California State Fair 2018 Men's Championship
September 01 - 03 2018
Sacramento, CA


Tournament Overview

California State Fair 2018 Men's Championship
The State Fair Men's Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious Amateur Championships in the West. The Championship is limited to 156 players. Competition commences over a 54-hole stroke play format with 18 holes played each day. The field is cut after 36 holes to the low 45 players & ties.

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Format: Stroke Play
Categories: Men
Regions: Northern California, Pacific


Haggin Oaks: Alister MacKenzie Course Haggin Oaks: Alister MacKenzie Course
3645 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, CA  95821-1808
phone: (916) 808-2525
url: www.hagginoaks.com
Sep 03, 2018Devon Bling wins the 94th California State Fair Amateur
Sep 02, 2018State Fair Amateur: Cohn Leads Bling, Carper by 1
Sep 04, 2017Cal State Fair Amateur: Blake Abercrombie Wins in Style
Sep 03, 2017Hometown Golfer Looks to Close at Cal State Fair Amateur
Sep 02, 2017Cal State Fair Amateur: 3 Shoot 66 to Hold 18-Hole Lead
Sep 05, 2016Ramiz Jamal Wins California State Fair Amateur
Sep 04, 2016Three Tied Atop California State Fair Men's Amateur Leaderboard
Sep 07, 2015Trevor Clayton wins California State Fair in playoff
Sep 06, 2015KK Limbhasut inches ahead for 36-hole lead at California State Fair
Sep 05, 2015Limbhasut, Smith share first-round lead at California State Fair
Sep 01, 2014Pereira continues summer roll at California State Fair
Aug 31, 2014De Los Reyes shoots 66 again, leads by one at Calif. State Fair
Aug 30, 2014Calif. State Fair: Going low in Sacto!
Sep 02, 2013Calif. State Fair: Cody Paladino wins
Sep 03, 2012Hagy takes California State Fair title
Sep 02, 2012Hagy leads at California State Fair
Sep 01, 2012California State Fair: Hagy, Hansen, Gonzales share lead
Sep 03, 2011Calif. State Fair: Hansen rallies for win at 17-under
Sep 06, 2010California State Fair: Rappleye ties course record with final round 63
Sep 05, 2010Record in sight for Johnson at State Fair
Sep 08, 2009Hallisey Wins California State Fair in Playoff
Sep 01, 2008California State Fair: Grush holds on for victory
Aug 31, 2008California State Fair: Grush leads after second round
Sep 03, 2007California State Fair: Harkins the victor
Sep 04, 2006California State Fair: Niger Finally Wins One

In addition to the table results below, PDF versions of past results are available to view or download.

Showing results for

1CADevon BlingRidgecrest, CA40066-69-67=202
2HIShawn LuHonolulu, HI30071-67-66=204
T3CAMatt LutzPlacentia, CA20070-66-70=206
T3CAMatt CohnSan Francisco, CA20065-69-72=206
T3CATrey DavisOlivehurst, CA20067-73-66=206
T3CAThomas HutchisonSan Jose, CA20069-68-69=206
T7CASam HarnedRocklin, CA10068-73-66=207
T7CAZach SmithIsla Vista, CA10068-70-69=207
T7CAFinigan TillySan Carlos, CA10069-67-71=207
10CARamiz JamalHuntington Beach, CA10070-70-68=208
11CABlake HathcoatFresno, CA5073-67-69=209
T12CALucas CarperSan Jose, CA5063-72-75=210
T12CARyan HanDavis, CA5070-71-69=210
T12AZMatthew McCartyScottsdale, AZ5070-70-70=210
T12CanadaTrevor YuCanada5072-67-71=210
T16ILEthan FarnamCrystal Lake, IL070-71-70=211
T16CARyan HelgansAlamo, CA072-71-68=211
T16CADaniel KimSan Jose, CA072-69-70=211
T16CAAlex LeeSacramento, CA071-70-70=211
T16NVStephen OsborneReno, NV068-75-68=211
T16CAMikey SlesinskiFremont, CA070-71-70=211
T22CACasey ScottIndio, CA071-67-74=212
T22CATommy StephensonCarlsbad, CA069-72-71=212
T22CAJoey VrzichEl Cajon, CA068-71-73=212
T22CAEthan AshbrookSanta Maria, CA071-69-72=212
T22CADaniel PenaModesto, CA071-69-72=212
T22CACody RiecksAuburn, CA069-74-69=212
T28HIKyosuke HaraHonolulu, HI072-71-70=213
T28CAJeffrey Inouye-WongRoseville, CA070-71-72=213
T28CAShane MuldowneyCarlsbad, CA067-73-73=213
T31WIChristopher CollaFond du Lac, WI071-70-73=214
T31CAHayden HuiDublin, CA067-73-74=214
T31CASebastian IqbalSan Jose, CA074-69-71=214
T31CAAustin TrckaOrange, CA075-68-71=214
T31CAEvan ChienIrvine, CA070-73-71=214
T36CABrett BennettHuntington Beach, CA072-68-75=215
T36CARobert HamiltonGold River, CA066-75-74=215
T36CABobby BuceyConcord, CA074-67-74=215
T36CASam SommerhauserRocklin, CA070-72-73=215
T40CADerek AckermanHalf Moon Bay, CA068-71-77=216
T40CABrett VibochMoraga, CA070-72-74=216
T40CABen LedbetterAuburn, CA070-71-75=216
T40CAMatt RobinsonModesto, CA067-75-74=216
T44CAMichael Jura IIIFresno, CA070-73-74=217
T44CanadaSam MeekCanada072-68-77=217
T44CAParker LestzLos Angeles, CA072-70-75=217
47CABrian MaMilpitas, CA071-72-75=218
48CAJacob WestbergSacramento, CA071-72-78=221
49CAKyle KatzGranite Bay, CA067-76-82=225

