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Alison Curdt, PGA claims the 2017 SCPGA Women’s Section Championship title


November 16, 2017:

Alison Curdt, PGA of Wood Ranch GC fired back-to-back rounds of 69 for a two-day total of 138 to capture the 2017 SCPGA Women's Section Championship. Curdt also won the event in 2015.

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Déjà Vu For Southland Collegiate Women’s Golf


October 25, 2017:

Returning a duplicate result as last week's collegian event, there was a SoCal Golf sweep at this week's Nanea Pac-12 Preview, with UCLA Women's Golf capturing the team title and Hermosa Beach's Andrea Lee of Stanford earning her sixth collegiate individual win. Lee is in her sophomore season.

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#SoCalGolf Shows Off At Stanford Intercollegiate Invitational


October 19, 2017:

The third-ranked Bruins overcame a seven-shot deficit on Wednesday at Poppy Hills GC to defend their Stanford Intercollegiate title, defeating the host Cardinal by three strokes. UCLA freshman Patty Tavatanakit shared medalist honors with Stanford's reigning FORE Magazine cover girl Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach.

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Five SoCal Juniors Are Headed to Augusta


October 19, 2017:

Eighty junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the fifth annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, to be conducted on Sunday, April 1, 2018, prior to the start of the Masters Tournament. Southern California is represented by five juniors:

  • Anna Fang, San Diego
  • Cole Kim, La Crescenta
  • Kai Hirayama, Arcadia
  • Logan Gonzalez, Thousand Oaks
  • Elkim DonDon Bumacod, Sylmar
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Xiong Wins Nike Collegiate Invitational


October 03, 2017:

Oregon sophomore Norman Xiong won his second tournament of the young season, finishing 13-under par in the Nike Collegiate Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Tuesday.

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Xander Schauffele Wins PGA TOUR Championship


September 25, 2017:

The 2014 California Amateur Champion Xander Schauffele ends his rookie season with a sensational victory at the TOUR Championship, netting a cool $3.5 million with the title.

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Rico Hoey Wins Season’s Final Mackenzie Tour Event


September 18, 2017:

It was better late than never for 2016 SCGA Amateur Champion Rico Hoey, who captured his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada victory on Sunday at the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship to earn a spot in The Five and secure Web.com Tour status for 2018.

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Xiong wins opening event of sophomore season


September 17, 2017:

After an impressive summer that included a win at the Western Amateur and a dominating performance at The Walker Cup Matches, SCGA member Norman Xiong kept the momentum going with a season-opening win to kick off his sophomore season at the University of Oregon. With rounds of 68 and 65 at the Rod Myers Invitational in North Carolina, Xiong won the individual title while his Ducks came in second.

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USC Women, SCGA’s Muni He Post Season-Opening Wins In Minnesota


September 13, 2017:

SCGA member Muni He earned a share of her first collegiate title, joining freshman Alyaa Abdulghany who was also under par to lead the USC women's golf team to its third straight season-opening win at the Minnesota Invitational.

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SCGA Members Dominate at 46th Walker Cup


September 11, 2017:

Team USA, which included three SCGA members, wins the 46th Walker Cup at The Los Angeles CC in convincing fashion.

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Beau Hossler, Aaron Wise Among Web.com TOUR Graduates

August 28, 2017:

Twenty-five PGA Tour cards were handed out Sunday in Portland, Ore. Two-time SCGA Amateur Champion Beau Hossler and 2015 SCGA Amateur Runner-Up Aaron Wise secured guaranteed status for the 2017-2018 PGA TOUR season.

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Three SCGA members picked for Walker Cup squad


August 20, 2017:

Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Stewart Hagestad, Collin Morikawa and Norman Xiong were all selected to the 2017 United States Walker Cup Team, the USGA announced Sunday at the conclusion of the U.S. Amateur Championship. The Walker Cup appearance will be a first for all three SoCal stars, as the 46th Walker Cup Match heads to The Los Angeles CC’s North Course Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10.

