SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (May 31, 2014) -- With ideal golf weather and course conditions, a talented field of golfers are battling to take the Simi Valley City Championship this weekend.
At 4 shots under par (67), Corby Segal of Santa Clarita and James Holley of Chatsworth are leading the Championship flight by 2 strokes over Daniel Katz (Simi Valley) and Tim Hogarth (Northridge). Segal has won a variety of amateur events over the past several years, and Holley, now competing for San Diego State University, is a two-time winner of this event.
After the first round, the Senior Championship flight leaders are David Eberstein (Granada Hills), carding a one over par 72, followed by Brad Halfon (Westlake Village) with a 74 and Steve Ruh (Camarillo), who shot 75. In the A flight, Jared Miller (Canyon Country) and Jason Dubrovo (Northridge) lead the gross score competition, both carding scores of 76.
In the net competition, Richard Lovato (Ventura) has a one-stroke lead, at net 70, over Dubrovo. Six players are just 2 strokes off the lead at net 72s, suggesting great competition in the final round on Sunday.
The B flight gross score leader is Simi Valley’s Eric Barnitz, who shot 7 over par 78, followed by two golfers (Bryan Swarberg of Sherman Oaks and Jerry Piro of Glendale) carding 80s, just 2 strokes off the lead. The B flight net score leader after the first round, with a net score of 66, is Ross Gould of Chatsworth. Barnitz is one stroke back in the net competition, followed by Asheesh Danee of Simi Valley, and two others with net 68s.
The Senior A flight gross competition is tied, with Danny Dugan (Simi Valley) and Al Mendenhall (Canoga Park), both scoring 5 over par 76 - just one stroke ahead of Randy Foster (Camarillo) who shot 77 in Saturday’s round. Gary Smyres (Encino) tops the net score competition in the Senior A flight, posting a score of 6 under par 65. Mendenhall is one off the pace in the net competition, followed by Chuck Brummer (Simi Valley), who carded 4 under par 67 in Saturday’s round.
The City Championship concludes on Sunday at Simi Hills Golf Course. This premier city championship is celebrating its 33nd year of competition. Spectators are welcome to follow the competition at the course. Play resumes at 6:20 am, with the championship flight starting at 10:45 am.