Ten-time defending champion amateurs from the NCGA
after retaining the title on Tuesday (NCGA photo)
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Playing together in the final group, Nick Moore and Jason Anthony each pulled out 3-and-2 wins to help the NCGA rally and retain the Hanna-Wehrman Cup for the 10th straight year.
The NCGA trailed 6-4 after Monday’s two sessions with 10 singles matches up for grabs. But the NCGA won three of the final four matches to secure 6 points on Tuesday, tie the NCPGA at 10-10, and retain the cup.
Randy Haag and Anthony teamed up Monday to win two points, and then both won their singles matches. Haag won his singles match 4 and 3. Jon Peterson, Matt Cohn and Scott Hardy also won their singles matches for the NCGA.
Bruce Summerhays, Dave Carr and Joe Dolby all secured three points for the NCPGA over the three sessions.
The NCGA has retained the Hanna-Wehrman Cup for the last nine years. The NCPGA set an early tone that this year might be different, collecting the first three points available, including two dominating wins. Dave Carr and Bruce Summerhays dominated Scott Mitchell and Blake Hathcoat 9 and 8, while Michael Duncan and Joe Dolby beat reigning NCGA Player of the Year Nick Moore and Matt Cohn 6 and 5, as the NCPGA took an early 3-2 lead over the NCGA after the morning alternate shot matches.
Brian Glosser and Tim Pulley also beat Gary Dunn and Jon Peterson 3-and-2 for the third NCPGA point, while Scott Hardy/Ben Peters and Randy Haag/Jason Anthony collected wins for the NCGA.
If the NCGA is going to retain the Hanna-Wehrman Cup for the 10th straight year, it is going to need an impressive showing in Tuesday’s singles matches.
The NCPGA won three out of five points in both the morning and afternoon sessions to take a 6-4 lead with 10 singles points remaining.
While the afternoon match was closer, the NCPGA’s Michael Duncan and Joe Dolby beat Nick Moore and Matt Cohn for the second time on Monday, 3 and 1 in four-ball. The NCPGA’s Dave Carr and Bruce Summerhays also collected their second point, holding on for a 1-up win over Scott Mitchell and Blake Hathcoat. Carr/Summerhays won the morning match 9 and 8. Jason Schmuhl and Joe Moulton bounced back from a morning loss to beat the NCGA’s Scott Hardy and Ben Peters, 1 up.
Randy Haag and Jason Anthony collected two points for the NCGA, beating Stuart Smith and Mitch Lowe in four-ball, 2 up. Gary Dunn and Jon Peterson also collected an afternoon point for the NCGA.
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ABOUT THE Hanna-Wehrman Cup Matches
The Hanna-Wehrman Cup features 10 amateur
players representing the NCGA (top players from the
previous season’s points list) taking on 10
professional players representing the Northern
California PGA in a Ryder Cup-like format.
The first day of play consists of two rounds—one
round of four-ball match play (better ball) and one
round of foursome match play (alternate shot). The
second day of play’s final rounds consist of singles
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