Mark Gore of San Rafael won the Northern California Golf Association’s inaugural Weekend Net Tour Championship and also wrapped up the WNT’s Player of the Year award.
The 56-year-old Gore posted a final-round score of 8-under-par 64 to beat Brian Panter of San Francisco by three strokes at the Links at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.
“Oh, yes, I wanted to win both titles,” said Gore, a member at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael. “That’s what I was shooting for. It’s the most significant thing I’ve done in golf.
“I just drove the ball really well and putted well. That, and I only lost one ball.”
Gore bounced back after shooting 5-over 76 in the first round at Poppy Hills Golf Course, collecting two eagles and eight birdies while playing Spanish Bay for the first time, to finish at 3-under 140.
Panter was second at 71-72—143, followed by William Alexander of Roseville at 74-72—146 and David Davis of Vacaville at 71-77—148.
Mario Perez Jr. of Arnold shot 78-71—149 to tie for fifth at Al Varga of Walnut Creek, who finished at 77-72—149, and Steve Yoo of San Francisco, who wound up at 72-77—149.
Scott Daniels of Citrus Heights was eighth at 77-73—150, followed by Paul Boudreau of Redwood City at 75-76—151, and Lionel Fernandez of San Ramon at 77-75—152.
Gore finished the season with 4,460 points in the Player of the Year standings, followed by Abraham Attouleh of Modesto at 2,867 and Alexander at 2,858.
Gore was helped by partner Dan Murphy, as they won two of the team events and finished second in two more.
“Dan helped me get a lot of points,” Gore said. “The closer I got to the top of the standings, the more I started playing.”
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