Johnny Miller, a 25-time winner on the PGA Tour who has served as the lead analyst for NBC Sports’ golf coverage since 1990, was inducted into the Northern California Golf Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday night at the 54th annual California Golf Writers and Broadcasters Association Awards Banquet. It was held at The Inn At Spanish Bay on the Monterey Peninsula.
The third NCGA Hall of Fame class also has Roger Maltbie and Kay Cockerill.
Miller, one of the owners of Silverado Resort and Spa, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998 and was honored by the Northern California PGA in 2011 at its annual Langley, A Tribute to Legends event.
Miller was an All-American at Brigham Young and won two majors — the U.S. Open and British Open. He was the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1974 when he captured eight titles. He won four more times in 1975.
Miller’s career began in San Francisco, where he was a junior Olympic Club member. He won the San Francisco City junior title at the age of 16 in 1963, the U.S. Amateur in 1964 and the California State Amateur in 1968.
As a golf course designer, he has worked on more than 30 courses, including his acclaimed renovation of Silverado’s North Course.
Maltbie had a stellar golf career growing up in Northern California and finished with 56 career top 10s on the PGA Tour. He was Rookie of the Year in 1975 and won twice on Tour in 1985 to finish eighth on the money list.
As a walk-on at UCLA, Cockerill won six individual collegiate titles, was selected to a pair of All-American and Academic All-American teams, and won back-to-back U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. She is in the Bruins’ Hall of Fame. A 10-year LPGA Tour veteran, Cockerill joined the Golf Channel’s broadcast team in 1995.
Roger Val, the NCGA’s former director of rules and competitions, was presented the 2012 NCGA Distinguished Service Award.
Alan Shipnuck (Media Achievement Award), Glen Albaugh (Golden State Award), Steve Desimone (Jack Lemmon Ambassador of Golf Award) and Pat Hurst (California Golf Hall of Fame) were honored by the California Golf Writers and Broadcasters Association.
Napa High’s Maggie Douma, a junior, and Justin-Siena’s Jacob Gardiner, a sophomore, are the Family Drug Athletes of the Week for Jan. 28 to Feb. 2.
Douma won a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section girls wrestling title.
Gardiner won his weight class at the Redwood Empire Classic in Ukiah and also received the “Outstanding Wrestler Award” at the tournament. Gardiner has a 36-3 record and is ranked No. 4 in the CIF North Coast Section.
Napa’s Tatum Souza, ranked No. 23 nationally in the pentathlon, will compete for the UCLA women’s track and field team today in the shot put, long jump, high jump and 60-meter hurdles at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. The indoor meet is being hosted by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
On the men’s side, the Bruins’ Dominic Giovannoni, who is ranked 20th in the heptathlon, will see action in the shot put, pole vault, 60-meter high hurdles and high jump.
Giovannoni is also from Napa.
The Justin-Siena girls basketball team is one of five schools listed on the bubble in this week’s NorCalPreps.com Division IV rankings.
The infield for the Idaho State softball team, which begins the 2013 season this weekend in St. George, Utah, is led by sophomore shortstop Hailey Breakwell. The former Justin-Siena star played and started all 48 games at shortstop while hitting .273 for the Bengals last year.
“She is just phenomenal and just that good,” coach Julie Wright said on the Bengals’ website. “She does some things that are fun to watch. She will anchor our infield.”
Idaho State plays in the Big Sky Conference.
Noelle Roldan of Napa scored five points for the visiting Dominican University of California women’s basketball team in a 73-62 loss Wednesday to Azusa Pacific.
Roldan, a Napa High graduate, was 2-of-5 shooting in 10 minutes.
Kristina Kountouris scored 11 points for the Solano Community College women’s basketball team in the Falcons’ 64-53 Bay Valley Conference loss to Mendocino-Ukiah Wednesday.
Kountouris is a Napa High graduate.
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