Chavez, Cook, Nayve, Wrobel claim titles at SCGA Net
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (April 19, 2011) --
Playing at Industry Hills GC for the fourth
straight year, the Amateur Net Championship
concluded this afternoon. 180 competitors
competed in four flights, determined by
handicap. Arturo Chavez, Rick Cook,
Christopher Nayve and Ron Wrobel were this
Winning the Bobby Jones flight, Chavez
recorded rounds of 71 and 68 to finish at a
four under par 139. Chavez, who played in the
tournament last year and failed to break 80 in
either of his rounds, said the key to winning
this time was his improved putting.
Coming in second place in the Bobby Jones
flight was Sean Birren, who boasts a +2
handicap. Birren finished at 2 under par, firing
rounds of 71 and 70 in the tournament.
The Jack Nicklaus flight was won by Cook, who
finished two strokes ahead of competitor
Charles Alfonso. Cook, who was playing on his
home course, recorded rounds of 71 and 72 to
finish 1 under par. Cook was the only player in
his flight to finish the tournament under par.
"My irons [were working well today]," said
Cook. "I got lucky on a lot of shots but I didn't
give up. That's what this whole thing was
about for me."
When asked how home course advantage
aided him, Cook replied, "I think it helped on
the greens, reading the greens, and it helped
knowing where I could miss the ball."
Nayve easily won the Arnold Palmer flight,
ending the two-day tournament at 10 under
par and four strokes ahead of his nearest
competition, Mitchel Stanton. Nayve, who is a
member of Balboa Park Mens GC, shot rounds
of 65 and 68.
"I think just being patient," said Nayve when
asked what he did differently then the past
years he competed in this tournament. "I
actually wasn't playing well coming into this,
so I just told myself to practice my short game
and putting. This is a tournament for all of us,
you don't have to be a scratch golfer, so you
can come out here and enjoy. Play golf with a
bunch of good guys."
Wrobel of Los Verdes Mens GC won the Ben
Hogan flight, edging out William Berg by one
stroke. Wrobel concluded the tournament with
a 137, contributing rounds of 67 and 70. "I
shot better [this year]," said Wrobel, who has
played in the tournament three out of the past
four years. "I have no idea [what the
difference was], but finally it was good enough
to come in first."
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