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USC Men and Women Dominate Weekend in College Golf


October 22, 2018:

The USC men's and women's golf teams picked up victories on opposite sides of the country this weekend. Senior Justin Suh led the men's team to a come-from-behind victory at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. While the SCGA's own Alyaa Abdulghany finsihed 4th, leading the Trojans to a 15 shot wire-to-wire victory at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

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SCGA Members Top Haskins Award Watch List


October 15, 2018:

Halfway through college golf's fall season SCGA members Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) and Collin Morikawa (Cal) sit atop the watch list for the Fred Haskins Award, given annually to college golf's top performer. Notable former winners of the Haskins award include SCGA alumni: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Norman Xiong.

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Pepperdine Breaks Records en Route To Victory


October 09, 2018:

The Pepperdine Men's Golf Team fired a 22-under 262 in the final round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational to reach 52-under at Meadow Club good enough for a win, tournament record and school records for lowest 18 and 54-hole totals. The Waves were lead by Sophomore RJ Manke who became the first player in school history to shoot a 10-under 61 as well as SCGA Members: Roy Cootes and Clay Feagler who finished at par or better

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Theegala Suffers Possible Season Ending Injury


October 04, 2018:

SCGA Member Sahith Theegala's injured wrist has caused him to sit out Pepperdine's Fall golf season. Theegala is considering redshirting and returning to Pepperdine for a fifth year during the 2019-20 season, before turning professional.

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SCGA Members Help U.S. to Junior Ryder Cup Victory


September 26, 2018:

The U.S. team parlayed a dominant performance by its juniors into a one point victory at the Junior Ryder Cup. Team U.S.A., which includes SCGA members Rose Zhang and Ricky Castillo, held off a late European charge to win the cup 12 1/2 - 11 1/2, marking the team's sixth straight victory at the biennial competition.

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2016 U.S. Mid-Am Champ Looking To Add To Trophy Case


September 26, 2018:

Stewart Hagestad, a Big Canyon CC member, is hoping for a return trip to The Masters. Stewart has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship meaning he needs to win only two more matches to claim the championship. This would be Stewart's second U.S. Mid-Am championship and comes with an invitation to play The Masters.

Tiger Woods is BACK


September 24, 2018:

For the first time since 2013, our 1994 SCGA Amateur Champion has officially returned. To end an emotional roller coaster of a season, Tiger Woods finally wins his 80th PGA Tour title at the 2018 TOUR Championship.

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SCGA’s Wolff Dominating College Golf Season


September 17, 2018:

2018 NCAA National Champion Matthew Wolff has started off the new college golf season right where he left off, with two wins. After two events Wolff has a 67.2 scoring average, with his highest score being 70.

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SCGA Alumni Cruise Into Tour Championship


September 13, 2018:

Six former SCGA Members played their way into the Tour Championship. Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Aaron Wise and Rickie Fowler all secured spots at East Lake by finishing in the top 30 in the season long FedExCup standings.

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Jeff Wilson Makes USGA History


August 27, 2018:

Three-time SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion Jeff Wilson becomes the first to earn medalist honors at three separate USGA amateur events. This marks his first U.S. Senior Amateur medalist honor, he is also two-time U.S. Amateur medalist, and three-time U.S. Mid-Am medalist.

UCLA’s Bling Reaches U.S. Amateur Finals


August 20, 2018:

After finishing T-7 at the SCGA Amateur last month, UCLA sophomore Devon Bling took advantage of his first U.S. Amateur appearance by advancing to the final round at Pebble Beach, finishing runner-up to Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland. With a World Amateur Golf Ranking of 302, it was an incredible run by the Southern California product.

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Familiar Faces Advance to #USAmateur Match Play


August 15, 2018:

A ton of SCGA players advanced through stroke play and onto the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach. Familiar names include: Cameron Sisk, Caleb Ramirez, Devon Bling, Ryan Smith, Hide Yoshihara, William Mouw, Dan Erickson, Clay Feagler, Collin Morikawa and Stewart Hagestad. Taylor Wood and Joey Vrzich are in the epic 24 for 1 spot playoff.

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Rico Hoey Finishes T-9 at Web.com Event


August 06, 2018:

2016 SCGA Amateur Champion and USC alumni Rico Hoey carded a final round 64 to move up 29 positions and into the top-10 at the KC Golf Classic at Nicklaus GC at Lionsgate in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Schauffele Shines at The Open


July 24, 2018:

2014 California Amateur Champion Xander Schauffele tied for second at The Open Championship. Rounds of 71, 66 and 67 put him in the final group Sunday with Jordan Speith. His tie for second represents Xander's best finish in any Major.

