the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

The Wildhawk member turned in a sterling 5-under-par 67 to establish a one-stroke advantage over John Balfanz of Scratch Players. Two Olympic Club members, Andrew Biggadike (right) and Jon Peterson, are two strokes back after firing three-under 69s.

Low scoring was the name of the game with nine players in red numbers on the 6,746-yard Poppy Hills. Hollinsead, who lost the Sacramento City in a playoff at Haggin Oaks a month ago, had a scorecard with no blemishes and five birdies.

Defending champion Casey Boyns, who essentially wrapped up an unprecedented fourth player of the year award with a win in this event a year ago, posted a one-over 73 and is six strokes back.

The championship continues with the second round Saturday at Poppy Hills after which there will be a cut to the low 40 scores and ties for the final round on Sunday.

--Courtesy NCGA

Results For Northern California Amateur Stroke Play Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1*CAMatt HollinseadRoseville, CA35067-77-69--213
2CARick ReinsbergLafayette, CA23071-71-71--213
T3CARyan HalliseyGranite Bay, CA14074-69-72--215
T3CACameron RappleyeElk Grove, CA14072-69-74--215
T3CASam SmithTurlock, CA14073-73-69--215

View full results for Northern California Amateur Stroke Play Golf Championship

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