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2011 Seaver Cup Teams/Player Bios

2011 Seaver Cup Teams/Player Bios

 

NCGA

Name Bio
Anthony Barrera • Reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship and the round of 16 at the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship • Quarterfinalist at 2011 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship • 6th place at 2011 NCGA Public Links Championship • Tied for 8th at the 2011 NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship • 6th place at 2011 Stocker Cup
Casey Boyns • Attended the University of Utah • 2-time California State Amateur Champion (1989 & 1993) • 2-time NCGA Amateur Champion (1987 & 1996) • 4-time NCGA Public Links Champion (1981, 1983, 1987, 1996) • NCGA Master Division Champion (2007) • NCGA Senior Four-Ball Champion (2011) • Qualified for numerous USGA championships • One of two players to win the NCGA Player of the Year at least four times (1987, 1989, 1996, & 2007) • 2009 California Golf Hall of Fame inductee
Randy Haag • Attended San Diego State University • 6-time NCGA Player of the Year (1993, 1995, 1999, 2009-2011) • 2- time NCGA Amateur Champion (1992 & 1993) • 3 –time NCGA Master Division Champion (1999, 2002, & 2009) • Has won numerous NCGA championships • Qualified for numerous USGA championships • Low amateur at the Senior British Open (2010 & 2011) • Only player in the world to qualify for 3 USGA Championships in 2011 (U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur, & U.S. Senior Open)
Scott Hardy • Attended Saint Mary’s College and is current Head Men’s Golf Coach • 5-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year • 3- time NCGA Public Links Champion (2007, 2010, 2011) • 2-time NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Champion (2004 & 2011) • Qualified for numerous USGA championships and is a two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur Semifinalist
Jim Knoll • Attended San Jose State University • 2011 NCGA Senior Player of the Year • NCGA Senior Amateur Champion (2011)• NCGA Senior Four-Ball Champion (2011) • NCGA Senior Valley Amateur Champion (2008 & 2011) • Qualified for numerous USGA championships • Qualified for the PGA Tour (1976 & 1978)
Danny Paniccia • Attended Fresno State University • 1994 NCGA Junior Amateur Champion • 3-time Fresno City Amateur Champion • Qualified for 4 consecutive U.S. Amateur Championships (1996-99) • Member of the Canadian Professional Tour (2002-06)
Jeff Burda • Attended Notre Dame University • 3-time California Senior Amateur Champion (2008-10) • NCGA Senior Amateur Champion (2008 & 2010) • NCGA Master Division Champion (1996, 1997, 2005) • NCGA Senior Four-Ball Champion (2011) • Qualified for numerous USGA championships and reached the semifinals of the 2010 U.S. Senior Amateur • Only player to win an NCGA title in four different decades
Kevin Wentworth • Attended Cal State East Bay University • 2007 Division III All-American • Qualifed for 5 USGA championships • 2011 California Amateur Championship – Runner-up • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 & 2011 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship • Member of the winning 2011 Pacific Coast Amateur Morse Cup team

SCGA

Name Bio
Robert Funk

-2003 Trans-Miss four-Ball Champion - 2006 Trans-Miss Amateur Champion - 2006 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion - 2006 SCGA Four-Ball Champion - 2007 SCGA Foursomes Champion

Tim Hogarth • Attended Cal State University Northridge • Two-time NCAA All-American • 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion • 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship – Runner-up • 1999 California Amateur Champion• 2004 SCGA Amateur Champion • 4-time SCGA Mid- Amateur Champion (199, 2007, 2009, 2010) • 3-time SCGA Public Links Champion including 2011• 6-time Kelly Cup Champion• 3-time Pasadena City Champion • Played in the 2000 Masters
Howie Knodt • Attended Southwestern College • 2009 SCGA Senior Player of the Year • 2009 SCGA Senior Amateur Champion • 2009 SCGA Senior Four-Ball Champion • 2011 SCGA Senior Match Play Champion • 2009 & 2011 San Diego City Senior Amateur Champion
Kevin Marsh • Attended Pepperdine University• 2008 & 2010 SCGA Player of the Year • 2008 SCGA Amateur Champion • 2008 & 2009 SCGA Four- Ball Champion • 2005 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion• Played in 14 USGA Championships and 3 R&A Championships • Played in the 2006 Masters
Mark Miller • 2011 SCGA Foursomes Champion • Qualified for the last 4 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships and reached the round of 32 in 2011 • Qualified for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
Justin Warthen

• Reached quarterfinals of 2011 SCGA Match Play Championship • Top 5 finish at 2011 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship • 2011 Santa Maria Valley Amateur Champion • 2011 San Luis Obispo County Amateur Champion

Mark Nickeas • Signed a professional soccer contract after high school and played professional soccer in England and the USA for 14 years • 2011 California Senior Amateur Champion • Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Senior Open Championship • Son, Michael currently is a member of the New York Mets (MLB).
Dan Sullivan • Attended the University of Southern California • 2011 SCGA Foursome Champion • 2010 NCGA Master Division Champion • 2009 Santa Barbara County Champion • Reached the round of 16 at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

 

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