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SCGA Junior Star Rose Zhang Earns U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Spot


July 17, 2018:

Rose Zhang earned one of the first two spots on the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, as Team USA looks for their sixth straight victory. The 2018 ANA Junior Inspiration Champion will join 11 other Americans at Disneyland Paris, Sept. 24-25, where they will compete against Team Europe.

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Hall-of-Famer Alcott Turns Back Clock at Senior Open


July 16, 2018:

SCGA Hall-of-Famer Amy Alcott turned back the clock at the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open. The five-time LPGA Major Champion carded three rounds in the 70s at Chicago Golf Club, placing her in a tie for 42nd Place.

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USA retains Palmer Cup, wins on foreign soil


July 09, 2018:

Southland standout Lilia Vu (UCLA,) former SCGA Women's Amateur champion Andrea Lee (Stanford) and four other California amateurs helped lead Team USA to victory at the Evian Resort Golf Club this weekend, finishing the tournament 38.5 to 21.2.This is the first time men and women have played as a team at the Palmer Cup. Notably, Justin Suh (San Jose) earned an exemption for the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup.

SoCal shines at U.S. Senior Open, Jeff Wilson takes low amateur


July 02, 2018:

Six SoCal amateurs were on this year's leaderboard at the U.S. Senior Open. Two SCGA Mid-Am Champions finished out the weekend - Jeff Wilson, low amateur, T31, and Robert Funk, 60th. Notably, Tim Hogarth made early headlines finishing round one in the top ten.

SCGA Team announced for Pacific Coast Am


June 26, 2018:

Sahith Theegala, Matthew Wolff, and Colin Morikawa (pictured) have been named to Team SCGA at the Pacific Coast Amateur, to be played at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on July 24-27. The Morse Cup Team Competition has been held every year since 1967 and is played concurrently with the Pacific Coast Amateur. Each Member association designates three players to compete for their Team during the tournament. Team SCGA is looking to win its third Morris Cup in a row.

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Hossler Skyrockets Up Leaderboard With Late Charge


June 26, 2018:

Two-time SCGA Amateur Champion Beau Hossler closed with a back nine 32 to shoot 66. Hossler's birdie-birdie finish moved him into a tie for second place, only three shots behind eventual champion Bubba Watson. Hossler looks to carry this momentum to TPC Potomac where he is teeing it up next week in Tiger Woods event.

Spotlight Shines on SCGA Alumni at Golf’s Toughest Test


June 18, 2018:

2014 California Amatuer champion Xander Schauffele led the way with a tie for sixth place. Rickie Fowler closed with a Sunday 65 and a tie for 20th place with Rancho Santa Fe native Charley Hoffman. 2011 SCGA Amatuer Champion Patrick Cantlay finished in a tie for 45th place. Meanwhile, World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson managed to garner much of an unwanted spotlight en route to a 48th place finish.

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SCGA Women’s Am Champs Help US Reclaim Curtis Cup


June 11, 2018:

USA breaks records this weekend to win the Curtis Cup 17-3. Helping the team to victory, three California players two - of which are former SCGA Women's Amateur Champs (Andrea Lee & Lilia Vu) - and 15-year-old Lucy Li, 2017 ANA Inspiration low amateur. We will see Lee and Vu at the 2018 Palmer Cup next month.

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SoCal Golfers Earn U.S. Open Bids


June 05, 2018:

Five Southern California golfers made it through U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying to punch their ticket to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Stewart Hagestad will be teeing it up in another USGA event as he made a 12-foot birdie putt on his 36th hole to avoid a playoff. Two former California Open Champions, Michael Block and David Gazzolo, will be in the field in New York as well. They will be joined by 2018 Standford graduate and Poway native Franklin Huang. Recent PGA TOUR winner Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore holed a 25-foot birdie putt in an 11-for-3 playoff to earn his spot in the field.

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Escondido Native Haley Moore Clinches National Title for Arizona Wildcats


May 24, 2018:

Pasqual High School graduate and University of Arizona junior Haley Moore won the final match of the NCAA Womens' Match Play Championship against Lakareber Abe of Alabama in 19 holes to secure the NCAA title for the Wildcats. Haley finished T56 in stroke play as Arizona narrowly advanced to the match play portion of the championship by winning a two-hole team playoff against Baylor to secure the eighth seed. The script flipped once match play came around as Haley was undefeated, 3-0, leading the Wildcats to their third NCAA title in women's golf.

