Can't catch them: Hogarth, Segal win 1st SCGA Four-Ball
Tim Hogarth and Corby Segal (SCGA photo)
Tim Hogarth and Corby Segal (SCGA photo)

GLENDALE, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2018) – The chasers worked hard to close the gap on two Southern California golf veterans Tuesday in the final round of the SCGA Four-Ball, but ultimately Corby Segal and Tim Hogarth couldn’t be caught. Instead, the pair won their first Four-Ball title at Oakmont Country Club. It was a notable milestone for Hogarth.

The 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion has now won every SCGA Championship for which he has been eligible. Hogarth, himself a three-time SCGA Player of the Year, heaped much of the credit for Tuesday’s win on his partner, the current SCGA Player of the Year.

“It’s great to complete this slam that I’ve been chasing for a long time,” he said. “But Corby is Player of the Year for a reason. I know who the stronger player was this week and I’m thankful for him.”

A three-shot first-round lead shrunk to a one-shot victory as the birdies dried up over the closing holes. Hogarth added one at No. 10, but it was the last one. In fact, the pair counted a bogey on the par-4 15th on Tuesday. After an opening 64, Hogarth and Segal combined for a closing 68 to end the event at 10 under.

Still, it was too much for the rest of the field to overcome. John Pate and Brandon Gama tied for second place at 9 under with Ramie Sprinkling and Nathan Celusta at 9 under.

For his part, Segal, who works as a PGA Tour caddie, was also gracious when talking about his long-time partner.

“Tim is more prepared than me 99 percent of the tournaments,” said Segal. “But he knows how hard I grind so we make the perfect team. This one feels good.”

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This event is open to members with handicap indexes of 6.4 and below. Players will compete over 18 holes of qualifying four-ball stroke play to determine the 52 teams which advance to the championship. The Championship is conducted over 36 holes of stroke play.

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