NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 15, 2005) -- California Amateur champion Don DuBois
of Newport Beach edged SCGA Amateur champion Scott McGihon of Bermuda Dunes by
55 points to capture the inaugural Southern California Golf Association “Player
of the Year” competition. The award will be presented at the SCGA Annual
Meeting on November 1 in Universal City.
DuBois, who finished high in seven events, had 875 total points, while McGihon,
in four events, had 820. Recently crowned SCGA Mid-Amateur champion John McClure
of West Los Angeles finished third with 730.
The 46-year-old DuBois, a title insurance executive, defeated 17-year-old Joseph
Bramlett of Saratoga to win the 94th California Amateur Championship at Pebble
Beach last June. DuBois, who was medalist in the 2002 state amateur, became
the 25th player to win both medalist honors and also the championship. Earlier
this week, DuBois reached match play in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at
The Honors Course in Tennessee.
The “Player of the Year” competition began with the SCGA Four-Ball
Championship last November and concluded with the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
this week. Points were awarded for the California Amateur; the SCGA Amateur,
Mid-Amateur, Foursomes, Four-Ball and Tournament of Club Champions; Pacific
Coast Amateur; California Community College; CIF Southern Regional and State;
and five USGA championships (and their qualifyings).
The Senior POY will end with the SCGA Senior Amateur Sept. 27-28 at Pauma Valley
CC. Heading into that event, Kemp Richardson leads Steve Yavorsky by 85 points.
For further details, log onto: http://scga4.bluegolf.com/league/scga5/poy.htm