PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2010) – The NCGA amateurs beat the NCPGA professionals in the 33rd Annual Hanna-Wehrman Cup at Poppy Hills GC. The amateurs held on to their day-one lead and dominated the round-three singles matches, 8 and 2. Last year’s tie score was broken with the amateurs winning 13 and 7 of the overall points.
“It’s great to see healthy competition between amateurs and professionals all in the spirit and love of the game,” said NCGA Team Captain Kerry Gordon. “The competition and friendships enhance the golf experience for everyone involved. The NCGA is privileged to be able to host this competition and we continue to work toward fulfilling the NCGA’s mission in promoting golf in Northern California.”
The annual event, beginning in 1967, invites the top Northern California amateurs to play against the best NCPGA professionals, determined through a qualifying points’ system. This three-round tournament combines four-ball match play and foursome match play in a Ryder Cup format.
Anthony Barrera closed out professional Steve Hummel at 7 and 6 to post the first score of the third-round singles matches. Danny Paniccia also won his match at 5 and 3 over Jeffery Anderson. In other matches, Hae Young Lee fell to amateur Kyle Prolo, 3 and 2; professional Ken Powell claimed a close match at 3 and 1 to Casey Boyns; and the matches between Darryl Donovan and Rick Liebovich as well as Russell Humphrey and Don Winter resulted in ties.
In a duel between the NCGA and NCPGA Players of the Year, Randy Haag defeated Jason Schmul with a 4 and 3 victory. Professional Jason Owen won both Foursome and Four-ball matches but lost his singles match against Ricky Stockton (2 and 1). To close out the round, Kevin Wentworth went 6 and 4 over Greg Rodgers, and George Gandranata finished one-up over Mitch Lowe.
The NCGA Hanna-Wehrman team comprises Casey Boyns, Ricky Stockton, Anthony Barrera, Kevin Wentworth, Russell Humphrey, Danny Paniccia, Darryl Donovan, Randy Haag, George Gandranata and Kyle Prolo. They competed against the NCPGA team of Rick Leibovich, Jason Owen, Jeffrey Anderson, Ken Powell, Steve Hummel, Hae Young Lee, Greg Rodgers, Jason Schmuhl, Mitch Lowe and Don Winter.
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