California Amateur Cup Matches

Dec. 14-15, 2021 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.

Championship Info

SCGA Wins Cup Matches for Second Straight Year

Photos Results

The California Amateur Cup Match trophy is staying down in SoCal. A day after taking a commanding 22-8 lead in Four-Ball play, the SCGA won in Singles play, 34.5-25.5, to wrap up the 2021 event at La Quinta with a convincing 56.5-33.5 victory.

The SCGA was fueled in part by three points wins by Stephanie Tran, Cullen Brasfield and Torey Edwards. The NCGA’s only player to sweep their match was Marc Engelenner. NCGA champion Bobby Bucey tallied 2.5 points.

Prior to the 2019 event, the NCGA had reeled off four straight wins in the event. The SCGA has now won each of the last two events.

The California Amateur Cup Matches were originally 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 winning team receives the Seaver Cup, which is named in honor of NCGA Hall of Famer Charles Seaver.

Each team is comprised of 20 players: 12 males (four Seniors and eight non-Seniors) and eight females. Participating players are selected by NCGA and SCGA members of the California Golf Association board with consideration to Player of the Year Standings in both the NCGA and SCGA. The 2019 championship marked the debut of females in the event.

TEAM SCGA

Cullen Brasfield, Mary Budke, Greg Cesario, Leanne Craig, Craig Davis, Torey Edwards, Robert Funk, Stewart Hagestad, Stephen Hale, Shelly Haywood, Satchel Herrmann, Kathy Kurata, Tongun LoSarah, AiLam Newkirk, Jennifer Peng, Jim Plotkin, Colette Rosenberg, Dan Sullivan, Stephanie Tran, Ryan Wilkins

TEAM NCGA

Eden Anderson, Tina Barker, Casey Boyns, Bobby Bucey, Jeff Burda, Matt Cohn, Lynne Cowan, Marc Engellenner, Karen Garcia, Lauren Gebauer, Domingo Jojola, Sally Krueger, Amol Mahal, Christopher Miller, Mark Morgan, Nick Moore, Lara Tennant, Brett Viboch, Garrett Wagner, Kelly Wilson

December 14, 2021

After a long drought, the SCGA is poised to make it two in a row. Playing at La Quinta, the SCGA took a commanding lead in Tuesday’s opening round of the biennial California Amateur Cup Matches, at La Quinta, outscoring the NCGA 22-8 in Four-Ball play.

Scoring nine points for the SCGA were the tandems of Tongun LoSarah and Dan Sullivan, Satchel Herrmann and Ryan Wilkins and Leanne Craig and Jennifer Peng. All three teams swept their respective matches. 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). Play consists of 36 holes, with 18 holes of Four-Ball Match Play on day one, and 18 holes of Singles Match Play on day two.

Getting some points on the board for the NCGA were the teams of NCGA Hall of Famer Sally Krueger and three-time defending U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion Lara Tennant, Amol Mahal and Garrett Wagner and NCGA Hall of Famer Casey Boyns and two-time NCGA Super Senior Player of the Year Jeff Burda. Each of the three teams would tally 1.5 points.

Prior to their win in 2019, the SCGA hadn’t won the biennial event since 2007.

The California Amateur Cup Matches were originally 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 winning team receives the Seaver Cup, which is named in honor of NCGA Hall of Famer Charles Seaver.

Each team is comprised of 20 players: 12 males (four Seniors and eight non-Seniors) and eight females. Participating players are selected by NCGA and SCGA members of the California Golf Association board with consideration to Player of the Year Standings in both the NCGA and SCGA. The 2019 championship marked the debut of females in the event.

Recap courtesy of NCGA

Past Winners

Year Winning Team Site
2021 SCGA La Quinta Country Club
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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