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California Cup Matches: SCGA flips the script on the NCGA
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With the Golden State's bragging rights on the line, the SCGA snapped a four event losing streak as the cup will head south for the first time since 2008.

The SCGA pulled out to a lead on Thursday morning at La Quinta CC, earning 16.5 points to the NCGA’s 13.5 in Round 1 Four-Ball matches. The first two groups out for the SCGA posted vital points, as Kathy Kurata/Caryn Wilson and Jakeishya Le/Erica Wang combined to tally five points in their Four-Ball matches. Later on, Nick Geyer/Stewart Hagestad cashed in three full points for the eventual champs.

Needing to mount a epic comeback during the Singles matches, the NCGA battled hard but fell short as they tallied 28 singles points to the SCGA's 32. The final count score was 48.5 - 41.5 in favor of the SCGA.

The Cup utilizes a format similar to the Ryder Cup – three points are available for each match, one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine and one point for the overall match (any matches that are halved earn a 1/2 point).

The California Amateur Cup is a biennial competition that pits the best NCGA tournament players against the top SCGA players, and encourages year-long competition amongst tournament players, camaraderie and a friendly battle between regional golf associations.

Team NCGA

Holly Bare, Eva Monisteri, Domingo Jojola, Ian Dahl, Lynne Cowan, Karen Garcia, Jeff Britton, Mike Rowley, Bobby Bucey, Jason Melvin, Joy Robinson, Patricia Cornett, Jason Anthony, Garett Wagner, Tina Barker, Marianne Towersey, Casey Boyns, Jim Knoll, Brett Viboch, Matt Cohn

Team SCGA

Jakeishya Le, Erica Wang, Tim Hogarth, Stephen Hale, Whitney French, Gina Bamberger, John Mack, Don Dubois, Cody Hall, Damon Krause, Jamie Hoffmann, Kathy Kurata, Nick Geyer, Dan Sullivan, Caryn Wilson, Corey Weworski, Craig Davis, Jim Ream, Stewart Hagestad, Corby Segal

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ABOUT THE California Amateur Cup Matches

Formerly known as the Seaver Cup Matches, the biennial California Amateur Cup Matches brings together the best male and female players of the Northern (NCGA) and Southern (SCGA) California golf associations for team competition. Each team is comprised of 20 players: 12 males (four Seniors and eight non- Seniors) and eight females. Participating players are to be selected by NCGA and SCGA members of the California Golf Association board with consideration to Player of the Year Standings in both the NCGA and SCGA. The winning team will receive the Seaver Cup, which is named in honor of NCGA Hall of Famer Charles Seaver.

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