California Amateur Cup Matches

Dec. 12-13, 2019 at La Quinta CC

The California Amateur Cup Matches, formerly known as the Seaver Cup, was created in 1998 at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as a biennial competition that brings together the best players from Northern and Southern California. The intra-state competition was named in the honor of Charles Seaver, one of the most successful and legendary golfers in California amateur golf lore.

Charlie Seaver is one of two amateur to hold the NCGA, SCGA, and California Amateur titles at the same time, accomplishing this feat in 1933-34 (the other being George Von Elm who pulled out the same feat in 1925). After graduating from Stanford University, Seaver was the shining example of amateur golf in California.

New in 2019, and in an effort to create more programming for women at the state level, the newly named California Amateur Cup Matches will feature men and women competing together.

SCGA Snaps Losing Streak In Triumphant Fashion

Photos Results

With the Golden State's bragging rights on the line, the SCGA snapped a four event losing streak as the cup will head south for the first time since 2008.

The SCGA pulled out to a lead on Thursday morning at La Quinta CC, earning 16.5 points to the NCGA’s 13.5 in Round 1 Four-Ball matches. The first two groups out for the SCGA posted vital points, as Kathy Kurata/Caryn Wilson and Jakeishya Le/Erica Wang combined to tally five points in their Four-Ball matches. Later on, Nick Geyer/Stewart Hagestad cashed in three full points for the eventual champs.

Needing to mount a epic comeback during the Singles matches, the NCGA battled hard but fell short as they tallied 28 singles points to the SCGA's 32. The final count score was 48.5 - 41.5 in favor of the SCGA.

The Cup utilizes a format similar to the Ryder Cup – three points are available for each match, one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine and one point for the overall match (any matches that are halved earn a 1/2 point).

The California Amateur Cup is a biennial competition that pits the best NCGA tournament players against the top SCGA players, and encourages year-long competition amongst tournament players, camaraderie and a friendly battle between regional golf associations.

Team NCGA

Holly Bare, Eva Monisteri, Domingo Jojola, Ian Dahl, Lynne Cowan, Karen Garcia, Jeff Britton, Mike Rowley, Bobby Bucey, Jason Melvin, Joy Robinson, Patricia Cornett, Jason Anthony, Garett Wagner, Tina Barker, Marianne Towersey, Casey Boyns, Jim Knoll, Brett Viboch, Matt Cohn

Team SCGA

Jakeishya Le, Erica Wang, Tim Hogarth, Stephen Hale, Whitney French, Gina Bamberger, John Mack, Don Dubois, Cody Hall, Damon Krause, Jamie Hoffmann, Kathy Kurata, Nick Geyer, Dan Sullivan, Caryn Wilson, Corey Weworski, Craig Davis, Jim Ream, Stewart Hagestad, Corby Segal

Past Winners

Year Winning Team Site
2019 SCGA La Quinta Country Club
2017 NCGA Rancho La Quinta Country Club
2015 NCGA
Rancho La Quinta Country Club
2013 NCGA Rancho La Quinta Country Club
2011 NCGA La Quinta Country Club
2008 SCGA PGA WEST
2006 TIE Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
2004 SCGA

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

2002 NCGA

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

2000 TIE

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

1998 SCGA

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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