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RIVERSIDE, CALIF. (June 14, 2014) -- Jeff Burda won the 34th SCGA Senior Amateur Championship today by firing rounds of 68-68. He becomes the first to ever win all three major California state senior amateur championships (SCGA, NCGA and California state).

"Obviously I'm pretty tickled," said Burda. "It's great to be in that category and accomplish something like that. But it's still just fun to compete, be out there with the guys. And the wins, that's secondary."

Entering the round with a one-stroke lead over current Northern California Senior Amateur Champion Jim Knoll, Burda pulled out to an eventual six-stroke lead to close the event, which was held at Victoria Club in Riverside.

Knoll finished the tournament in second place, with a final score of two-over par.

"It was a little iffy on the front nine, but I made a couple of good shots early in the back nine and got pretty comfortable," said Burda after the win. "I'm very pleased with the way it turned out."

The PGA West member shot a four-under on the back nine of Round 2.

Dan Hogan of Bakersfield came in third, shooting rounds of 73-70 to finish three-over par.

ABOUT THE Southern California Senior Amateur

This event is open to members with handicap indexes of 9.4 and below and are age 55 and above. Competitors compete in 18 holes of qualifying play in order to reach the final field of 84 players. In the championship, players compete over 54 holes of stroke play over three days. The top 30 players and ties advance after 36 holes to the final round to determine the overall Senior Amateur Champion.

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