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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.

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ABOUT THE Southern California Senior Amateur

Tournament eligibility will be based on the player’s current index of 10.4 and below. Senior Amateur entrants must have reached their 55th birthday by the start of the tournament. Super Senior Amateur entrants must have reached their 65th birthday by the start of the tournament.

One 18-hole stroke play qualifying round. Qualifying for the Senior and Super Senior Championships will be held simultaneously at the qualifying sites. Seniors will play from a longer set of tees than the Super Seniors. If eligible for both, players must choose which event they want to qualify.

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