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Two SoCal Women Begin Junior Solheim Cup Journey


August 15, 2017:

Alyaa Abdulghany and Brooke Seay will join their fellow USA teammates as the Junior Solheim Cup gets underway today in Des Moines.

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Edwin Kuang Wins California State Boys Junior Amateur


August 09, 2017:

Edwin Kuang of Murrieta won the 57th Annual California State Boys Junior Amateur Championship at Bear Creek Golf Club. Shooting an impressive two-day total of 7-under par, 137, Kuang won the tournament by four strokes. Kuang joins Rickie Fowler (2005) and Bryson Dechambeau (2010) as champions of this prestigious tournament.

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Kang, Salas and Yin Earn Solheim Cup Bids


August 08, 2017:

The teams for the 2017 Solheim Cup are set after the captains made their final picks Sunday. Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas and Angel Yin have all earned a spot on the coveted roster.

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Norman Xiong wins Western Amateur


August 05, 2017:

Norman Xiong, a rising sophomore at the University of Oregon and native of Canyon Lake, Calif., joined a list of prestigious SCGA members Saturday by winning the Western Amateur. Earning medalist honors Thursday, Xiong continued his success in match play, ending his week with a 22-hole victory in the event's championship match. Xiong joins SoCal stars Beau Hossler, Jamie Lovemark, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as champions of the event.

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Norman Xiong Medals at Western Amateur


August 04, 2017:

SCGA member Norman Xiong came from behind Thursday to earn medalist honors at the 115th Western Amateur. He advances to match play, which is now underway.

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U.S. Women’s Amateur Returns to the Southland Monday


August 04, 2017:

With a field headlined by top female amateurs from Southern California, the U.S. Women's Amateur will make its Southland return Monday at San Diego CC. SCGA Women's Amateur Champ Andrea Lee, as well as many other familiar faces, will be in the field as the nation's best compete for a national title. For tee times, pairings, TV schedules and more, visit the link below.

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SCGA’s Wolff Earns U.S. Junior Amateur Runner-Up


July 22, 2017:

Matt Wolff, a recent graduate of Westlake HS and Agoura Hills native, found himself on the wrong side of a 1up loss Saturday, falling on the 18th hole of the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Wolff was the first Southern California golfer to make the final match sine Jay Hwang of San Diego lost to Jordan Spieth in the 2009 playing.

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SCGA Wins Morse Cup Again


July 20, 2017:

For the second straight year and third time in the last four years, the SCGA team captured the Morse Cup at the Pacific Coast Amateur with the team of Stewart Hagestad, Sahith Theegala and Norman Xiong.

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Xander Schauffele earns first PGA TOUR win


July 09, 2017:

Just four years after finishing as the SCGA Amateur Championship runner-up and three years after his dramatic California Amateur victory, San Diego State graduate Xander Schauffele picked up his first PGA TOUR win at The Greenbrier Classic.

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Theegala wins Sahalee Players Championship


July 08, 2017:

Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, Calif. birdied the first playoff hole to win the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), outlasting Min Woo Lee of Australia.

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Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Class Announced


July 05, 2017:

Larry Grant and Mike McMonegal represent the 2017 Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame class, created in 1996 to recognize those individuals who “left their mark on Golf in Long Beach."

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Pigman & Smock Qualify for 2017 PGA Championship


June 26, 2017:

Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek GC and Brian Smock of Coronado GC qualified for the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC which will be held Aug. 7-13.

Aaron Wise Wins First Web.com Tour Event


June 19, 2017:

Aaron Wise completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Air Capital Classic to lock up a PGA Tour card with his first Web.com Tour title. The 20-year-old Wise closed with a 2-under 68 in 100-degree heat at Crestview for a 21-under 259 total and a five-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Beau Hossler.

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Golfweek Announces Division I All-Americans


June 14, 2017:

Rico Hoey (USC), the defending SCGA Amateur champion, has been named to First Team All-American by Golfweek, the publication announced today. On the women's side, Andrea Lee (Stanford) and Lilia Vu (UCLA, pictured) both represented the SCGA on the First Team.

