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PGA West wins SCGA Desert Team Championship
22 Apr 2005
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Members of the PGA West team that captured the SCGA Desert Team Championship are (front row, l-r) Jim Griffin, Les Eastman, John Dykstra, Ron Junkin; and (back row, l-r) Steve Wood, John Pollis, Bruce Hoessman and Ken Roberts. Flanking them are SCGA Directors Dennis Harwood (L) and Tom Lindgren..
INDIO, April 21 - Displaying plenty of power and consistency, PGA West rolled to a 23-shot victory in the 28th SCGA Desert Team Championship at Landmark Golf Course.

With the best six of eight net scores counting for the team total, PGA West shot 432-431 - 863, 1 under par over the challenging Landmark courses. Santa Rosa CC, also displaying remarkable consistency, had its second consecutive team score of 443 today and finished three shots in front of Ironwood CC for second place.

PGA West was paced by Jim Griffin, who rebounded from a net 78 yesterday to shoot net 69 today, and John Pollis, who also had a net 69.

The win was PGA West's eighth SCGA Desert Team Championship title but the first since 2001.


28th SCGA Desert Team Championship
at Landmark Golf Course; Indio
North Course: 6,511 yards; par 72
South Course: 6,401 yards; par 72
FINAL 36-hole results: (All scores net; best 6 of 8 individual scores each day count for team total)

  • 863-- PGA West , 432-431 (N)
    Bruce Hoesman, 75-76;
    Ron Junkin, 73-73;
    John Pollis, 74-69;
    Ken Roberts, 72-74;
    John Dykstra, 81-74;
    Les Eastman, 66-73;
    Jim Griffin, 78-69;
    Steve Wood, 72-73.

  • 886-- Santa Rosa Country Club, 443-443 (N)
    Mike Cuskelly, 80-80;
    Phil Fields, 80-77;
    Augie Frost, 77-74;
    Art Linnemeyer, 77-69;
    Jack Stephens, 73-74;
    Michael Soran, 72-75;
    Terry Walker, 74-74;
    Gary Wyland, 70-79.

  • 889 -- Ironwood Country Club #1, 452-437 (S)
    Dave Haddad Jr., 71-68;
    David Hiner, 78-80;
    Patrick Keeley, WD;
    Jim Lederman, 77-76;
    Erik Ostergaard, 74-73;
    Norman Reed, 83-79;
    Doug Versteeg, 78-71;
    Richard Pettibone, 74-72.

  • 893-- Mission Hills Country Club #2, 451-442 (N)
    Steve Ariens, 76-72;
    Demo Dafnos, 74-74;
    John Guth, 76-75;
    David Lieberman, 77-76;
    Jeff Schoos, 72-83;
    John Strauss, 76-72;
    Fred Strock, 77-73;
    Bill Warfield, 83-79.

  • 897-- Palm Desert Country Club, 453-444 (N)
    Ted Barnett, 69-76;
    Patrick Blackburn, 77-79;
    O K Doyle, 65-68;
    Jim Hewett, 81-76;
    Ken Huddy, NS-70;
    Scott Johnson, WD;
    Jim Reber, 72-75;
    Dave Simmons, 89-79.

  • 899 -- Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort #1, 455-444 (S)
    Neil Anderson, 80;
    Bob Boetto, 71;
    Alan Exelby, 78;
    Dale Gant, 72;
    Fred Krecklow, 76;
    John Lotich, 82;
    Nelson Strange, 78;
    Vincent Yardum, 85.

  • 901 -- Landmark Golf Club, 443-458 (S)
    Fred Kasten, 77-83;
    Greg Leja, 78-91;
    Jack Martin, 72-69;
    Scott Cunningham, 70-78;
    Robert Johnson, 74-72;
    Rick Newby, 72-85;
    Thomas Taylor, 88-89;
    Eric Merten, 79-71.

  • 907 -- Rancho Mirage Country Club, 454-453 (N)
    Paul Beaty, 74-78;
    Greg Blanpied, 82-73;
    Joe Hawkins, 72-75;
    Tom Hurd, 77-83;
    Carl Jacobson, 79-75;
    Lou Korbe, 76-77;
    David Traverso, 76-75;
    Chuck Wenzel, 82-80.

  • 910 -- Cathedral Canyon Country Club, 462-448 (S)
    Al Garcia, 80-85;
    Carnig Shirvanian, 78-70;
    Ralph Hunter, 74-73;
    Bob Kruse, 79-77;
    John (Jack) Seibel, 74-77;
    Thomas Callan, 82-73;
    Leonard Kampe, 81-78;
    James McClelland, 77-82.

