Staedler-Jetter Sr. Cup: Title to Norcal
24 Oct 2008
see also: Staedler-Jetter Senior Cup Matches, Poppy Hills Golf Course


PLEASANTON, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2008) - The NCGA senior amateurs staged an impressive comeback on the final day of the Staedler-Jetter Cup, overcoming a four point deficit to hold on to the trophy for the ninth straight year.

Gary Vanier meant business with an emphatic 8 & 7 win over Glen Stubblefield, offering some retribution after two halved matches yesterday .

The rest of the senior amateur squad then followed suit. Herb Jensen was 3-down after 12 holes against Chris Bitticks and pulled the match back for a win on the 18th hole.

That level of rallying was seen across the golf course with Rob Thompson posting three-under-par on the back nine to square the match against Ric Burgess.

Frank Abbott contributed no defeats and secured a 3 & 2 win over Al Krueger. He was joined by Jim Knoll and Jeff Burda who both posted singles wins and won all their matches during the tournament.

Mark Miller, Tom Lyons, Chris McKenna and Bob Olds also won their matches, giving the NCGA senior amateurs the overall lead in the series 13-4-1. The last senior professional victory came in 1999.

--Story courtesy NCGA

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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