92nd Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship


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