  • 912-- Mission Hills Country Club #1, 457-455 (S)
    Theodore Bettwy, 76-77;
    Carrington Clark, 75-78;
    Larry McDermid, 78-75;
    Mike Noland, 79-72;
    Paul Panico, 82-78;
    Moe Quirk, 74-78;
    David Raab, 76-87;
    Dennis Sibson, 78-75.

  • 912-- Mountain Vista Golf Course #2, 456- 456(N)
    Jack Andrews, 82-82;
    Carl Bode, 94-WD
    Jack Cornish, 79-71
    Chane Howard, 75-79;
    Doug Major, 79-78
    Bill Murphy, 72-74;
    David Nay, 86-76.
    Joe Kauanui, 69-78.

  • 914 -- Bermuda Dunes, 458-456 (S)
    Jack Davis, 82-80;
    Joel Fetchenhier, 76-74;
    Gordon Jenkins, 85-72;
    Dave Peat, 86-77;
    Tom Maurice, 76-77;
    Kirk Roediger, 70-80;
    Richard Torres, 73-77;
    Ben Vincent, 81-84.

  • 917 -- Mountain Vista Golf Course #1, 455- 462 (N)
    Bob Almquist, 73-80;
    Ed Bartlett, 77-73;
    Dave Hansen, 79-75;
    Gordon Haraughty, 75-75;
    Larry Karp, 79-89;
    Joe Patrick, 79-84;
    Tony Reboton, 72-75;
    Rick Spires, WD.

  • 919 -- Indian Palms Country Club, 469-450 (S)
    Dos Chase, 83-89;
    Tom Lohrman, 84-78;
    Bill McCulley, 83-76;
    Frank Sturgeon, 78-69;
    Tony Weise, 71-73;
    Ted Johnson, 78-86;
    Ken Krajewski, 85-81;
    Jerry McAvinew, 76-73.

  • 930 -- Ironwood Country Club #2, 466-464 (N)
    John Barna, 80-81;
    Jack Wolter, 78-78;
    Bob Ziegler, 70-71;
    Dick Luft, 89-81;
    Robert McAlister, 82-82;
    Armand Paull, 84-81;
    Mike Flood, 76-75;
    Alan Nelson, 80-78.

  • 934 -- Mission Lakes Country Club, 473-461 (S)
    Dean Carter, 84-76;
    Parker Eldridge, 74-80;
    Don Johnston, 85-79;
    Jim Ream, 76-70;
    Dale Boring, 88-79;
    Wayne Crook, 74-90;
    Joe Ferro, 80-79;
    Dan Marshall, 87-78.

  • 941 -- Palm Valley Country Club, 467-474- (S)
    Robert Jackson, 86-80;
    Bud Slobodian, 75-85;
    Bob Woods, 76-81;
    Jim Chase, 88-81;
    Jim Hill, 83-76;
    Murray Guy, 79-85;
    Mike Roll, 75-77;
    Bill Dobbins, 79-79.

  • 943-- Rancho Las Palmas (N/S Course), 463-480 (S)
    Paul Cheek, 78-84;
    Mike Sachs, 76-68;
    Gary Myers, 82-87;
    Paul Myers, 86-97;
    Barry Ehlers, 82-82;
    Dick Newman, 72-93;
    Chuck Brewer, 76-72;
    Bill Tuck, 79-98.

  • 943 -- Blythe Golf Course, 473- 470 (S)
    Ron Browder, 89-86;
    Cliff Coates, 94-86;
    John Duren, 82-78;
    Gary Harkinson, 84-84;
    Bill Hobbs, 74-76;
    Dan Nasca, 8984;
    Robert Thweatt, 70-72;
    Mark Thome, 74-76

  • 948 -- Blue Skies, 468-480 (S)
    Joseph Kendall, 76-78;
    Sal Martinez, 75-76;
    Ken Nicholas, 87-81;
    Luke Phelps, 71-85;
    Bert Swift, 78-87;
    David Keizer, 89-81;
    Dale Throm, 97-88;
    Patrick Weddle, 81-79.

  • 948 -- Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort #2, 479-469 (N)
    Steve Bell, 77-86;
    Robert Boetto, Sr., 87-80;
    Martin Evans, 74-81;
    Larry Jones, 85-71;
    Leonard Tapia, 82-75;
    Tony Ventura, 81-80;
    Earl Torbensen, 80-83;
    Ron Palfrey, 88-82.

  • 956 -- Desert Princess Country Club, 470-486 (S)
    Burt Boss, 81-82;
    Charles Bowen, 81-80;
    Roger Duby, 72-82;
    Jack Dyrness, 79-84;
    Joe Heil, 81-84;
    Don Maberry, 80-76;
    Rollin Swaim, 77-82;
    John Scavo, 94-WD.

    NOTE:
    (N) = Second round played on North course; (S) = Second round played on South course.
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