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Morikawa, Crocker and Xiong shine in Arnold Palmer Cup Victory


June 12, 2017:

The United States ran away with the Arnold Palmer Cup, beating Europe 19.5 - 11.5. California's Collin Morikawa was selected by players on both squads as the winner of the special exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational while USC's Sean Crocker earned three points and Oregon's Norman Xiong went 2-1-1.

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Women’s U.S. Open Qualifying


May 31, 2017:

On Tuesday, Cheyenne Woods was one of two competitors to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at Industry Hills GC. In a qualifier run by the WSCGA, Brianno Do, a former UCLA golfer, took the second and final spot.

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Arnold Palmer Plaque Dedicated at Rancho Park GC


May 18, 2017:

Arnold Palmer uncharacteristically and famously carded a 12 on Rancho Park GC's 18th hole during the 1961 L.A. Open. An original plaque was dedicated in 1963, and later stolen. A replacement “stone” was installed by the Recreation and Parks Department this week.

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USC Men’s Golf wins Regional, advances to NCAA Championships


May 17, 2017:

USC Men's Golf took first place at the Washington Regional to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships for the 11th-straight year.

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USC Women’s Golf Earns Trip to NCAA Finals


May 11, 2017:

USC Women's Golf Team finished fourth at the 2017 NCAA Albuquerque Regional to qualify for its 20th straight NCAA Championship, which will begin on May 19.

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Native SoCal Stars Named Semifinalists for Nicklaus Award


May 03, 2017:

Rico Hoey (USC), Sean Crocker (USC), Sahith Theegala (Pepperdine) and Collin Morikawa (California) were all named semifinalists for the 2017 D-I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award. The five finalists, announced on June 1, will receive exemptions into the PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship

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UCLA wins Pac 12 Women’s Golf Championship


April 26, 2017:

Not only did the Bruins win the Pac-12 Championship, but our Women's SoCal Amateur Champion Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley nabs individual honors, shooting a 7-under par over three rounds.

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UCLA Freshman Takes Home First Collegiate Win


April 18, 2017:

Our reigning CIF State High School Champion Hidetoshi Yoshihara picked up his first collegiate victory this week at The Maxwell. The UCLA freshman won the tournament, which was held at Oak Tree GC in Okalhoma, by 1 stroke.

Vu Wins Third Tournament in a Row


April 12, 2017:

Sophomore Lilia Vu won her third-consecutive tournament on Tuesday, sharing first-place honors at the Silverado Showdown at the Silverado Resort and Spa. The UCLA single-season record for victories is four by Charlotte Mayorkas (2003-2004), who was also the only other Bruin to win three events in a row.

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Hagestad Earns Masters Low Am Honors


April 10, 2017:

SCGA member and former USC Trojan Stewart Hagestad finished the Masters at +6, earning low amateur honors after becoming the first-ever U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion to make the cut on golf's greatest stage.

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Hagestad Makes Cut


April 07, 2017:

After earning a spot by way of his U.S. Mid-Amateur victory last Fall, SCGA member Stewart Hagestad had made the cut at the Masters, shooting opening rounds of 74 and 73.

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Hagestad Low Am in Masters Round 1


April 06, 2017:

After earning a spot by way of his U.S. Mid-Amateur victory last Fall, SCGA member Stewart Hagestad shot a 2-over 74 to finish as the low amateur after one round of the 2017 Masters.

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SCGA Junior member Lucy Yuan wins Drive, Chip & Putt Championship


April 03, 2017:

SCGA Junior member Lucy Yuan emerged victorious in the Girls 10-11 division of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship held at the hallowed grounds of Augusta GC.

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Lilia Vu Leads Bruins To Dominant Trip at Kapalua


March 30, 2017:

Sophomore Lilia Vu completed her dominant play at the Kapalua Bay Course, shooting a 1-under 71 on Wednesday to finish at 12-under (204) and win the Anuenue Spring Break Classic by seven shots. As a team, the Bruins were the only squad under par on Wednesday, winning the team title by 17 strokes.

