Haag-Anthony Win 15th NCGA Mid-Am 4-Ball

Randy Haag of San Francisco and Jason Anthony of Fairfield have won their share of Northern California Golf Association titles and simply added to the totals.

Haag (pictured left) and Anthony (right) posted a tournament record score of 64-63—127, 15-under par, to capture the 15th NCGA Mid-Amateur Four-Ball by three strokes at Poppy Hills Golf Course (https://poppyhillsgolf.com) in Pebble Beach, winning the title for the second time in three years.

“We’re very similar in that we just love to compete,” said the 34-year-old Anthony, reigning NCGA Player of the Year, who won the San Francisco City Championship in March, one of three title he has won this year to add to his numerous titles.

“I hate to lose as much as he does. We hold each other highly accountable on the course. If one of us is out of the hole, the other one wants to make birdie.”

Haag, 59, won this tournament for fourth time to tie James Hay (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) for the most titles in the history of the event, as he also won with Darryl Donovan in 2010 and 2011.

It also was Haag’s 16th career NCGA victory, tying fellow NCGA Hall of Famer Casey Boyns for the most in association history.

“We (he and Boyns) have had this thing going for 30 years,” Haag said. “I’ve won this a few times and he’s played in the Public Links. It’s great to have this little battle. James Hay is a hell of a player, too. All these guys are just so talented.”

Rick Reinsberg of Lafayette and Garrett Wagner of Brentwood were second at 66-64—130, while defending champions Danny Paniccia of Fresno and Mike Stieler of Oakhurst shot 66-65—131 to tie for third with Kevin Alexander of Napa and Kevin Johnson of San Francisco, who finished at 65-66—131.

William Harke of San Francisco and Ben Peters of Redwood City totaled 67-66—133 to tie for fifth with Bobby Bucey of Concord and Domingo Jojola of Burlingame, who finished at 68-65—133.

Matt Cohn of San Francisco and Nick Moore of Seaside were seventh at 66-68—134, followed by Tony Padilla of Sacramento and Donn Berdhall of Studio City at 67-68—135 and Graham Beard and Christopher Mills of Ukiah at 66-70—136.

Dan Valine of San Francisco and Brent Booth of Los Altos shot 71-67—138 to tie for 10th with Zach Lent of San Francisco and Ben Jensen of Redwood City, who finished at 70-68—138 and Jim Williams of Orinda and John Jennison of San Francisco, who wound up 68-70—138.

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