Wise Guy: Former SCGA Amateur Runner-Up Aaron Wise Wins 1st TOUR Event


May 21, 2018:

Former SCGA member and SCGA Amateur runner-up Aaron Wise, 21, won his first PGA TOUR event over the weekend, capturing the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. He's the second-youngest player to ever win the Byron Nelson, only behind Tiger Woods, and took home $1.4 million for his troubles. Two weeks prior, Wise finished tied for second in the Wells Fargo Championship, two shots behind winner Jason Day. On Sunday, May 20, however, the former University of Oregon standout pulled away for a three-shot victory over Marc Leishman. Wise is averaging 303.7 yards off the tee this season, which ranks 31st on TOUR. Wise also ranks 14th in birdie average at 4.12. It appears big things are on the horizon.

Canyon Lake Native Norman Xiong Earns Medalist Honors at NCAA Pacific Regional


May 16, 2018:

University of Oregon sophomore Norman Xiong had another impressive showing this week in the NCAA Pacific Regional at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, California, tallying his 6th individual title of the spring. Xiong posted scores of 68-67-66 to finish at -15, earning a 1-stroke victory over Stanford's Brandon Wu. His final round -6, 66 led the Ducks in a final day charge to make the five-team cut and qualify for the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek GC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Tiger Woods Regains Form With Saturday 65 at THE PLAYERS Championship


May 14, 2018:

Tiger Woods just barely made the cut at THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass this weekend after finishing the second round at 1-under par, right on the cut line. Once the weekend rolled around, Tiger was really able to get things going as he posted rounds of 7-under, 65 on Saturday and 3-under, 69 on Sunday to work his way up on the leaderboard to a T11 finish at 11-under par. The Saturday round of 65 was his best round ever at THE PLAYERS Championship and has him feeling like he is "not that far off from winning."

Xander Schauffele Makes Sunday Push to Finish THE PLAYERS Championship in a Tie for Second


May 14, 2018:

FORE Magazine Winter 2018 cover boy and San Diego's own, Xander Schauffele shot a 5-under par 67 on Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish in a tie for second place at 14-under par. Xander was steady all weekend, shooting under-par all four days, but was able to really turn it on on Sunday as he was able to hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation and did not miss a put within 10 feet.

Former SCGA Women’s Amateur Champ Leads Stanford to NCAA Regional Title


May 10, 2018:

Former two-time SCGA Women's Amateur champion Andrea Lee helped the Stanford University women's golf team capture the San Francisco Regional title on Wednesday, giving the Cardinal an eighth-straight berth into the NCAA Championships.

Lee (66-74-73), who found herself alone in the lead at the turn during the final round of the regional, tied for eighth despite going 3-under through Wednesday's front nine. It was her eighth top-10 finish this season. Lee, who won the first-ever SCGA Women's Amateur crown in 2015, and then captured the championship again last year, was 3-under for the San Francisco regional tournament.

Stanford posted a third-round best 6-under 282 at TPC Harding Park. It was Stanford's third straight NCAA Regional victory and first win on the season.

“Next Big Thing” Norman Xiong receives exemption to PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship in Reno


May 07, 2018:

Former CIF/SCGA regional champion and California high school state champion Norman Xiong, a rising young star and sophomore on the University of Oregon men's golf team, has been invited to play in the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship this summer in Reno, Nevada, receiving the first exemption of the 2018 tournament, which will be held Aug. 2-5 at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Xiong, of Canyon Lake, is coming off a record-setting season that included three consecutive and five total tournament victories. He's on the watch list for the Haskins Award presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate golfer. He joins a list of previous exempt Reno participants, including current Masters champion Patrick Reed in 2012, Jon Rahm in 2016, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Luke Donald.

Last month, Xiong was called golf's "next big thing" in a Golf Channel story. The Ducks sophomore continues to rise through the ranks.

United States Curtis Cup team spends time at NY’s Quaker Ridge — site of future Match


May 02, 2018:

In preparation for June's Curtis Cup Match in New York, the United States team — including former SCGA Women's Amateur champions Andrea Lee and Lilia Vu — recently spent some time together at Quaker Ridge GC, the home of next month's match.

UCLA wins Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship; Vu finishes runner-up


April 25, 2018:

The top-ranked and defending Pac-12 champion UCLA women's golf team made it back-to-back titles on April 24 at the Broadmoor Golf Club, winning by 12 strokes. UCLA freshman Patty Tavatanakit defeated junior teammate Lilia Vu (former SCGA Women's Amateur champion) in a playoff to take home medalist honors. Vu finished Pac-12 individual runner-up and will appear in the NCAA Championship in May.

