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17th NCGA Senior Match Play Championship

August 15-18 | Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill 


The NCGA Senior Match Play Championship was historically an invite-only event in which the top 16 players on the NCGA Senior points list were invited to participate in the Senior Match Play Championship, held concurrently with the NCGA Amateur Match Play at Spyglass Hill, over a three-day period. However, beginning in 2012 the event was modified to a 32-player match play field, still allotting 16 spots to the top 16 of the NCGA Senior points list, while allowing the other half of the field to qualify.

This change made the championship into a week-long event with the 18-hole stroke-play qualifying and the opening round of 32 taking place at a designated Monterey-area course Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday the tournament moves over to its traditional spot at Spyglass Hill with rounds of 16 and quarterfinals taking place that day. The semifinal round takes place Thursday morning with the 18-hole final concluding the event on Friday.

In 2016, a Super Senior division was added to the championship.


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On Friday, Haag claimed his third big senior title of the year, defeating Orinda CC member Jim Williams, 4 and 3, in the 18-hole final of the 10th annual NCGA Senior Amateur Match Play Championship at Spyglass Hill. Haag also won this year’s NCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship and the San Francisco City Senior.


The final two remained on Friday morning, defending champion Randy Haag and Monday qualifier David Games. The path for both players was lined with stiff competition, Games had to make it past Rooster Run’s Jim Knoll, and Haag defeated his good friend and longtime NCGA competitor Casey Boyns in their Semifinal matches. 


Tony Padilla is comfortable staying calm in high pressure situations, he does it everyday in his job as a college basketball referee.

So when it came time to tee it up in the final match of the NCGA Senior Match Play Championship against two-time defending champ Randy Haag, Padilla was ready for the challenge.


Casey Boyns has accomplished something never done before—he has become a three-time winner of the NCGA Senior Match Play Championship.

Facing off against Scott Anderson in the 18-hole final, Boyns was able to find his swing that had been off and on in his previous matches.



Rich Petit is an NCGA champion.

The No.24 seeded Petit, a 61-year-old member at Sharon Heights GC, won the NCGA Senior Amateur at Spyglass Hill in his championship debut, defeating Thomas Ansbro on the 20th hole.


Mission accomplished.

Robert Funk, who lives in Canyon Lake near Riverside but is quickly becoming a regular in NCGA events, captured yet another NCGA title, this time the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship after defeating runner-up Casey Boyns, 3 and 2, in Friday’s 18-hole final at Spyglass Hill.


Bakersfield resident Scott Anderson had close calls before. Two years ago he reached the quarterfinals of the NCGA Senior Amateur but then lost. In 2017, meanwhile, he made a charge before finishing tied for third at the California Senior Amateur at Pauma Valley Country Club.



Past Champions

Year Winner Score
2022 Scott Anderson 4 & 3
2021 Robert Funk 3 & 2
2020 Rich Petit 1 -up
2019 Casey Boyns 6 & 5
2018 Tony Padilla 4 & 2
2017 Randy Haag 1 -up
2016 Randy Haag 4 & 3
2015 Jim Knoll 19th hole
2014 Dan Bieber 1 -up
2013 Casey Boyns 2 & 1
2012 Terry Foreman 2 & 1

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