Two Teams pace Cravens Invitational Qualifying
18 May 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: San Gabriel Country Club

San Gabriel Country Club <br>(San Gabriel Country Club Photo)
San Gabriel Country Club
(San Gabriel Country Club Photo)

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (May 17, 2017) -- The three day Cravens Invitational began Wednesday under perfect Southern California weather. The teams of Jim Kinsel and Keith Morris of Oakmont and Ethan Falk and Glenn Wedeen (San Gabriel) were able to take advantage of the conditions (and let's be honest, May is a pretty good time of year in the Golden State) to score alternate shot rounds of Net 68 over San Gabriel Country Club's tournament ready layout.

Three teams--Jeff Hart and Doug Neary of Shady Canyon, Leo Alonzo/Butch Nungesser and Donald McWhirter/Benjamin Stoney of the host club San Gabriel--shot net 69s.

The top 16 teams advanced to the Championship match play bracket. Six teams who shot 71 played off for the final five spots. All of the other teams were flighted by score into match play brackets for the weekend.

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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