Daniel Mezich, of Cardiff By The Sea, and his team of golfers took second place in the National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach golf course over the weekend.
The team, comprised of Mark Upchurch, of San Diego, CA; Joe Dufek of
Phoenix, AZ; and William Dufek of Ann Arbor, MI; missed first place by
one shot in the 54-hole, four person scramble event contested on the
Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and the Del Monte Golf
Club. The team shot rounds of 63-58-64 for a three day, 185 total at the
2013 tournament held January 18-20.
The foursome qualified for the Pebble Beach finals by finishing in the
top 3 at the Barton Hills Country Club NKF Cadillac Golf Classic held
last year. They faced off against 50 other amateur golf teams from
across the country over the weekend in the four-person scramble format
Funds raised through the tournament help support National Kidney
Foundation programs in early detection of chronic kidney disease, public
education, research and patient advocacy. For more information about
kidney disease or the NKF Cadillac Golf Classic Tournament series, visit
The NKF Cadillac Golf Classic is the nation’s premier amateur golf event
for charity and has raised over $95 million for the National Kidney
Foundation since its inception.The event is bolstered by its Title
Sponsor, Cadillac; National Corporate Partners include PING, Golf
Digest/Golf World, and One Car One Difference; and National Promotional
Partners Bridgestone Golf, The Greg Norman Collection and Tiffany & Co.
The Pebble Beach finals were also supported by HM Insurance Group and