Tom Prendergast and David Swanson Win Cravens Invitational
21 May 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: San Gabriel Country Club


SAN GABRIEL, CA (May 21, 2017) - Tom Prendergast and David Swanson of Redhawk Golf Resort beat Jeff and Kevin Botsford of Annandale GC 4&3 in the final match to win the Cravens Invitational at San Gabriel Country Club.

Earlier Sunday, Prendergast and Swanson eliminated the team of Kevin Baker and Mike Gallegos of Shady Canyon Golf Club, 5&3. The Botsfords reached the final with a 2 up win over Peter Epstine and Michael McLoughlin of Bernardo Heights Country Club.

Other flight winners include:

Aliso Flight: Kyle George and Ed Mace, San Gabriel CC (8&7 over Chris Dunn and Joe Millin, Lakeside GC)

Amigos Flight: Michael Donovan and Dan Stauber, Western Hills G&CC (3&2 over Jeff Clow and Mike Masterson, Glendora CC)

Live Oak Flight: Larry Jackson and Jason Leung, California GC of San Francisco (3&1 over Bill Furlong and Jon Keigwin, Canyon Lake GC)

Los Robles Flight: Michael Flanagan and Ryan Flanagan, Annandale GC (20th hole over Riley Cole and Robert Erskine, San Gabriel CC)

Mission Flight: Fred Cook and Brad Scott, San Gabriel CC (3&2 over Phil Rowley and Scott Swimley, Claremont CC)

Padre Flight: Curtice Booth and Paul DeForest, San Gabriel CC (1 up over Bryan Kleinlein and D.J. Langer, Phoenix CC)

Peon Flight: Todd Doney and Peter Osborne, San Francisco GC (2 up over Patrick Haden and Taylor Haden, Pine Valley GC

San Gabriel Flight: Iain MacDonald and David Ober, Bear Creek GC (19th hole over Roger Adams and Eric Underwood, Old Waverly CC

Verde Flight: Mark Carroll and Trevor Jones, San Gabriel CC (22nd hole over Josh Codding and C.J. Meert, Hidden Valley CC)

Visitadores Flight: Mark Grabowski and Justin Lyle-Purdy, CC of North Carolina (4&2 over David Dendy and Mark Schultz, Ansley Golf Club)

Visitadores Dos Flight: David Birdwell and Bill Hollett, Atlanta CC (3&1 over Stu Foster and Brian Smith, Park Meadows CC

Visitadores Tres Flight: Billy Gould and Will Mast, Phoenix CC (4&3 over Stephen Connolly and Robert Tantillo, California GC of San Francisco

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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