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Lucy Li wins expanded ANA junior event


March 26, 2017:

Lucy Li, who made history when she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at just 11 years old in 2014, became the first non-SoCal golfer to win the ANA Junior Inspiration Sunday. The junior event, which sends its winner to Southern California's own LPGA major and used to be run by SCGA Junior, this year became part of the AJGA tournament schedule and expanded from 18 to 54 holes.

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Morikawa wins collegiate event


March 20, 2017:

Cal sophomore Collin Morikawa, a member of Brookside Men's GC, won the ASU Thunderbird Invitational Sunday.

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Tiger’s Vintage Fist Pump Makes An Appearance


March 20, 2017:

Tiger Woods joined the set of Good Morning America and took on Michael Strahan in a putting contest. The results? A vintage fist pump.

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Andrea Lee Headlines ANA Inspiration Amateur Invitations


March 15, 2017:

Last year's ANA Junior Inspiration winner and 2015 Women's Southern California Amateur champion, Lee (Hermosa Beach) looks to build off an impressive start to 2017 as she joins the ANA Inspiration field.

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Cantlay earns PGA TOUR card


March 12, 2017:

By virtue of his second-place finish at the Valspar Championship, and his his $680,400 check, Cantlay has earned his TOUR card for the remainder of the 2016-'17 season.

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Haley Moore wins Golfer of the Month


March 06, 2017:

Following her first career victory at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate and a tie for fifth at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, University of Arizona sophomore and Escondido native Haley Moore has been named the Pac-12 Golfer of the Month.

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Beau Hossler Receives Invitation to AT&T Byron Nelson


March 02, 2017:

The AT&T Byron Nelson has extended a sponsor's exemption to two-time SCGA Amateur champ Beau Hossler to play in the tournament May 18-21 at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.

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Sahith Theegala Earns First Collegiate Victory


March 01, 2017:

Since making the cut in the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, Pepperdine sophomore Theegala has not disappointed. He tied for 18th at The Prestige at PGA West, then recorded his first college win, posting a one-shot victory at the Southwestern Invitational.

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Lilia Vu Wins Bruin Wave Invitational


February 28, 2017:

The 2016 Women's Southern California Amateur champion recorded the first victory of her collegiate career.

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Hagested Qualifies For US Four-Ball


February 27, 2017:

US Mid-Am Champ and SCGA member Stewart Hagested joined his former USC teammate Sam Smith in qualifying for the US Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Sunnyside CC in Fresno.

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Rickie Fowler Wins Honda Classic


February 27, 2017:

The 2006 SCGA Player of the Year took the top spot in the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Springs, Fla. for his fourth PGA TOUR victory.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 117th U.S. Open Championship


February 21, 2017:

Nine SoCal courses have been announced as local qualifying sites:

- Indian Ridge CC (Grove Course), Palm Desert
- Andalusia CC, La Quinta
- La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad
- Bermuda Dunes CC, Bermuda Dunes
- Industry Hills GC (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry
- La Purisima GC, Lompoc
- Classic Club, Palm Desert
- Ironwood CC (South Course), Palm Desert
- Granite Bay GC, Granite Bay

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San Diego junior golfers wins Annika Invitational


February 20, 2017:

Brooke Seay of Rancho Santa Fe used a hot start and an incredible finish to earn her first AJGA Invitational win at Reunion Resort on the second playoff hole. Seay sunk a 30-foot birdie putt to top Sweden’s Amanda Linner on No. 18 on the Watson Course.

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Norman Xiong wins collegiate event


February 19, 2017:

Norman Xiong of Canyon Lake, Calif., a freshman at University of Oregon, won his first collegiate event Sunday, tying for first place with teammate Wyndham Clark at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.

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Theegala makes Genesis Open cut


February 18, 2017:

After making the field Monday by way of the Collegiate Showdown, SCGA member and Pepperdine sophomore Sahith Theegala made weekend action at the Genesis Open in his PGA TOUR debut.

USC Wins Northrop Grumman Regional at Palos Verdes GC


February 15, 2017:

USC won its spring opener at 4-over 856 (285-282-289), a tournament record and one better than second-place Arizona State, whose final-round 282 was the only round under par today.

