Cravens Invitational: San Gabriel's Booth/Henderson win
20 May 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

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

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (May 19, 2013) -- The team of Curtice Booth and Reed Henderson defeated Fred Cook and Brad Cook, 4-and-3, in the final match in the Championship Division of the 2013 Cravens Invitational.

In an all-San Gabriel Country Club final-match, the four members battled for the prestigious title. The Invitational began in 1925 and has been played at San Gabriel since 1943. It annually attracts teams from all over the nation and has earned the reputation as one of the finest amateur golf events anywhere.

The winners dispatched of fellow San Gabriel members Mike Rosenberg and Ted Vournas in the semifinals after defeating Al Barkley and Marc Wolfsohn of Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club. The ninth-seeded team beat Annandale's Joseph De Briyn and Tim Smith in the first round.

Cook and Scott also beat fellow San Gabriel members in the semifinals, dispatching of Alec and Doug Martinez to move on to the finale. The runners-up also beat Jay Borzi and Tom Polich of Bel-Air Country Club and Tom Doherty and Dennis Shannon, Jr. of Big Canyon.

Other flight winners at the 2013 Cravens Invitational include:

Alison Flight: Mark Harris and Alan Weakland, Annandale Golf Club
Visitadores Dos Flight: Tom Prendergast and David Swanson, Red Hawk
Live Oak Flight: Chad Russell and Moses Yu, San Gabriel Country Club
Los Robles Flight: Keith Morris and Jim Kinsel, Oakmont Country Club
Padre Flight: Chris Huisken and Charlie Rodgers, San Gabriel Country Club
Amigos Flight: Nick Gonzales and Mike Mutschler, Glendora Country Club
Mission Flight: Don Dizon and Rick Neuheisel, Bel-Air Country Club
Verde Flight: David Foggia and Mark Leo, TPC Summerlin
Hermosillo Flight: Chris and Eric Edmonds, Santa Ana Country Club
Visitadores Flight: Billy Gould and Will Mast, Phoenix Country Club
Peon Flight: Mark DuPont and Boyd Martin, Jr., Santa Ana Country Club

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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