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Friday, Oct 18 2013 06:10 PM

Robert Gautney: 2 local teams have qualified for SCGA 4-Ball Championship

BY ROBERT GAUTNEY Contributing golf columnist gautney@att.net

Two local teams have qualified to compete in the SCGA 4-Ball Championship at Mission Viejo CC on Nov.11-12, and another could possibly follow next week.

Defending Kern County Amateur champion Ron Killmer and Nick Vallejo shot a 7-under-par 65 to place T-2nd in qualifying at Rustic Canyon GC in Moorpark on Thursday, and Blake McPherson and Travis Millwee shot a 6-under 66 finish in a four-way tie for fifth as eight teams earned a trip to finals from a field of 35.

The medalists were Greg Dasario from LA and Aaron Wicks from Northridge, who fired an 8-under-par 64.

Locals Mark Delmarter and Jeffrey Vaughn shot a 1-over 73 and tied for 24th.

Jeff Acebedo and Jeff Campbell will try their hand at qualifying on Oct.30 at Goose Creek GC in Mira Loma.

Senior 4-Ball Net Championship

Four teams are scheduled to compete on Oct.28-29 at the Dove Canyon CC in the 10th SCGA Senior 4-Ball Championship.

There is no qualifying for the 36-hole tournament and 71 teams are scheduled to compete.

Robert Gibson/Greg Nichols, Bryan Lynn/Dave Westerfeld, Greg Hash/Mitch Bronson and Jim Seymour/Kent Richardson are the four local teams that will be competing.

Men's Kern County Amateur

Still time to sign up for the 63rd Men's Kern County Amateur golf tournament Oct.26-27 at the Foss-Kern River and Mifflin-Buena Vista golf courses. Entry is $100 and includes two rounds of golf, range balls both days and awards. The tournament is a gross only, 36-hole stroke play event.

Three players hold the tournament scoring record of 135, Arnold Kirschenmann in 1966, Justin Pitts in 2007 and Bhavik Patel in 2008. The first round record is 65 by Stephen Hale in 2007 and the final round record of 66 is held by Brady Baguio in 2008 and Josh Barnes in 2009.

Last year, Ron Killmer won the tournament in a playoff over Brady Baugio after both players finished at 3-under-par. The win gave Killmer the 2012 Michelob Ultra/Sports Authority Player-of-the-Year series title.

The tournament will also decide the winner again this year. Currently, Killmer leads with 60 points. Next is Blake McPherson who has 56. Manav Shah has 46 and Tony Denesha has 44 and they are the only players with a legitimate shot at winning the title.

The winner of the KC Amateur earns 30 points, followed by 27 for second, 24 for third and so on down to three points for 10th. Any player can earn two bonus points for tying or breaking any of the three scoring records -- opening round, final round or tournament.

Call the KR pro shop at 661-872-5128 to sign-up or to get more information.

Scott wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Adam Scott overcame a four-shot deficit with 10 holes to play to beat Justin Rose by two shots in the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday at the Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton, Bermuda.

The tournament pits the winners of the four men's major championships for the year -- Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA in a 36-hole exhibition.

Scott, the Masters champion, shot a final round 64 to finish at 8-under-par 134 for two rounds while Rose (US Open) shot 67-69. PGA champion Jason Dufner was third while Padriag Harrington was fourth.

Harrington was playing because British Open champion Phil Mickelson declined the invite to play and as the defending Grand Slam champion, Harrington was offered the spot first.

Chip shots

Kendell Huser shot a 77 to win her first college tournament in WSC Match No.5 this week at the Santa Barbara Golf Club helping her Bakersfield College teammates to a fourth place finish.

Updated information (stats, etc.) on local players that are now competing in professional and college golf is always encouraged by Tee to Green as are golf related stories and information you believe that the readers would want to know about. Send the info to the email address listed below and don't forget about those holes-in-one! And thanks in advance!

Tee to Green appears weekly at Bakersfield.com/sports. You can reach Gautney at gautney@att.net

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