Jake Ledbetter (left) with Simi Hills G.M. Brian Reed
SIMI VALLEY, California (June 4, 2017) Jake Ledbetter of Thousand Oaks, Calif. won his second Simi Valley City Championship in three years today at Simi Hills Golf Club.
For his first win in 2015, Ledbetter had to playoff against one of California's most seasoned amateurs, Tim Hogarth, after both players posted 1-under 141. Talk about gaining some experience, and quickly.
On Sunday, Ledbetter added a round of 3-under 68 to his brilliant 65 in the first round for a a tournament total of 9-under 133. There was a talented field including 2016 U.S. Mid-Am semifinalist Dan Sullivan of Pasadena giving chase, but Ledbetter's total of 9-under was four strokes clear of the Sullivan and two other players, -- no playoff required this time.
Tied with Sullivan at 5-under 137 was Brandon Beck of Oak Park and Jordan McBrayer of Carlsbad. All told, 10 championship players broke par.
“Course conditions were outstanding this year, and that allowed the top golfers to make shots that others could not," said Simi Hills G.M. and Head Professional Brian Reed. "The course setup did as we intended – providing the best players with the opportunity to pull away from the field.”
Top honors in the Senior Championship flight went to Mike Hoyle (Chatsworth), scoring one over par 143 in two rounds. Hoyle followed his one-under par round on Saturday with a 73 today (two strokes over par), to win the event by one stroke over Bob Valerio of Hawthorne. In third place at 3 over par, was Ajay Dhawan (Montrose).
Keith Kiertzner (Sherman Oaks) shot a two-round total 152 to win the gross competition in the A flight. One shot behind were three area golfers, Jeff Harness (Simi Valley) and Kyle Sewall and Rob Impellizzeri, both of Moorpark, shooting 153.
2017 marked the 36th playing of the popular tournament, that works hard to provide players with a top notch tournament experience. Competitors came to the from Singapore (by way of Las Vegas), Houston, Lake Havasu, Denver and Panama City, Florida, as well as a strong contingent from Orange County and San Diego. Our reputation has grown over the years; we know that golfers don’t generally travel this far unless they receive an exceptional experience and share it with their friends.”
ABOUT THE Simi Valley City
This 36-hole tournament features play in 2 divisions
(regular and senior) and a total of 6 flights, including
the premier senior
championship and championship flights.
All golfers must have verifiable amateur status, and
all net flight participants must have a valid USGA
handicap, with a 12-month low index of no more
The regular division accepts entries from golfers age
17 and older (exceptions made on a case-by-case
basis). Golfers with a
12-month low index of 2.4 or better qualify for the
Championship Flight. Golfers with low index of 2.5
to 18.0 will play in net
The senior division accepts entries for golfers age 50
and over. Senior golfers with handicap indexes of
4.9 or better qualify for
the Senior Championship Flight, and other senior
golfers play in the two net flights for seniors.
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