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County champs crowned

Seventy four players competed for the fourth annual Nevada County Amateur championship last weekend at Alta Sierra Country Club and DarkHorse Golf Club, with Derek Ernst and Krista Wylder winning the overall championships.

Things got started at ASCC Saturday afternoon with Derek Ernst firing a one-under-par 71 for the first-round lead. Richard Decker shot 73 with Grant Rappleye right behind, along with Derek Zachman, shooting 74.

Second flight leader was Jarrett Peterman with a 77 net 67 and Jim Webb had 82 net 71.



Ladies competed within their own division and Krista Wylder took a one stroke lead over Ashley Andrews with a round of 89.

The ladies teed off the action at DarkHorse at 8 a.m. Sunday, with Wylder following up her first round with an 85 to win the ladies division. Sharon Smith squeaked by Andrews for second place with a second-round 88 and Andrews shot another 90 for third.




Back in the men’s division, Ernst shot even par on day two and took the title. Chris Durham had a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at DarkHorse and took away and $800 signed PGA print donated by Andy Geckler and All World Sports Memorabilia.

“The field was the best I have ever seen with half the men’s field with a five handicap or better and the 22 players in the Championship Flight were 2 handicap to +4,” said Alta Sierra assistant pro Kacey Tyler, who served as the tournament’s director. “Come play where the players play next year at the Nevada County Amateur.”

Championship Flight

1. Derek Ernst 143

2. Grant Rappleye 146

3. DJ Milligan 148

Jake Johnson 148

Logan Finley 148

1st Flight

1. Paul Wilson 153

2. Taylor Daniels 154

3. Zak Leonard 156

2nd Flight

1. Jarrett Peterman 160-140

Low Net Jim Webb 163-140

2. Winston Strudevant 174-147

3. Gary Farlow 169-149

4. Rick Spargo 183-154


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