The San Gabriel team of Russell/Yu take the 2012 Cravens Invitational
20 May 2012
by Mike Stubbs of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Cravens Invitational Golf Tournament, San Gabriel Country Club

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (May 2012) -- The team of Moses Yu and Chad Russell played solid golf on the weekend to capture the 2012 Cravens Invitational held annually at the beautiful San Gabriel Country Club. They took down the team from Rancho Sante Fe of Kenyon Clark and James Wright 5 and 3 then in the finals they defeated Jeff Botsford and Larry Tashjian of Annandale CC 4 and 3 to hoist the trophy.

The prestigious Cravens Invitational Tournament, begun in 1925, has been played at San Gabriel since 1943, attracting teams from all over the nation and earning the reputation as one of the finest amateur golf events anywhere.

Flight results:
San Gabriel Flight: Basil Christopoulos and Scott Swimley, Claremont C.C.
Mission Flight: Patrick Haden and Taylor Haden, Pine Valley C.C.
Padre Flight: Greg Forgatch and Mike Preston, San Gabriel C.C.
Aliso Flight: Keith Kinsel and Bob Merette, Oakmont C.C.
Los Robles Flight: George Mack and Bobby Scheffer, Plantation Golf Club
Amigos Flight: Hoyt Holmes and Richard Kronman, Spanish Hills G.C.
Verde Flight: Kyle Jackson and Thomas Taylor, Hacienda G.C.
Hermosillo Flight: Mike Haney and Dave Sheff, Oakmont C.C.
Peon Flight: Chris King and John King, Cherry Hills G.C.
Visitadores Flight: Jeff Christian and Kevin Senn, Diablo C.C. Vistadores Dos Flight: Scott Botsford and Steven Botsford, The Palms G.C.

ABOUT THE Cravens Invitational

The Cravens Invitational began in 1925 and has been played at San Gabriel Country Club since 1943. It annually attracts teams from all over the nation.

John Cravens, a Southern California sportsman, had the idea for the event when he saw two-ball foursome matches in Scotland. He staged the first tournament at the old Midwick Country Club in 1925. It was moved to San Gabriel Country Club in 1943 and has become an integral part of the golf program at San Gabriel.

The rules are simple - Each player must have a handicap under 13 (11.9 index) and be an amateur. The winners of each match are based on the net scores. It is a grueling event. To win the Championship, a team might have to play as many as 108 holes, counting a qualifying round.

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