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48th NCGA Public Links Championship Nick Moore | Spyglass Hill/Bayonet | April 29-30


Nick Moore first picked up a Nick Moore


golf club when he was 23. Seven years later, he’s the NCGA Public Links champion. Moore displayed a rock- steady game at challenging Bayonet GC and Spyglass Hill over two days, grinding out 15 pars each round en route to an even-par 144 and a one-stroke victory over first-round leader Russell Humphrey.


“Today was almost the same as yesterday, where I hit


greens in regulation, but I couldn’t make a putt,” said Moore after his win. “So I’m really happy to escape with a win, only making three birdies over two days.” Moore started the final round in sixth place after an opening 73, but he turned in the only red score at Spyglass to leapfrog to the top of the leaderboard. Humphrey, who opened with a 71, closed with a 74. His 20-foot birdie attempt on the final hole to force a playoff slid just past the hole.


Quick Facts  FIELD AND FORMAT: 112 players, 36 holes of stroke play  FIRST-ROUND LEADER: Russell Humphrey  WINNING PERFORMANCE: 73-71–144  STATS OF SIGNIFICANCE: Moore made just three bogeys in 36 holes, the fewest in the field.


 PREVIOUS CHAMPION: Trent Tessler; Tessler disqualified himself after the opening round for signing an incorrect scorecard.


 UNTIL NEXT TIME: March 31-Apr. 1, 2014 at Spyglass Hill and Bayonet GC


FLIGHT CHAMPIONS: Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler


Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler combined for a 5-under 67 in the final round to hold off a hard-charging Randy Haag and Jim Knoll by one shot to capture the 47th NCGA Four-Ball Championship. Paniccia and Stieler, who grabbed the lead in the sec-


ond round after a 68-65 start, finished at 16-under par, which was just out of reach for NCGA veterans Haag and Knoll, who began the day two back. Haag (a six- time NCGA Player of the Year and Knoll (a two-time Senior Player of the Year) closed with a 6-under 66. Paniccia and Stieler were nearly flawless in navigating


Spyglass Hill, making just one bogey as a team over 54 holes. “That’s teamwork,” said Paniccia, referring to the


rotating good play between one another. “That’s the only way you can win out here.” The Riverbend GC employees shot the fourth lowest


score in tournament history, and the lowest since Taylor Travis and Ryan Sloane in 2008.


Quick Facts  FIELD AND FORMAT: 186 players (93 teams), 54 holes of better ball


President Flight James Pogue


Net 68-71–139 


Dream foursome: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and


Bubba Watson 


One word to describe yourself: Tenacious


Director Flight David Foord


Net 74-69-143 


Dream foursome: John Donangelo, Ray Flores and


Jimmy Fucillo— my regular group 


One word to describe yourself: Grinder


48 / NCGA.ORG / SUMMER 2013


Secretary Flight Brian McClintock


Net 74-65-139 


Dream foursome: Fred Couples, Bubba Watson,


Phil Mickelson 


One word to describe yourself: Confident


 FIRST-ROUND LEADER: Eric Ash and Kyle Listar  SECOND-ROUND LEADER: Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler


 WINNING PERFORMANCE: 68-65-67–200  STATS OF SIGNIFICANCE: Paniccia holed out for eagle from 91 yards on the 17th hole during his team’s second- round 65.


 PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS: Russell Humphrey and James Watt


 UNTIL NEXT TIME: May 9-11, 2014 at Spyglass Hill


47th Annual NCGA Four-Ball Championship


Danny Paniccia and Mike Stieler | Spyglass Hill | May 10-12


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