Welcome to your local source for Northern Virginia amateur golf. Our goal is to promote and report on area amateur events as well those at the state or national level which involve golfers from the Northern Virginia area. The site includes tournament schedules and results, as well as reference links for courses in the VSGA Northern Sections and major golf associations. In addition, archival information is provided for all championships conducted by the Northern Sections, to include Past Champions and tournament summaries/results, since their inception in 1971. Please help further enhance this site by contacting us with suggestions or results of events not covered.
Entires for Northern Virginia Am, 4-Ball, Senior Am Available
May 21, 2016
Entry forms for the Northern Virginia Senior Amateur (June 27-28, Laurel Hill CC), Amatuer (July 8-10, Fauquier Springs CC) and Four-Ball (August 12, 14 - Belmont CC) are now available at the Entry Forms tab above. (The entry form for the Senior Four-Ball at International CC on August 1 will be posted in June). For more information see Northern Virginia Championships Preview
Krouse-Vigotsky Win Middle Atlantic Senior Four-Ball
May 20, 2016
Westwood's Tim Krouse completed his duties as long-time chairman of the Northern Virginia A-Team championship with the A-Team finals on April 18. After that match, one of the competitors remarked to Krouse that he could now spend his time working on his own game now that he was eligible to compete in senior competitions. Initial results do not indicate that his game needed too much work. Ten days later Krouse and partner John Steele tied for low in the VSGA Senior Four-Ball local qualifier at Laurel Hill. This past Tuesday, Krouse teamed with Tim Vigotsky (RTJ) to win the Middle Atlantic Senior Four-Ball with Vigotsky holing out for birdie on the first playoff hole from the greenside rough at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD. Krouse and Vigotsky tied for first with the teams of two-time champs Bob Morris (Great Falls) - Mike Occi, and Lee Flemister - Michael Kelly, after each team shot 4-under 67. Steele (Reston National) teamed with Bob Harwick (Chantilly National) to tie for fifth at 69. Roger Pitkin (Army Navy) and Ronald Cornelison (RTJ) finished second in the Super Senior Division with 69, two shots back of champions Don Myers and Mike Panos.
For complete results, see www.middleatlanticga.org
Hobbits Glen Defeats Evergreen for Senior A-Team Title
May 15, 2016
Hobbits Glen GC edged Evergreen CC 6.5 to 5.5 Saturday in the finals of the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association's Senior A-Team championship. After securing 3.5 points at home (to 2.5 for Evergreen), Hobbits Glen hung on to win with a 3-3 split at Evergreen. Hobbits Glen defeated International CC 7-5 in the semifinals, while Evergreen advanced by winning over Manor CC in a playoff.
For complete local qualifying results, see www.wmgagolf.org
Lane, Shinger Advance to US Open Sectional Qualifier
May 15, 2016
Reston National's Joey Lane and Evergreen's Scott Shinger captured two of the eight spots available in the US Open local qualifier held May 9th at the Worthington Manor GC in Urbana, MD. Lane shot 4-under 68, with an opening nine of 31, to finish second, one shot behind low qualifier Ben Warnquist of Olney MD. Shingler had 2-under 70 to tie for fifth. They advanced to the sectional qualifier June 6 at Woodmont CC. This year's
US open will be conducted at Oakmont CC on June 13-19.
For complete local qualifying results, see www.wmgagolf.org
Dill-Bailey Capture VSGA Four-Ball - Shingler-Young Tie For First, Lose in Playoff
May 8, 2016
South Riding's Harold Dill III teamed with his former Radford College teammate, Roanoke's Kyle Bailey, to win the VSGA Four-Ball Stroke Play championship Saturday at the River Bend GCC in Great Falls. Dill and Bailey trailed co-first round leaders Scott Shingler (Evergreen CC) and Justin Young (Ballyhack GC) by two shots with a 2-under 69 in the first round, but birdied 9 of their first 12 holes in the final round (with a bogey at the 10th), then added a final at the 16th for a 9-under 62 to catch Shingler and Young at the end of regulation with 11-under 131. Shingler and Young got off to a hot start themselves in the final round, with birdies on the first 5 holes, and a birdie at the 17th got them back even with Dill and Bailey. A two-footer for birdie on the third playoff hole (the 12th) sealed the win for Dill and Bailey. 2014 Northern Virginia Four-Ball champions Jason Pool and Derick Paxton tied for sixth with 138.
