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Ujihara holds off chasers for SCGA Super Senior title
David Ujihara (SCGA/Twitter photo)
David Ujihara (SCGA/Twitter photo)

Despite the several veterans and former champions chasing him, David Ujihara of Los Coyotes CC won the SCGA Super Senior Championship.

Held at the historic Ojai Valley Inn, Ujihara hit the ground running at his first Super Senior appearance, firing a 2-under 67 in the first round. He wasn't in the clear, though, as SCGA Veteran Jeff Burda was close behind, also with an under-par 68. In the final round, Ujihara kept a consistent distance away from Burda, shooting a 71 over Burda's 72 to claim the crown.

Behind the top two players were Brad Larson, Donald Kalode and 2015 Super Senior Champion Patrick Rohan who finished T3 at 4 over.

A group of two more players finished tied for sixth at 5 over, including Rich Tolly and Rick Talt.

ABOUT THE SCGA Super Senior

This championship is open to SCGA members who are age 65 and above and have a USGA handicap index of 10.4 or below. The championship is a 36- hole individual stroke play event, there is no qualifying as all entries are on a first come, first serve basis. For eight years this championship was incorporated into the SCGA Senior Amateur as a separate division. Starting in 2008 the Super Senior Division was removed from the Senior Amateur Championship into its own 36-hole championship.

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