On July 14th, 1925 a meeting of the Board of Directors and Tournament Committee of Del Paso Country Club was held. The question of holding a golf tournament during the State Fair was agreed upon. The event would take place at Del Paso C.C. on Labor Day Weekend. A week before the inaugural event, the Sacramento Clearing House donated a perpetual trophy costing $1000 to be awarded to the State Fair Champion See past champions list. The inaugural event was won by Geo Richie, from the Olympic Club.

For 80 years, the State Fair has been the premiere amateur championship in the area. To continue this premiere status, the championship evolved every year, always focusing on the players. The following lists some of the significant changes to the State Fair Championship:

1958 - State Fair goes from Match Play to Stroke Play
1964 - With too many entries, the State Fair Handicap moves to Ancil Hoffman
1996 - The State Fair Women's is created & hosted at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
1997 - The State Fair Senior is created & hosted at Mather Golf Course
1998 - The State Fair Junior is created & hosted at Haggin Oaks Golf Course
2003 - The State Fair Masters is created & hosted at Bing Maloney Golf Course
2003 - The State Fair Men's Amateur Championship receives National Status

The single most influential person in the success of the championship is Frank Freer. As the Tournament Director for over 50 years, Frank has dedicated himself to the championship and is always a favorite among the players.


2018 Devon Bling
2017 Blake Abercrombie
2016 Ramiz Jamal
2015 Trevor Clayton
2014 Corey Pereira
2013 Cody Paladino
2012 Brandon Hagy
2011 Matt Hansen
2010 Grant Rappleye
2009 Ryan Hallisey
2008 Matt Grush
2007 Brandon Harkins
2006 Bob Niger
2005 Erik Flores
2004 Peter Campbell
2003 Eric Restrepo
2002 JJ Jakovac
2001 Robert Hamilton
2000 Robert Hamilton
1999 T.J. Moulton
1998 Gregg Wilkinson
1997 John Enright
1996 Chris Candelario
1995 Kris Isackson
1994 Joe Acosta Jr
1993 Rob Martin III
1992 Joey Ferrari
1991 Mike Lane
1990 Joey Ferrari
1989 Lou Alvarez
1988 Steve Simpkin
1987 John Kannaday
1986 Lou Alvarez
1985 Joe Tamburino
1984 Kevin Sutherland
1983 Clifford Smith
1982 Robert Meyer
1981 Phil Arinno
1980 Jim Sanderson
1979 Jerry Wilson
1978 Phil Arinno
1977 Phil Arinno
1976 Vic Calicchia
1975 Roland Lamontagne
1974 Phil Arinno
1973 Jack Koski
1972 Barry Hansen
1971 Pete Gutierrez
1970 Ray Arinno
1969 Ray Arinno
1968 Rob Amerian
1967 Ray Arinno
1966 Roland Lamontagne
1965 Barry Hansen
1964 Bob E. Smith
1963 George Archer
1962 Dick Lotz
1961 Dick Lotz
1960 Verne Callison
1959 Kent Winton
1958 Verne Callison
1957 Elmer Clites
1956 John McMullin
1955 Allen Geiberger
1954 Jim Tom Blair
1953 Verne Callison
1952 Verne Callison
1951 Frank Toronto
1950 Ken Venturi
1949 Bill Ogden Jr.
1948 Martin Stanovich
1947 Verne Callison
1946 Larry Crockett
1945 Earl Stewart
1944 Verne Callison
1943 Verne Callison
1942 Bill Ogden Jr.
1941 Ralph Presby
1940 Ralph Presby
1939 Frank Toronto
1938 Jack Colmar
1937 H.J. Dufour
1936 H.J. Dufour
1935 Orv Suttles
1934 Dennis Hession
1933 Arthur Sato
1932 Irv Jenkins
1928 to 1931 not held
1927 Eddie Lyon
1926 M.E. Pendleton
1925 George Richie

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3200 Northview Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833
phone: 916-359-1933
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