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Southern California Amateur Championship
July 13 - 15 2018
La Jolla, CA

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Tournament Overview

Southern California Amateur Championship
This is the longest standing championship conducted by the SCGA. Started in 1900, this event crowns the best amateur player of the Association. Since the inaugural event, the SCGA Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions, including Tiger Woods and Al Geiberger to more recent stars including Beau Hossler and Patrick Cantlay. The event is open to members with a Handicap Index of 5.4 and below. Competitors undergo 18 holes of qualifying play in order to reach the final field of 84 players. In the Championship, players compete over 72 holes of stroke play with the top 42 and ties advancing after the first 36 holes. The championship site is traditionally held at the home club of the current SCGA President.

Course

La Jolla Country Club La Jolla Country Club
7301 High Ave
La Jolla, CA  92037-5210
phone: (858) 454-9601
url: www.lajollacountryclub.com

News

Jul 09, 2017Beating the desert heat, Sam Choi wins SCGA Amateur
Jul 08, 2017Sam Choi, 17, leads SCGA Amateur with one round left
Jul 07, 2017Sam Choi takes over SCGA Amateur Lead
Jul 06, 2017Jamie Cheatham holds Day One SCGA Amateur Lead
Jul 10, 2016Rico Hoey wins SCGA Amateur in Record Setting Fashion
Jul 09, 2016Rico Hoey holds one-stoke 36-hole lead at SCGA Amateur
Jul 12, 2015Nathan Celusta captures SCGA Amateur by four
Jul 11, 2015SCGA Amateur: Nathan Celusta continues to lead
Jul 10, 2015Nathan Celusta leads by three at SCGA Amateur
Jul 13, 2014Hossler successfully defends title at SCGA Amateur
Jul 12, 2014Beau Hossler on top at Southern California Amateur
Jul 11, 2014Defending champ Hossler ahead at SCGA Amateur
Jul 14, 2013Beau Hossler wins Southern California Amateur
Jul 13, 2013Southern Calif. Am: Hossler leads by 1
Jul 12, 2013SCGA Amateur: Beau Hossler, Niall Platt tied for lead
Jul 08, 2013SCGA Amateur tees off Friday
Jul 22, 2012Patel wins 2012 SCGA Amateur
Jul 21, 2012Patel leads SCGA Amateur heading into final round
Jul 20, 2012Schauffele takes early lead in So Cal Amateur
Jul 10, 2011Cantlay wins Southern Cal Amateur
Jul 09, 2011SCGA Amateur: Marsico still leads, Cantlay three back
Jul 08, 2011SCGA Amateur: Marsico leads after round one
Jul 11, 2010Southern California Am: Travers makes history
Jul 10, 2010SCGA Amateur: Travers on record-setting pace
Jul 09, 2010Travers, Perry lead SCGA Amateur
Jul 19, 2009Austin Graham wins Southern Cal Am
Jul 20, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh to victory
Jul 19, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh still leads
Jul 18, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh Leads by 4
Jul 01, 2007Southern California Amateur: Kanda finishes it
Jun 30, 2007Southern California Amateur: Kanda extends lead
Jun 29, 2007SCGA Amateur: Kanda in lead after Day 1
Jul 09, 2006SCGA Amateur: McGihon Wins his Third
Jul 08, 2006SCGA Amateur: Trimble, Edick Share Lead
Jul 07, 2006SCGA Amateur: Fernando leads in his hometown
Jul 10, 2005SCGA Amateur: McGihon Scores Comeback Victory
Jul 09, 2005SCGA Amateur - Tringale leads by three
Jul 08, 2005Southern California (SCGA) Amateur Championship
Jun 29, 2005Southern California (SCGA) Amateur Championship
Jul 09, 2017Beating the desert heat, Sam Choi wins SCGA Amateur
Jul 08, 2017Sam Choi, 17, leads SCGA Amateur with one round left
Jul 07, 2017Sam Choi takes over SCGA Amateur Lead
Jul 06, 2017Jamie Cheatham holds Day One SCGA Amateur Lead
Jul 10, 2016Rico Hoey wins SCGA Amateur in Record Setting Fashion
Jul 09, 2016Rico Hoey holds one-stoke 36-hole lead at SCGA Amateur
Jul 12, 2015Nathan Celusta captures SCGA Amateur by four
Jul 11, 2015SCGA Amateur: Nathan Celusta continues to lead
Jul 10, 2015Nathan Celusta leads by three at SCGA Amateur
Jul 13, 2014Hossler successfully defends title at SCGA Amateur
Jul 12, 2014Beau Hossler on top at Southern California Amateur
Jul 11, 2014Defending champ Hossler ahead at SCGA Amateur
Jul 14, 2013Beau Hossler wins Southern California Amateur
Jul 13, 2013Southern Calif. Am: Hossler leads by 1
Jul 12, 2013SCGA Amateur: Beau Hossler, Niall Platt tied for lead
Jul 08, 2013SCGA Amateur tees off Friday
Jul 22, 2012Patel wins 2012 SCGA Amateur
Jul 21, 2012Patel leads SCGA Amateur heading into final round
Jul 20, 2012Schauffele takes early lead in So Cal Amateur
Jul 10, 2011Cantlay wins Southern Cal Amateur
Jul 09, 2011SCGA Amateur: Marsico still leads, Cantlay three back
Jul 08, 2011SCGA Amateur: Marsico leads after round one
Jul 11, 2010Southern California Am: Travers makes history
Jul 10, 2010SCGA Amateur: Travers on record-setting pace
Jul 09, 2010Travers, Perry lead SCGA Amateur
Jul 19, 2009Austin Graham wins Southern Cal Am
Jul 20, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh to victory
Jul 19, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh still leads
Jul 18, 2008Southern Cal Amateur: Marsh Leads by 4
Jul 01, 2007Southern California Amateur: Kanda finishes it
Jun 30, 2007Southern California Amateur: Kanda extends lead
Jun 29, 2007SCGA Amateur: Kanda in lead after Day 1
Jul 09, 2006SCGA Amateur: McGihon Wins his Third
Jul 08, 2006SCGA Amateur: Trimble, Edick Share Lead
Jul 07, 2006SCGA Amateur: Fernando leads in his hometown
Jul 10, 2005SCGA Amateur: McGihon Scores Comeback Victory
Jul 09, 2005SCGA Amateur - Tringale leads by three
Jul 08, 2005Southern California (SCGA) Amateur Championship
Jun 29, 2005Southern California (SCGA) Amateur Championship

