Pros Finally top the Ams at the Hanna-Wehrman Cup Matches
The NCGA amateur team fought hard but came up one point short<br>(NCGA photo)
The NCGA amateur team fought hard but came up one point short
(NCGA photo)

PLEASANT HILL, CA (October 24, 2017) - The professional team of the Northern California PGA (NCPGA) ended an 11-year drought in the Hanna-Wehrman Cup Matches, taking a narrow 10.5-9.5 win over the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) amateur team at Contra Costa Country Club.

“I can retire now,” said NCPGA captain Paul Wilcox.

The two teams were tied 2.5-2.5 after the Monday morning Chapman session, but in the afternoon Four-Ball session the amateurs took control, winning 3.5 out of 5 points and taking a two point lead into the Tuesday Singles.

But the NCPGA rose to the occasion this time, winning the Singles session 6.5-3.5 and taking the Cup for the first time since 2005.

Matt Cohn, Garett Wagner and Domingo Jojola each won singles matches for the NCGA. Bobby Bucey was the overall leading point earner for the ams, earning 2.5 points for the three matches. Wagner, Jojola, and Brett Viboch each had 2 points.

“It was a tough match. They pulled it out at the end,” said NCGA captain Tom Bone.

After the loss, the NCGA leads the all-time Hanna-Wehrman Cup series, 24-19-9.

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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 match play.

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