Murrieta’s Inbee Park back atop Rolex World Rankings after LA Open


April 23, 2018:

Murrieta resident Inbee Park came up just a couple shots short in the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open over the weekend at Wilshire CC, but that didn't stop the LPGA Hall of Famer from moving up the charts. With her runner-up finish in the LA Open, Park took over the No. 1 spot in the Rolex World Rankings for the fourth time in her career. Park, a South Korean superstar on the pro tour, replaced Shanshan Feng of China, who took over the top spot in November. Feng fell to No. 2, with Lexi Thompson going to No. 3.

SCGA Junior Member Cameron Sisk Shoots a 59 at Steele Canyon GC


April 16, 2018:

Five days after posting a 64 in the Final Round of the Ping Heather Farr Classic in Mesa, AZ and just two days after his 18th birthday, Cameron Sisk shot an amazing -12, 59 from the tips on the Canyon and Ranch courses at Steele Canyon GC. Cameron is currently finishing up his senior year at Valhalla High School and is committed to play his collegiate golf at Arizona State University.

Norman Xiong Makes it Three Straight at the Western Intercollegiate


April 10, 2018:

Oregon Duck and Canyon Lake, Calif. native Norman Xiong won the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club this weekend for his third consecutive victory. Norman birdied the third playoff hole to edge out fellow Southern California native Collin Morikawa for medalist honors. With the victory Norman became the University of Oregon career-leader in victories with six and also set the single-season record for victories with five. The Ducks' next tournament will be the PAC-12 Championships at Rolling Hills CC from Apr. 23-25.

Rickie Fowler “Ready to Go Win a Major”


April 09, 2018:

Murrieta native Rickie Fowler (-14) settled for a runner-up finish in the 2018 Masters on Sunday — the third second-place result in a major tournament during his career. Despite falling one shot short of champion Patrick Reed, Fowler said his performance at Augusta National was a preview of things to come and that he's "ready to go win a major." Fowler now has eight top-five finishes in majors, as well.

Beau Hossler Finishes Runner-Up at Houston Open


April 02, 2018:

Two-time SCGA Amateur champion Beau Hossler finished runner-up at the Houston Open after falling in a playoff to Ian Poulter. Hossler nearly drained a long birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to win. The second place finish is his best-ever finish on the PGA TOUR.

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Norman Xiong Brings In Two Wins in One Week


April 01, 2018:

University of Oregon sophomore and Canyon Lake native Norman Xiong won both the Duck Invitational (-11, 202) at Eugene CC and The Goodwin (-15, 198) at TPC Harding Park this week. With his victory at The Goodwin, Norman set a new record for wins in a season at the University of Oregon with four while also tying the school record for career wins with his fifth career victory as a Duck.

Collin Morikawa of La Cañada Flintridge also had a strong showing as he finished in a tie for fifth place at 6 under-par, helping his Cal Bears to a second place team finish.

Rose Zhang Makes Cut at ANA Inspiration


March 30, 2018:

Rose Zhang adds to the list of ANA Junior winners. Following in the footsteps of Alison Lee, Angel Yin and Lilia Vu, Zhang successfully made the cut at the season's first major championship.

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Rose Zhang Punches Ticket to First LPGA Tournament With ANA Junior Inspiration Win


March 27, 2018:

Rose Zhang (2021) of Irvine won the 2018 ANA Junior Inspiration, her first ever AJGA Invitational win, this weekend at Mission Hills CC to qualify for the LPGA's first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration. Rose birdied the final hole to post a final round 69 which was enough to edge out a win by one stroke over second-round leader Ashley Menne of Surprise, Arizona. The ANA Inspiration will tee off Thursday, Mar. 29 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills CC.

Southern California Natives Named to 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup Teams


March 20, 2018:

Five Southern California locals were named to represent the United States at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a Ryder Cup-style competition, which will be played July 6-8 at Evian Resort Golf Club. The two women representatives are UCLA's Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley and Stanford's Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach. Representing the men are Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine and Chino Hills, Oklahoma State's Matthew Wolff of Westlake, and making his second appearance in the event, Collin Morikawa of California Berkeley and La Cañada Flintridge.

Lilia Vu Claims Her Fourth Win in a Row


March 07, 2018:

2016 SCGA Women's Amateur Champion and junior at UCLA, Lilia Vu won her fourth straight tournament in a row at the Wildcat Invitational, leading the Bruins to their fifth win of the season. This is the second time she has won four straight events as a collegiate, which had never been done at UCLA before, and also marks her eighth collegiate victory, another UCLA record. Lilia will look to continue her momentum at the ANA Inspiration which will be held at Mission Hills CC beginning Mar. 29.

