92nd Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship
After an incredible weekend of golf, congratulations to both our champions Boots Del Biaggio and Jim Knoll!
The members of historic San Jose Country Club welcome you to the 92nd playing of the Santa Clara County Championship. This tournament is appropriately named for Ernie Pieper Junior, who hoisted the Victors trophy 15 times spanning six decades (1929-1970).
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This Championship was part of a long list of Ernie’s victories which include the 1929 California State Junior Championship, two California State Amateur Championships (1941, 1944), and two NCGA Senior Championships (1970, 1973). Bobby Jones was so impressed with Ernie that in 1935 he sent a telegram inviting Ernie to his invitational in Augusta. The title “Legend” should never be used too loosely. In this case, we use it appropriately when talking about Ernest Pieper Jr. 60 years of winning championships is legendary.
Many great players have added this event to their golf resume over the years, including Congressman Don Edwards (1935, 1936, 1938). California Golf Hall of Famers Jack Bariteau (1947-48, 1954, 1958, 1960) and Hank Lucente (1972), famous amateurs Eli Bariteau (1950-51) and Jack Lovegren (1953, 1957), PGA Touring Professionals Ron Cerrudo (1964, 1966) and Forrest Fezzler (1969).
Current member champions include Gary Vandeweghe (1974), Greg Galasso (1992-95), Jay Myers (2009, 2011), Justin Suh (2014-15), and Joseph Bramlett (2003-04, 2006). The Tournament record of 201 set by Jack Lovegren in 1957 held strong for some 50 years until Joseph Bramlett set the new bar at a sizzling 11 under par 199.
Senior member champions include Gary Vandeweghe (1995), Clyde Berg (1996), Bob Amerian (1997) and Ric Jay (2006). Ernie’s son Frank Pieper hoisted his Father’s namesake trophy as well in 2007.
Our membership takes pride not only in hosting this historic event but also in our competitive triumphs. San Jose Country Club members have hoisted the trophy on 46 occasions in the tournament’s now 90-year history.
Sincerely, Shaun McCarty, PGA Head Golf Professional
91st Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship
In the Championship Division, Boots Del Biaggio and Chris Meyers both finished with scores of 212 and headed out to the first hole of sudden death to determine our 91st Champion. Boots Del Biaggio, playing out of San Jose Country Club and an incoming Sophmore at Santa Clara University, played fantastic golf with rounds of 72-68-72 while Chris Meyers, a sophomore from Stanford University, played wonderful golf with rounds of 73-69-70. Both players hit it onto the green in two with Chris barely missing a 25 footer for birdie. Boots calmly stepped up to his 6-footer and rolled the ball into the back of the hole for birdie and the win! 43 players shooting 76 or better made the cut to Sunday morning and 18 players shot 147 or better to complete the third and final round.
In the Senior Division, Jim Knoll, a two-time winner played stellar golf with rounds of 71-71 to win by 3 strokes over Mark Klemczak, who plays out of San Jose Country Club. Jim recorded 3 birdies on his last 4 holes by chipping in on 15, making a nice two-putt birdie on 17, and capping it off with an 8-footer on 18. 16 players scored 79 or better to make the final round on Sunday.
San Jose Country Club again partnered with The First Tee of Silicon Valley with the juniors being standard bearers for the final groups in the Championship and Senior Division.
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Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship Tournament Results since 1927
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Women’s Santa Clara County Championship
Congratulations to our own, Kyleigh Moreno, for winning the Women's Santa Clara County Championship.