Kyle Hopkins wins the Santa Rosa City Championship
Bennett Valley's own Kyle Hopkins captured the Santa Rosa City<br>(Bennett Valley photo)
Bennett Valley's own Kyle Hopkins captured the Santa Rosa City
(Bennett Valley photo)

SANTA ROSA, CA (October 29, 2017) - 32-year-old Kyle Hopkins of Santa Rosa won the Santa Rosa City by six shots on Sunday, with Luis Diaz a distant second. Hopkins shot 68-69 for a two-round total of 137.

Ruiz shot a 67 in round one to take a one-shot lead, but faded to a 76 in the final round.

Ruiz in turn was another six shots ahead of the third-place finisher Graham Beard, who was the only other player to break 150.

In the Senior division, George Fahey won on the fourth playoff hole over Ken Gosselin after both players shot two-round totals of 150. Matt Vukicevich missed the playoff by one shot and settled for third place.

Along with Oakmont Golf Club, Bennett Valley Golf Shop, Inc. donated a portion of the proceeds from the tournament to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund to help those affected by the recent wildfires in the Santa Rosa area.

It is remarkable that the course was able to host the tournament at all, given how close the fires came.

From Jess Stimack, golf professional at Bennett Valley: "The field was probably smaller due to the fires. The fire got within a quarter mile of the golf course; directly above the first fairway is where CAL FIRE performed a successful, and extremely visible backfire that saved all of Bennett Valley.

Both Bennett Valley and Oakmont lowered the greens fees for the event to increase the purse for the players, and also donated nearly $1000 to North Bay Fire Relief Fund."

Final results of the Santa Rosa City and Senior Golf Championship, played Oct. 28-29 at Bennett Valley Golf Club and Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa, CA:

1. Kyle Hopkins 137
2. Luis Diaz 143
3. Graham Beard 149
4. Anthony Vacarro 150
5. Steven Wight 151
6. Matt Woosley 152
7. Joe Fowler 153
8. Darren Shaw 154
8. Dane Fairfield154
10. Kent Veale 155
10. Jeff Huluska 155

1. George Fahey 150
2. Ken Gosselin 150
3. Matt Vukicevich 151
4. Greg O'Malley 155
5. Mike Parnow 157
6. Steve Hendrick 158
7. Philip Yim 157
7. Tom Phillips 157
9. Tom Terry 163
9. Jim Ono 163

ABOUT THE Santa Rosa City

NCGA points event. 36 hole stroke play for men and seniors, with flights determined by the number of entries. Field limited to a maximum of 40 players in the net divisions and 80 players in the gross divisions (senior & championship flight combined).

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