RESULTS ARCHIVE:

Showing results for

1CASanghyun (Sam) ChoiAnaheim, CA40069-67-67-68=271
2CADanny OchoaCarlsbad, CA26069-69-68-70=276
T3CAJoshua MatzAgoura Hills, CA16069-71-70-70=280
T3CAAndrew LevittLadera Ranch, CA16072-69-69-70=280
T3CADonald KaySan Diego, CA16069-70-70-71=280
6CATaylor BibbsSan Diego, CA12076-68-70-68=282
T7CAJamie CheathamSan Diego, CA12068-72-71-72=283
T7CAMark WarmanSan Clemente, CA12071-70-70-72=283
9CAMatt LutzPlacentia, CA12071-71-73-69=284
T10CATim HogarthNorthridge, CA12072-70-71-72=285
T10CARoman AragonMission Viejo, CA12072-68-70-75=285
T12CABen DoyleLa Jolla, CA8073-68-77-68=286
T12CAHan Seop LeeChino Hills, CA8069-72-74-71=286
T12CACody HallWildomar, CA8070-68-77-71=286
T15CANick GeyerSan Diego, CA8069-72-76-70=287
T15CAHenry ChungCerritos, CA8072-71-72-72=287
T15CAThomas LimMoorpark, CA8071-72-71-73=287
18CASteve SugimotoSan Diego, CA4074-70-71-73=288
T19CASatch HerrmannLos Angeles, CA4075-72-71-71=289
T19CACorey ShaunEncinitas, CA4071-72-74-72=289
T19CAZihao JinSan Diego, CA4073-67-74-75=289
T22CAJonathan YoshihiroYorba Linda, CA2070-70-78-72=290
T22CAJohnny HyunIrvine, CA2072-72-73-73=290
24CAMatt WilsonCypress, CA2072-71-75-73=291
T25CADan SullivanPasadena, CA2074-73-75-70=292
T25CAAndrew BanuelosPico Rivera, CA2072-74-76-70=292
T25CAScott McGihonPalm Desert, CA2072-71-74-75=292
T28CATyler SeeIsla Vista, CA2075-72-74-72=293
T28CARyan BisharatEl Cajon, CA2075-69-73-76=293
T30CAMark ManwaringLong Beach, CA2074-71-75-74=294
T30MDWilliam BachelorBaltimore, MD2074-71-74-75=294

The SCGA Amateur is one of the nation’s oldest continuously contested amateur golf championships. The first SCGA Amateur was held less than one year after the Southern California Golf Association was formed on July 29, 1899. Only the Utah Amateur, begun in 1899, has a longer consecutive string (the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur both predate the SCGA Amateur, but both USGA events were suspended during war years).

A match play format was used for the first 58 years of the tournament. In 1957, the format was changed to 72 holes of stroke play. In 1973, increasing interest and the number of entries resulted in regional qualifying with a 36-hole finale. The 72-hole stroke play format was reinstituted in 1974. In addition to the championship itself, for many years the tournament also had net competition in flights. However, due to the increasing popularity of this portion of the tournament, a separate SCGA Amateur Net Championship was created in 1993.

The list of SCGA Amateur champions includes many of the legendary names of golf. Charles E. Orr, who won the first title with a 6 & 4 win over SCGA President Peter Maud, was described as a “crack player from the Pasadena Country Club.” Another Pasadena resident, Dr. Paul Hunter, won a record five SCGA Amateur titles from 1912 to 1929. In 1925, George Von Elm became the only player ever to win the SCGA Amateur, Northern California GA Amateur and California Amateur in the same year (a year later, he became the first Southern Californian to win the U.S. Amateur). The ‘40s were a golden age of golf in Southern California, with the likes of Johnny Dawson, Bobby Gardner and Bruce McCormick — all eventual Walker Cuppers — captured SCGA Amateur titles. Notable winners in the 1950s included Al Geiberger (in 1956 and 1959) and car dealer Fletcher Jones, while future PGA Tour members Barry Jaeckel, John Jacobs, Mark Pfeil, Tony Sills, Jeff Hart, Greg Twiggs, Dave Sheff, David Hobby, Paul Stankowski and Todd Demsey have won in subsequent decades. Among those who have tried to win the SCGA Amateur and failed are Craig Stadler, Scott Simpson, Corey Pavin, Mark O’Meara and Phil Mickelson. In recent years, Craig Steinberg has won four SCGA Amateur titles (1987, 1991, 1992, 1997), just the third person to accomplish that feat, joining Dawson, who won four times, and Hunter who won five titles.

In 1994, Tiger Woods, the most celebrated golfer of the current generation, won the SCGA Amateur at Hacienda GC, setting a four-round scoring record of 270 helped in large measure by a single-round record 62 in the third round.

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Contact Information

Jeff Ninnemann
Director of Rules and Competitions
3740 Cahuenga Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91604
tournaments@scga.org
www.scga.org
phone: 818-980-3630 Ext 301
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