San Diego County

Pinehurst Championship

Coronado Golf Club
February 12-13, 2011

Coronado, CA – The San Diego County Pinehurst Championship concluded on Sunday morning, February 13, at Coronado Municipal Golf Course.  Firm, fast greens and very difficult hole locations challenged the field the entire weekend in the Pinehurst Format where both players on a team tee off, hit each others 2nd shot, and then alternate until the ball is holed.

Buddy and Pat Duncan at Pinehurst 2011Duncan & Duncan (Pat and Buddy) won wire-to-wire, following up their opening round of 7-under par 65 with a closing round of 5-under par 67.  With the total of 12-under par 132, Team Duncan cleared the field, remarkeably, by a full 7 shots!  This marks at least the 3rd win in a row in the Pinehurst for Buddy Duncan, who teamed up with Bucky Coe to win the 2010 playing of the San Diego County Pinehurst with his dad out with a knee injury.   While they were never really challenged all weekend, the Duncans played extremely well from tee to green and made their fair share of putts on the firm and fast green complexes.

Hoping to build a charge, Matt Christensen & Brian Kelly, 2nd place after day 1, foundered a bit on day 2 to close with an even-par 72 to tie for 2nd place.  Eben Dobson & Gary Robinson, played consistent all weekend, firing a 2-day total of 5-under par 139 to also finish in a tie for 2nd place.   Stephen Miles and Gene Walsh fired the low final round, a 6-under par 66 to climb up the leaderboard from 10th into a T6.

SD Am Golf returns April 14-17 with the San Diego County Match Play Championship.

Final Results

Pinehurst Championship 201165-67–132   Buddy Duncan & Pat Duncan
69-70–139   Eben Dobson & Gary Robinson
67-72–139   Matt Christensen & Brian Kelley
72-69–141   Bucky Coe & John Kollus
71-70–141   Jeff Hunter & Howie Knodt
76-66–142   Stephen Miles & Gene Walsh
74-68–142   Thomas Isaak & Adam Reyes
70-73–143   Patrick Baxter & Scott Goodwin
69-74–143   Jimmy Harris & Scott Stevens
72-72–144   Keith Arendsee & Spencer Thurn

Joe Wagner
Tour Director