92nd Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship
2017 Final Results - https://2017erniepieper.golfgenius.com/pages/1021935
Caleb Shetler, SJCC member, senior at Valley Christian HS and San Jose State University Commit, won the 92nd Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship with impressive rounds of 70-67-66=203. Caleb’s final round 66 tied for the lowest round of the tournament and he needed all these shots to finish two strokes ahead of Steve Woods, 1994 California State Amateur Champion, who played spectacular golf all weekend 67-68-70=205.
Caleb started the final round two shots off the lead and made three birdies through the first seven holes to take the lead and never look back. Starting a couple groups back from the leaders, Finigan Tilly a Junior at Cal, played his final 10 holes in 6 under par to finish in 3rd place and Sean Yu, San Jose State University senior and 2016 Champion, finished in 4th place.
2011 Senior Champion, Casey Boyns shot 70-75=145 to hold off Thomas Ansbro who shot 72-76-148. In our Inaugural Super Senior Flight, 2007 Senior Champion, Frank Pieper beat Herb Jensen by two shots with rounds of 77-73=150. All players played extremely well under challenging course conditions and Congratulations to Rick Sepp who made a 1 on hole 5 in Sunday's final round!
Congratulations to our Champions:
Championship Division Caleb Shetler 70-67-66
Senior Division Casey Boyns 70-75
Super Senior Division Frank Pieper 77-73
Thank again to all the players who competed this year along with our SJCC members, volunteers, staff, and the First Tee of Silicon Valley and we look forward to seeing you the first weekend in June next year.
Shaun McCarty, PGA
Head Golf Professional
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).
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.
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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.