SCGA Super Senior: Worley defeats Calkins in playoff
(SCGA photo)
(SCGA photo)

Curtis Worley regained his amateur status a few years ago and immediately began winning tournaments. Now, he has his first Southern California Golf Association title under his belt.

He conquered the SCGA Super Senior Championship at the Ranch Course at The Alisal, defeating Craig Calkins of Manhattan Beach on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

It was Worley who shared the overnight lead with Jeffrey Gipner after Monday's opening round, while Calkins trailed by a stroke as the three began the day in the final pairing. After a couple of front nine bogeys, Worley and Calkins traded birdies on holes 15 and 17 to stay afloat, but needed extra holes after finishing the day tied atop the leaderboard.

Worley's playoff triumph came at the 201-yard, par-3 18th hole, where the Coronado resident secured a two-putt par to claim his first SCGA title.

Worley got back in the win column at the 2021 Golfweek Super Senior Desert Showdown, and again earlier this year with a four-shot win in the Super Senior division of the Morrison Cup. Prior to turning pro, a rank he would spend 28 years maintaining, Worley won the 1974 California Amateur at Pebble Beach.

Casey Boyns fired the low round of the tournament, a 3-under 69 to finish in third place at even-par for 36 holes. He bogeyed the second and third holes, setting up for a potentially disappointing day, but fired off five birdies the remainder of the round to card the only round in the 60s.

Donald Baker finished in fourth place at 1 over, while Gipner finished fifth at 2 over.

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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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