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Dougherty Monday Qualifies for Genesis Open


February 13, 2017:

Former SCGA/CIF High School Champ Kevin Dougherty of Murrieta survived a playoff Monday to qualify for this week's Genesis Open. Dougherty emerged from a six-player playoff to earn one of the final two available spots, birdieing the first playoff hole at Industry Hills GC.

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Lee wins 22nd Peg Barnard Invitational


February 12, 2017:

Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach captured the individual title at the 22nd Peg Barnard Invitational, the third victory of the season for the Stanford freshman. She fired a pair of 4-under 67s to finish at 8-under 134, six strokes ahead of Kelsey Ulep of Oregon.

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Crocker, Hoey and Morikawa Named To Ben Hogan Award Watch List


February 08, 2017:

Twenty-eight collegiate golfers have been named to the 2017 Ben Hogan Award watch list, issued annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer. USC's Sean Crocker and Rico Hoey and Cal's Collin Morikawa are looking to become the first SCGA members to win the award since Patrick Cantlay in 2012.

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Genesis Open announces Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption


February 07, 2017:

Named after the SCGA Hall of Famer, the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption will grant a playing spot to a golfer representing a minority background, the Genesis Open announced today. Kevin M. Hall has been awarded this year's exemption, and will tee it up in the annual PGA TOUR event at Riviera CC next week.

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Michael Block, PGA of Arroyo Trabuco GC earns exemption into Genesis Open


February 06, 2017:

Michael Block, PGA of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club outlasted the rainy and challenging conditions to earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Genesis Open with his victory at the Club Car Aggregate Series hosted at El Caballero Country Club carding an 2-under par 69.

With this win, Block will appear in his ninth PGA TOUR event in addition to his three Major Championship appearances.

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Defending SCGA Amateur Champ Ties For First at Amer Ari Invitational


February 06, 2017:

Trojan senior standout Rico Hoey tied for first individually with a score of 16-under 200 (67-63-70) at the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii before falling to Texas Tech’s Fredrik Nilehn in a playoff.

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Cantlay set to make TOUR return


February 06, 2017:

Patrick Cantlay has been through a lot since his 2011 SCGA Amateur victory. This week, he'll be back on TOUR with a renewed purpose.

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Former SCGA Am Champ Wins Pro Event


February 04, 2017:

On his home course of Bakersfield CC, 2012 SCGA Amateur Champion Bhavik Patel completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Golden State Tour's Motorcity Bakersfield Open.

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Former UCLA Bruin Alex Kim Qualifies for WM Open


February 01, 2017:

Kim, a former UCLA All-American and SCGA competitor, has played in one previous PGA TOUR event, missing the cut at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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Beau Hossler Concludes PGA TOUR Debut


January 30, 2017:

The two-time SCGA Amateur Champ led a strong contingent of SoCal talent with a T-49 finish at Torrey Pines in his professional debut.

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Palos Verdes GC to host Northrop Gruman Regional Challenge


January 24, 2017:

For the 13th-consecutive year, the Ohio State Buckeyes will host the 54-hole Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Feb. 11-13 at the Palos Verdes GC.

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Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson & Jordan Spieth Highlight Genesis Open Field


January 23, 2017:

The TOUR's best are set to take on Riviera CC on Feb. 16-19. As the field continues to round into shape, we're happy to welcome more than half of the world's top 30 to Southern California!

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Plantation GC Employee Catches Lucky Break


January 18, 2017:

CareerBuilder Challenge field includes a cart-barn employee at a local club (no kidding).

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Phil Confirms He’ll Play In CareerBuilder Challenge


January 18, 2017:

After some uncertainty caused by injury, Phil Mickelson confirmed today that he WILL play in this week's CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA WEST.

“I feel good and I want to play,” said Mickelson, the Tournament Ambassador. “I don’t know where my game is, but I figure the only way to find out is to play.”

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SCGA Alumni Lizette Salas To Be Inducted Into SCPGA Junior HOF


January 17, 2017:

The LPGA TOUR professional will receive the “Junior Hall of Fame” award during the annual SCPGA Junior Tour Banquet of Champions. Upon her graduation from USC in 2011, Salas began her professional golf career and hasn’t missed an LPGA TOUR season since.

