Scott de Borba of Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove simply continued his winning ways.
De Borba shot 68-68—136, eight-under-par, to capture the 2022 Northern California PGA Championship by four strokes over Tom Johnson, Mike Woods and Rodney Wilson at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside.
That victory came two weeks after De Borba repeated as champion in the NCPGA Assistant Professional Championship at Woodbridge Country Club after winning the NCPGA Pro Series No. 4 event earlier this season.
With those top two victories, De Borba earned exemptions into the 2022 PGA Tour Fortinet Open at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa next September, the National Assistants Professional Championship in November at PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie, Fla., and the 2023 National PGA Professional Championship next April at Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
De Borba is playing about as well as he did when he claimed six victories in 2015 and four in 2014, including the SCPGA Assistant Championship.
Johnson of the Olympic Club in San Francisco posted a score of 73-67—140 to tie for second with Woods of Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, who was the 2021 NCGA Player of the Year and finished at 72-68—140, and Wilson of Sunnyvale Golf Course, who wound up at 69-71—140.
Brad Marek of Corica Park Golf Course in Alameda was fifth at 73-68—141, followed by Warren Pineo of Toscano Golf Club in Reno at 69-73—142, as the top six players all qualified for the PGA of America National Professional Championship.
Dave Carr of Teal Bend Golf Club in Sacramento totaled 71-72—143 to tie for seventh with Joe Dolby of Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, who finished at 73-70—143, Michael Duncan of Cypress Point Golf Club in Pebble Beach, who shot 71-72—143, and Steve Sear of Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley, Nev., a two-time Nevada Amateur champion, who also came in at 71-72—143.
Carr won a card-off and earned an alternate spot in the PGA of America National Championship.