For complete results, see www.VSGA.org
VSGA Four-Ball Local Qualifying Complete
April 28, 2016
Local Qualifying for the VSGA regular and senior Four-Ball Stroke Play championships were conducted at Raspberry Falls GC April 19 and Laurel Hill GC April 27. Josh Riggleman and Tag Corrigan led the regular qualifying at Raspberry Falls with six-under 66. Three teams tied at 67 with nine teams qualifying for the championship to be held locally at River Bend next week, May 6-7. The teams of Rich Buckner-Andy Heye and Art Locke-Jeff Hunter were the low in the senior qualifying, also with 66. Nine teams advanced for the senior championship which will be held May 23-24 at Williamsburg GC.
At Laurel Hill, Lane Kite and Alex Karkeek were low in the regular qualifier by three shots with a 7-under 64, where nine spots were available. The teams of John Steele-Tim Krouse and Randall Newsome-Joe Johnson tied for the low round in the senior qualifier with six-under 65, where seven teams advanced. For complete results, see www.VSGA.org
Raspberry Falls Captures First A-Team Title
April 18, 2016
Six of the players on the current Raspberry Falls roster recalled playing in the club's first A-Team match over a decade ago, losing 18-0. A few years ago the ""A-Team" became a focus as they added more talent and established an environment with their weekend game that promoted team chemistry, all of which came together this year. Playing in their first A-Team finals against seven-time champion Army Navy, Raspberry Falls won 7 points at home, then waited for the away matches at Army Navy to conclude, where the tee times were 45 minutes later. Front nine wins by the teams of Francesco Romano-Scott Hoover and Mark Rallas-Mark Vandegrift sealed a tie. Each team would go on to sweep all 3 points, leading to a 13.5 to 4.5 victory and their first title. The teams of PGA professional Patrick McGuire-Andrew Brenneman and Mark Fegani-Brandon Burns each secured 2.5 points at home, while Tom Brouse-Greg Brouse won 2. Mike Bieler-Don Hollis - won a half a point away, but it was the deciding half point. PGA Professional Tyler Tucker and Fred Widicus won 2.5 points for Army Navy at home. (For complete results see the A-Team page).
The Northern Sections expresses sincere thanks to Tim Krouse, retiring A-Team chairman, for his many years of dedicated effort in running this championship. Organizer, weather-monitor, Monday morning score chaser, problem solver, and all-around nice guy, Tim has put in many hours each season to build this championship to the success it has become. Is it ironic - or fitting - that he passes the chairmanship over to Mark Vandegrift, who happened to be on the winning team this year? Maybe its just good karma.
Pictured: Raspberry Falls winning team memebrs (and some future team members): Brandon Burns, Greg Brouse, Scott Hoover, Tom Brouse, Mark Vandegrift, Mark Rallas, Patrick McGuire, Willy Lutz, Don Hollis, Francesco Romano, Mark Fegani, Gus Kearney, Andrew Brenneman, Geoff Timmer. Not pictured: Mike Bieler, Duncan Puller, Jeff Kritsberg, Darrin Curtis
Raspberry Falls vs. Army Navy in Finals Sunday
April 16, 2016
Raspberry Falls GC defeated defending champion The Piedmont Club 9.5 to 8.5 in today's A-Team semifinal match, sending them totheir first final - looking for their first title. In the other semifinal match, Army Navy CC defeated the number one seed, 2013 champion Springfield CC, 11-7, sending them to their twelfth final and a chance for their eighth title. Raspberry Falls will be the designated home team based upon their seeding in Sunday's final match.
Four of Top Five Seeds Advance to Semifinals in A-Team
April 10, 2016
Spingfield defeated Belle Haven and Raspberry Falls defeated Hidden Creek by the identical scores of 13.5 to 4.5 in today's quarterfinal matches. Top seeded Springfield will next face the fifth seed, Army Navy, in next Saturday's semifinals, with second-seed Raspberry Falls going against defending champion Piedmont. Piedmont ousted International 10.5 to 7.5 in today's matches, while Army Navy edged Fauquier Springs 10 to 8.
Hill/Pool Win Licklider Four-Ball - Harwick/Steele, Storck/Dilli Tie for Seniors
April 9, 2016
Brian Hill and Jason Pool repeated as winners of the Curly Licklider Memorial Four-Ball Championship yesterday with a five-under par 67 at the Winchester CC. While the Northern Virginia A-Team matches traditionally kick-off the area golf season, the Curly Licklider event is the unofficial opener for the area tournament schedule each year. The Hill/Pool 67 was three shots clear of Josh Riggleman and Tag Corrigan who finished first in the Regular Division. Three teams tied for second with 71. Defending champions Larry Stock and Tom Dilli were co-champions this year in the Senior Division, with 2103 Northern Virginia Senior Four-Ball champions Bob Harwick and John Steele, both teams shooting two-under par 70. They edged defending NoVA Senior Four-Ball champions Eddie Walker and Tim Vigotsky by one shot. Brian Bates aced the fourth hole.
Pictured (L to R):
Hill, Terry Licklider, Pool
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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
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