Southern California Senior Amateur Championship: Burda Leads
RIVERSIDE, CALIF (June 13, 2013) -- Three-
time defending California State Senior Amateur
Champion Jeff Burda of Modesto fired a 68 to
take a one-stroke lead after the first round of
the 34th Annual SCGA Senior Amateur
Championship at Victoria Club in Riverside. The
PGA West member had three birdies and only
one bogey over the par 70 layout.
Burda hit all nine greens on the front nine
but shot one-over 36. He rebounded with
birdies on 11, 13, & 15 and a scrappy par save
on 18 out of the greenside hazard to take the
“I hit it well today, but I just
could not get the putter going,” Burda said.
Burda enters the final round with a
narrow lead over current Northern California
Senior Amateur Champion Jim Knoll. Knoll, a
member at Moreno Valley Ranch, hit 16 out of
18 greens on his way to a solid 69 under
perfect scoring conditions.
players are within five strokes of Burda’s lead.
Included in this group is defending SCGA Senior
Amateur champion Brad Larsen (72), two-time
SCGA Senior Champion Steve Bogan (73),
Victoria Club member Karl Stewart (72) and
Greg Grohs (71) out of Santa Anita GC. The
final round begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow off
both the 1st and 10th tees.View results for Southern California Senior Amateur
ABOUT THE Southern California Senior Amateur
This event is open to members with handicap
of 9.4 and below and are age 55 and above.
Competitors compete in 18 holes of qualifying play
order to reach the final field of 84 players. In the
championship, players compete over 54 holes of
play over three days. The top 30 players and ties
advance after 36 holes to the final round to
the overall Senior Amateur Champion.
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