Local Talent Highlights CareerBuilder Challenge


January 16, 2017:

SoCal golf fans are in for a treat when the CareerBuilder Challenge tees off later this week, as a number of young, local talent has committed to the field. Brandon Hagy, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele and NCAA Champ Aaron Wise will all be in the event, which begins Thursday.

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Tiger Commits to Farmers Insurance Open


January 04, 2017:

Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open, has committed to play in the 2017 tournament

Tiger Woods makes it official: His next PGA Tour start will come at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open... https://t.co/mmgwAojjt4

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Phil commits to Farmers Insurance Open


December 22, 2016:

Phil Mickelson has committed to play in next month’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, an event he last won in 2001.

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Statement on Phil Mickelson Appearance at CareerBuilder Challenge


December 14, 2016:

Nick Raffaele, the CareerBuilder Challenge Executive Director and Desert Classic Charities CEO, on the recent news regarding Phil Mickelson:

“We’re disappointed to learn that Phil Mickelson has recently undergone a second surgery to repair a sports hernia, and we wish him well in his recovery. While he has yet to determine if his recovery will allow him to compete in our upcoming event, we are very much excited about his role as the ambassador for the CareerBuilder Challenge. We’re looking forward to having him here in La Quinta during the third week of January as a competitor and/or ambassador.”

Tiger Woods commits to Riviera for 2017 Genesis Open


December 13, 2016:

Tiger Woods has made his first commitment for the 2017 PGA TOUR season, and it is right here in Southern California at the Genesis Open at Riviera CC.

BREAKING NEWS: @TigerWoods commits to play in 2017 #genesisopen! Tickets: https://t.co/yMK5wRF9Cj pic.twitter.com/9YUDXkspZF

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Tiger Woods Unveils New Short Course In Mexico

December 12, 2016:

Woods took to social media to show off The Oasis. It can be played as both a 12 hole par-3 course OR a three-hole course featuring a par 3, 4 and 5. Pretty cool, right?

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Anguiano Passes Q-School


December 11, 2016:

SCGA member Mark Anguiano finished within the Top 45 during the Final Stage of Q-School, and will be guaranteed entry into the first eight events of the 2017 Web.com Tour Regular Season.

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Beau Hossler earns first pro win


December 09, 2016:

Mission Viejo's Beau Hossler, who turned pro earlier this year, picked up his first professional win today. He earned the victory at the Adams Pro Tour's Cypresswood Open.

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When will we see Tiger Woods again?


December 06, 2016:

A parody account for Torrey Pines South Course is hoping for a reunion in January at the site of Tiger's miraculous 2008 U.S. Open victory.

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Two SoCal Women Earn LPGA Playing Cards

December 04, 2016:

Angel Yin (pictured) and Karen Chung survived Q-School and will be joining the LPGA Tour in 2017!

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Four SoCal Women in Final Stage of LPGA Q-School


November 29, 2016:

Brianna Do, Karen Chung, Grace Na and Angel Yin will embark on the sport's most grueling qualifying stage, with hopes of earning their LPGA playing cards.

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Torrey Pines’ North Course Redesign Unveiled


November 29, 2016:

Tom Weiskopf, with his renovation, or redesign, as he preferred to call it, set out to change the North Course perception as an afterthought. The results are fantastic.

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Three SoCal Players Announced As Walker Cup Practice Participants


November 28, 2016:

Current SCGA Amateur Champion Rico Hoey (USC), teammate Sean Crocker (USC) and Colin Morikawa (California) are three of the 16 individuals invited to be Walker Cup Practice Participants. Eventually the group will be whittled down to just 10. Both the practice session and Walker Cup will be held at SoCal's own Los Angeles CC on Sept. 9-10, 2017.

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Beau Hossler Making Pro Debut at Pebble Beach


November 16, 2016:

Less than six months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Beau Hossler will make his pro debut this week at the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Two SoCal Golf Stalwarts Join USGA Executive Committee


November 16, 2016:

Stephen Beebe (Citrus Club/PGA West & Quarry Golf Club) and William Siart (Los Angeles CC & Riviera CC) were nominated to join the 15-member USGA Executive Committee.

