A number of SCGA members, including 2012 California Amateur Champion Kevin Marsh (pictured), will tee it up this weekend at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Ill for the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The event, which runs Sept. 8-13, pitts the nation's best golfers aged 25 years and older against each other for two days of stroke play followed by four days of match play.
Marsh, who is already having an impressive summer after winning his first state amateur title back in June at his home course of La Cumbre CC, will look to win his second U.S. Mid-Amateur championship. Marsh defeated Carlton Forrester 10 and 9 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. in 2005 to claim the title and earn the coveted spot in the 2006 Masters. The Santa Barbara native, who now lives in Henderson, Nev., has a slew of SCGA championships under his belt, including the 1996 and 2008 SCGA Amateurs.
"I am excited to be in Chicago and am looking forward to playing some good golf this week," Marsh told the SCGA Thursday. "It's been a great summer so far, and if I could a way to win the U.S. Mid-Am again, it would really be something special."
Possibly the SCGA's most decorated veteran, Northridge native Tim Hogarth will also once again make a trip to the USGA's prestigious championship. Hogarth, who was runner-up in the event in 2010, as well as co-medalist in 2007 and 2010, is coming off of a fifth-place finish at the SCGA Public Links Championship at Brookside GC.
Hogarth and Marsh are joined by fellow SCGA tournament competitor Justin Warthen, who is a staple in the SCGA tournament world, having competed in a number of match play championships as well as last year's Seaver Cup.
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Kyle Kovacs, Sherman Oaks
Travis Hunter, Irvine
John McClure, Los Angeles (won 2005 SCGA Mid-Am, qualified for 2012 U.S. Amateur)
Joseph Prince, San Diego (qualified for 2012 U.S. APL Championship)
Jeffrey Fortson, Palm Desert
Kevin Marsh, Nevada
Justin Warthen, Arroyo Grande
Corby Segal, Santa Clarita
Eric Engelbert, Costa Mesa (2012 SCGA Foursomes runner-up)
Tim Hogarth, Northridge
Scott Stevens, Encinitas (reached match play at 2011 U.S. Mid-Am)
Gerry Simoni, Vista
Kyle George, Sierra Madre
Brian Tennyson, Fullerton
John Rudolph, San Diego (Brother of 2010 SCGA Four-Ball Champion Harry Rudolph III)