Corby Segal celebrates clinching putt with a fist pump.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 12, 2016)--A third round
even-par 72 was good enough for Corby Segal (-2) as
he captured the 33rd SCGA Mid-Amateur by one over
Sean Birren (-1). Segal and Birren were the only two
players to finish under-par.
"I've joked around a lot about winning my first
from the SCGA, but it sure does feel good," Segal said
the SCGA after the round. "I've worked my butt off for
Segal approached the 18th hole at Brentwood
Club needing par to secure victory but he certainly
didn't make it easy on himself. The Santa Clarita, CA
resident needed to make an 18-foot putt on the final
hole to secure the win. It was his second SCGA victory.
The final round 72 was Segal's second consecutive
even-par round following a 2-under-par 70 in the first
round. Segal reached 3-under-par but bogeyed No. 17
meaning he needed par on the final hole.
Segal's final day scorecard included three birdies
three pars. Most the circles and squares came on holes
6-9 when he went bogey, birdie, birdie, bogey. His only
birdie on the back nine came on No. 14.
Sean Birren (La Verne, CA) was part of the three-
tie atop the leaderboard at the start of the day and led
by a stroke as the leaders turned to the homeward
nine. Birren played well on the opening nine shooting a
1-under-par 35 but struggled down the stretch. Playing
with the lead Birren was two over on his way in and
finished a stroke back and in second place after a
Danny Wax (Marina Del Rey, CA) also began the
tied for the lead but fell back a bit and finished T3 with
a score of 1-over-par. Brian Edick (Valencia, CA) also
finished T3 while Ken Cruz (Fullerton, CA) was 2-over-
par and in fifth.
-The SCGA contributed to this story