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Paul Levy Elected 40th President of the PGA of America


November 14, 2016:

SCGA member and Indian Wells resident Paul Levy was elected the 40th President of the PGA of America. A product of the Southern California PGA Section, he is the fourth person from the Section to ascend to PGA President, following Joe Novak (1949-1951), Pat Reilly (1989-1990) and Tom Addis III (1995-1996).

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Trojans win Fall Season Finale


November 09, 2016:

The No. 6 USC men's golf team defeated No. 8 Stanford in the match play final of the Gifford Collegiate on Wednesday afternoon, winning the contest on tiebreakers to capture its second title in a row at the Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course in Napa, Calif. SCGA Amateur Champ Rico Hoey, who finished the stroke play portion of the event at the top of the leaderboard, secured the victory with a tie in his final match.

17 SCGA Courses Receive National Recognition


November 08, 2016:

In the September 2016 issue of GOLF Magazine, 17 SCGA courses appear on the publication’s list of “Best Courses You Can Play in California.” No. 4 Torrey Pines (South), No. 5 Trump National LA, No. 8 PGA West (TPC Stadium), No. 9 Pelican Hill (Ocean South) and La Quinta Resort (Mountain) represented SoCal in the Top 10.

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Aaron Wise Earns First Career Top-10 Finish

November 06, 2016:

2015 SCGA Amateur runner-up Aaron Wise battled his way to a T-10 at the PGA TOUR's Shiners Open in Las Vegas. With the finish, Wise receives an exemption into next week's OHL Classic in Mexico.

Crocker and Hoey Lead Trojans To Cypress Point Classic Win


November 01, 2016:

Sean Crocker and Rico Hoey both won their matches 3.5-0.5 to lead the No. 12 USC men's golf team to a drumming of Georgia Tech in the championship match of Stanford's Cypress Point Classic in Pebble Beach.

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Andrea Lee named Pac-12 Golfer of the Month


October 31, 2016:

Andrea Lee, who won our inaugural Women's Southern California Championship back in 2015, was today named the recipient of the Pac-12's Golfer of the Month award. Her month included snagging her first collegiate win.

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Schauffele earns Top-5 finish


October 30, 2016:

In just his fourth PGA TOUR start, San Diego native Xander Schauffele earned a fifth-place finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

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Robynn Ree Wins Nanea Pac-12 Preview Title at 6-under


October 25, 2016:

SCGA member and USC sophomore Robynn Ree won her second collegiate title, outlasting a strong Pac-12 field in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Strong Field Set For Inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship


October 24, 2016:

The inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs get underway this week in Thousand Oaks. Some of the biggest names in golf history will descend upon Sherwood CC including World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Ian Woosnam.

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Brendan Steele Wins Safeway Open


October 17, 2016:

Steele, an Idyllwild native, shot a final-round 65 to rally for victory at the Safeway Open in Napa. It was his first win on TOUR since the 2011 Valero Texas Open.

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Max Homa Catches Lucky Break As Tiger Woods Withdraws


October 10, 2016:

Former FORE Magazine cover boy Max Homa was the first alternate for the season-opening event prior to Tiger Woods' withdrawal. He's now in the field this week in Napa, Calif., and sent Woods a heartfelt thanks after hearing the news.

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Collin Morikawa to tee it up at Safeway Open


October 10, 2016:

SCGA member Collin Morikawa received a sponsor exemption to join fellow member Aaron Wise at this week's Safeway Open in Napa, Calif.

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Xander Schauffele Earns PGA TOUR Card


October 04, 2016:

San Diego native Xander Schauffele performed well enough in the Web.com Tour Finals, locking up a PGA TOUR card heading into the Web.com Tour Championship. Check out this Q&A he did with pgatour.com.

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Golf Legends Pay Respect To ‘The King’


October 04, 2016:

Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson delivered the Ryder Cup to Arnold Palmer at his memorial service while Jim Nantz delivered a heartfelt eulogy.