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Welcome to complete information on the Northern Virginia A-Team Matches, Northern Virginia Amateur and Four-Ball (Regular and Senior), the Potomac Challenge and other local amateur events . The site includes tournament summaries, Past Champions, photos and other historical facts relative to these events. Please help us further enhance this site as a source for Northern Virginia golfers by contacting us with items concerning area golfers at the local, state or national level or to complete the historical information.

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Jeff Klatt Wins Evergreen Invitational - Maurstad, Martin Senior Winners
October 18, 2014

Jeff Klatt won the 43rd annual Evergreen Invitational with a one-over par 145 for the two day event held Oct 17-18 at the Evergreen CC in Haymarket, VA. Dudley Payne was one shot back at 146 with Evergreen member Tom Kriby placing third at 148. Rob Menefee (149) and Elmer Amaya (151) rounded out the top five. Dave Maurstad won the Senior division with 149, one shot better than John (Boney) Hoffman and Rick Scott who tied for second at 150. Ron Clattterbuck was fourth at 151 with Mike Howell and Mark Boedicker tieing for fifth at 152. In the Super Senior division, Walt Martin defeated Richmond's John Cumo on the third extra hole for the win after both had finished at 146. Jon Abett was third with 149. Charlie Jurgonis finished fourth with 150 and Bill Murphy was fifth at 152.
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Northern Virginia Seniors Prevail in Potomac Challenge
October 9, 2014

The 21st Potomac Challange was hosted this year by Northern Virginia October 7-8, at the River Bend CC in Great Falls, VA. The "Ryder Cup" style event between the Northern Virginia Seniors and the Free State Seniors Golf Association of Maryland is an annual event, with the Virginia seniors invited to participate based on their play throughout the year in the Northern Virginia senior championships and other local and state events. The Northern Virginia squad repeated as champions, winning the event 19.5 to 10.5. Northern Virginia won or tied all formats over the two days, tieing in the Four-Ball matches 3-3 and winning the Foursomes 4.5 to 1.5 on Tuesday, then winning the Selective Shot 3.5 to 2.5 and the Singles 8.5 to 3.5 on Wednesday.

Players reprenting each team were:
Northern Virginia - Lynn Wessman, Ron Clatterbuck, Joe Johnson, Mark Boedicker, Mike Howell, Bob Albus, John Steele, Jon Abbett, Ed Walker, John Hoffman, Roger Pitkin and Dave Stewart.

Free State GA of MD - Mark Schechter, Kevin Lee, Mike Lee, George Washburn, Craig Walker, Mike Myirski, Mike Shaver, Matt Margolies, J. R. Goddard, Joe Lefavoe, Barry Flaer and Richard Berzinski.

The Northern Sections would like to thank the River Bend CC for hosting this year's matches and their continuing support for Northern Virginia amateur golf.


Nirich Fourth in Virginia Senior Open
September 20, 2014

Catlett's Jim Nirich shot 3-under 141 (71-70) to finish fourth in the Senior Open of Virginia conducted Sep 18-19 at the Country Club of Virginia's Tuckahoe course. Open to MAGA professionals and amateurs age 50 and above, Nirich finished 4 shots behind winner Roger Newsome (amateur) from Virginia Beach. Other local golfers who finished in the top 20 were Al Bello (Stafford) tied for eighth at 145 and Mark Boedicker (Great Falls) tied for seventeenth with 148. For complete results see www.VSGA.org


Pat Tallent Wins US Senior Amateur
September 19, 2014

61 year-old Pat Tallent from Vienna won the US Senior Amateur yesterday in Newport Beach, CA, at the Big Canyon CC. TallentTallent, who has won almost every Virginia and Northern Virginia major championship, as well as several national events, at both the senior and non-senior levels, captured his biggest title with a 2 and 1 win over Bryan Norton from Missions Hills, Kansas. Tallent took an early 4-up lead after nine holes, but then saw that lead shrink to 1-up after Norton won holes 11, 12 and 14. A birdie at the 15th hole increased his lead to 2-up, then Tallent sank a 30-foot birdie putt at the 17th to claim his first USGA championship after 27 attempts. Tallent almost didn't make it to match play after opening qualifying with a 79. He birdied 3 of his last 7 holes in the final day of qualifying for 70-149 which then got him into a 15-for-13 playoff for the final match play spots. He was the 60th seed in match play, becoming the lowest seeded player to win since the USGA began seeding in 1992. Tallent was a finalist in this event in 2010 but lost to Paul Simson. Leesburg's Mark Rallas shot 77-77 in qualifying. For complete results see www.USGA.org


Grady/Casstevens Win VSGA Super Senior 4-Ball - Three Teams Tie for Second
September 10, 2014

Marshal's Tom Grady and Richmond's John Casstevens survived the Washington Golf and Country Club's demanding gradylayout and tight hole locations on the final day to win the second edition of the VSGA Super Senior Four-Ball which concluded today. The course only gave up five rounds under par on the first day and each of those teams shot over par in the final round. Grady's birdies at the 15th and 17th holes, plus a clutch bogey-saving 10 footer at the 16th proved to be enough for he and partner Casstevens to take the title with 66-71-137. Engel and LeClere (65-74) finished tied for second with Dick Blackburn and Charles Ballou (66-73) and defending champions Peter Jacobi and Tom Florey (72-67) at 139. Jacobi and Florey had the low round of the final round. Bill Stout and Don Jeanes had 68 to go with an opening round 75 to finish tied for eighth. For complete results see www.VSGA.org
Pictured (L to R): Grady, Casstevens


Engel and LeClere Lead VSGA Super Senior 4-Ball - Blackburn and Ballou, Grady and Casstevens One Shot Back
September 9, 2014

Army Navy's Bill Engel and International's Dave LeClere, teaming together for the first time, shot 5-under 65 for the first round lead in the VSGA Super Senior Four-Ball being conducted at Washington GCC in Arlington September 9-10. Engel was the champion of the Super Senior Division in the VSGA Senior Stoke Play Championship in both 2012 and 2013 while LeClere teamed with John Price to win four straight Northern Virginia Senior Four-Ball championships from 2006 thru 2009. LeClere had three birdies and Engel two in the opening round. One shot back was current VSGA Senior Stroke Play Super Senior champion, Dick Blackburn, and Charles Ballou, both from Belle Haven CC, and current Northern Virginia Senior Amateur champion Tom Grady (Shenandoah Valley GC) teamed with Glen Allen's Jim Casstevens. For complete results see www.VSGA.org


Evergreen Invitational Set Oct 17-18 - Entry Form Posted
September 8, 2014

The 43rd edition of the Evergreen Invitational will be held Friday/Saturday, Oct 17-18 at the Evergreen CC in Haymarket Virginia. The tournament is a VSGA points event used to establish the VSGA player rankings in the Open category. There are Open (ages 16-54), Senior (ages 55-64) and Super Senior (ages 65 and above) divisions. Dan Hosek is the defending champion with Tom Grady and Don Jeanes having won the Senior and Super Senior divisions respectively last year. Entry Form


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The "Past Champions" sections span back to 1971 and are now basically complete. Please contact the webmaster with information you may have concerning the Northern Virginia Four-Ball held in 2005; A-Team winner for 1993 and runners-up in years 93, 96 and 97; and the Northern Virginia Mid-Amateur winner for 1995 (held at Mt. Vernon CC).    Archives