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Lefty Gets Back On Top in Mexico

March 05, 2018:

San Diego native Phil Mickelson earned his 43rd career PGA TOUR victory this weekend at the World Golf Championships - Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City. Phil used a consistent weekend, which he shot all four rounds in the sixties, to hold off a strong weekend push from Justin Thomas, who set a new course record with a round of 62 on Saturday and a 64 on Sunday, which included a spectacular eagle hole out on the 72nd hole to force a sudden victory playoff. Phil would go on to win on the first hole of the playoff, making a par on the Par 3 17th hole.

12 SCGA Juniors Highlight the Field for ANA Junior Inspiration

March 01, 2018:

The ANA Junior Inspiration just announced its field of 48 of the most talented junior golfers from around the world who will compete with the hopes of earning an exemption into the LPGA's first major championship of the season, the ANA Inspiration. Of those 48 golfers, 12 are current or former SCGA Junior members: Amari Avery, Hailey Borja, Zoe Antoinette Campos, Brianna Chacon, Alexa Melton, Brianna Navarrosa, Calista Reyes, Brooke Seay, Kailie Vongsaga, Elizabeth Wang, Nicole Whiston, and Rose Zhang. The ANA Junior Inspiration will take place from March 22-25 and will be played on Mission Hills CC's Dinah Shore Tournament and Pete Dye Challenge Courses.

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UCLA Standout Lilia Vu Invited to LPGA’s ANA Inspiration


February 28, 2018:

Fountain Valley native and 2016 SCGA Women's Amateur Champion Lilia Vu has been invited to play in the 2018 ANA Inspiration. The second ranked amateur by the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking and reigning Pac-12 Women's Champion, Vu will be making her first start on the LPGA Tour since qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Women's Open. The tournament is hosted at Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage, CA the week of Mar. 26 - Apr. 1.

Former USC Trojan Jamie Lovemark Earns Seventh Place Finish at The Honda Classic


February 26, 2018:

Torrey Pines graduate, Jamie Lovemark used a strong start at the Honda Classic this weekend to finish with a total score of 3 under-par, good for sole possession of seventh place. This is already Jamie's second top-10 finish of the season; he will take a week off before looking to continue to build on this momentum at the Valspar Championship beginning on Mar. 8.

Local Duo Post Top-10 Finishes at Genesis Open


February 20, 2018:

The Genesis Open at Riviera CC featured a number of Southern California natives, but two young-guns in Patrick Cantlay (T4) and Xander Schauffele (T9) rose above the rest on their way to Top-10 finishes. Both Cantlay and Schauffele will make their next start at the World Golf Championships - Mexico Championship which tees off Thurs., Mar. 1.

Sean Crocker Makes Quarterfinals of the World Super 6 in Australia


February 14, 2018:

Westlake Village native and former USC Trojan, Sean Crocker finished the 54-hole stroke play portion of the tournament in a tie for second place to qualify him for the final day of six-hole knockout match play to determine the winner. Crocker won his opening match of the match play format, but lost in the quarter final to eventual champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

Top Collegiate Golfers Take On Riviera


February 12, 2018:

The 2018 Genesis Open kicks off tournament week with its Collegiate Showcase, which teams PGA TOUR professionals with current collegiate stars including SCGA alumni Spencer Soosman, a Longhorns sophomore by way of Westlake Village who led Westlake HS to become the first high school to win consecutive CIF State Team championships in 2014 and 2015.

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Genesis Open Monday Qualifier To Be Held at Industry Hills GC


February 12, 2018:

Tons of notable names are vying for a spot in the Genesis Open via the Monday qualifier at Industry Hills GC. SCGA Amateur Champions Rico Hoey and Bhavik Patel, FORE Magazine cover boy Max Homa and SCGA Junior star Ricky Castillo are all in the field. Follow along with live scoring below!

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Patrick Cantlay Holes an Ace in the First Round of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am


February 08, 2018:

Patrick Cantlay, of Servite High School and UCLA, made a hole-in-one on the 11th hole at Monterey Peninsula C.C., just his second hole of the tournament at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Cantlay is in the hunt for his second win of the season in just his fifth start.

Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala Dominates the Field at The Waves Challenge


January 31, 2018:

Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine University finished the Waves Challenge at Saticoy C.C. at 11-under par, 16 shots clear of his next competitor. Theegala's performance led the Waves to their first win of the season with a comfortable margin of 37 shots over second-place UC Santa Barbara.

Beau Hossler to Play Waste Management Phoenix Open


January 30, 2018:

Southern California native Beau Hossler has officially been added to the field of the Waste Management Phoenix Open as the first alternate.

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SoCal Golf Trio Paired for Farmers Insurance Open


January 24, 2018:
  • Southern California locals Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, and Patrick Cantlay are set to tee off together for the opening rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open.
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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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