SCGA Mid-Am: Feuerstein takes 4-shot lead into final round
06 Apr 2015
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Ironwood Country Club - North Course

SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 7, 2015) — Jeff Wilson has claimed another big win, this one at the SCGA Mid-Am at Santa Ana Country Club. AmateurGolf.com reporter Conner Penfold was on site. Read his story here


Opening rounds of the SCGA Mid-Amateur were contested Monday at Santa Ana Country Club, with the top 40 players and ties qualifying for Tuesday's final round. Former UC-Santa Barbara golfer Michael Feuerstein carded even-par 72 in his morning round before posting 69 — the only round in the 60s all day. He owns a three-shot lead entering the final round.

Feuerstein got off to a hot start on the front nine of his second round, making four birdies and no bogeys. He didn't record a bogey in the round until making four on the par-three 17th.

"My putter was working really well," Feuerstein told the SCGA. "I came out on fire to start my second round, but then started playing a little defensively. I really like the course, it's a lot like La Jolla CC, which I grew up on, so it fits my game well."

Winds gusted up to 20 miles per hour all Monday, making scoring difficult at the par-72, 6,588-yard course, which opened as Santiago Country Club in 1901. But it was more than just wind affecting players.

"The greens were so fast, the grounds crew had to soak them for the second round," said AmateurGolf.com staff member Kyle Rector, who is tied for 18th.

Two players are tied for second place at even-par 144, including perennial mid-amateur player Jeff Wilson of Fairfield, Calif. Wilson, who was low-amateur at the 2000 U.S. Open and medalist at the 2010 U.S. Amateur, shot 73-71. Also in the runner-up spot heading to Tuesday is Dan Ragsdale, who opened with 70 and shot 74 in the afternoon.

Defending champion Ramie Sprinkling is tied for sixth at 76-72, seven strokes behind Feuerstein.

One interesting note from day one was five-time SCGA Mid-Amateur champion Tim Hogarth, who after shooting 71 in the morning was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

ABOUT THE Southern California Mid-Amateur

The SCGA Mid-Amateur is a 54-hole medal play championship for members of the Southern California Golf Association, but not necessarily residents of the region. Two 18-hole rounds are played the first day, after which the field is cut to the low 42 scores (and ties) who play 18 holes stroke play the following day.

Players must be at least 25 years old by the first day of the tournament with a current index less than 5.4. Qualifying events are held in March at various SCGA courses.

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Results For SCGA Mid-Amateur Golf Championship (Southern California)
1CAJeff WilsonFairfield, CA35073-71-71=215
2CAJoe DoodyHuntington Beach, CA23070-77-69=216
3CAJeff CoburnRancho Santa Margarita, CA14073-76-68=217
T4CADan SullivanPasadena, CA14074-75-70=219
T4CAMichael FeuersteinSan Diego, CA14072-69-78=219

View full results for SCGA Mid-Amateur Golf Championship (Southern California)

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