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.
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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