California Amateur Championship

June 16-21, 2014 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

The SCGA conducts both qualifying and championship play for the California Golf Association. The CGA is a joint association of both the Southern California and Northern California Golf Association staffs and Board Members. Players may compete in the California State Amateur or CGA Senior Amateur Championships as determined by their age and current index.

Exemptions Player Handbook Pairings/Results Round 1 Results

Xander Schauffele wins 103rd California Amateur

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Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. That was the story of Xander Schauffele's amateur golf career the past few years, as the San Diego State rising senior has arguably been the most dominant Southern Californian amateur golfer but had yet to put his name on a trophy. His resume was as follows:

• 2012 SCGA Amateur Champion Runner-Up

• 2013 California Amateur Champion Medalist

• 2013 SCGA Amateur Champion Runner-Up

• 2013 U.S. Amateur - Rd. of 16

But that all changed Saturday, when Schauffele finally earned what he had long deserved. In a final match that will go down as one of the best in California Amateur Championship history, Schauffele edged Beau Hossler 2 up in a 36-hole affair to earn the Championship's 103rd title.

"I'm really excited right now," said Schauffele. "I really feel like I earned this one."

And that he did. After a somewhat average first 18 holes of play, which left Schauffele 1 up, he and Hossler put on one of the finest displays of golf you'll ever see. Matching each other shot for shot on Omni La Costa Resort & Spa's Champions Course, the two collegiate stars played the first 17 holes of the afternoon round in 7-under-par... each. Schauffele would finish his final round with an 8-under-par 64.

"We were both playing so well, it just felt like we were matching each other shot for shot," said Schauffele.

And they were. For the first 24 holes of the match, no one had more than a 1 up lead. In fact, Schauffele didn't hold a lead until the 18th hole of the match, but it was one he never relinquished.

After playing a marathon 43 holes the day before, with both his quarterfinal and semifinals matches going into extra holes, Hossler nearly pushed the final to extra holes as well. Down two holes to Schauffele with seven holes to play, it looked like the title may have been decided when Hossler missed the green on the par 3, 12th hole (30th hole of the match). Schauffele had a birdie putt, while Hossler found himself with a tough chip shot attempt. With his group of about 35 fans surrounding him, Hossler nailed the chip shot, bringing the match to within one and putting the pressure back on Schauffele.

But Hossler wasn't done. On the par 3, 16th hole, he canned a 25-footer from the fringe to earn his seventh birdie of the round. With Hossler's fans exploding in cheer, Schauffele needed to remain focused on his own eight-footer or the match would be all square. With the air still buzzing from Hossler's incredible make, Schauffele looked cool, calm and collected as he matched Hossler's birdie with one of his own. Hossler would have one more attempt to tie the match on its 35th hole, but his birdie putt missed just wide of the cup. Schauffele would win the final hole after Hossler's tee shot found water.

"I was just trying to remain focused on each shot," said Schauffele. "Some of the people following me started to get a little too pumped up when Beau's tee shot went in the water on 18, congratulating me and stuff, but I didn't want to get too ahead of himself."

When the two competitors reached the green and Hossler conceded the hole, Schauffele finally smiled, with 20 of his closest friends and family waiting in line to give him a hug.

For Schauffele, the California Amateur win represents the biggest title in his young career, and one well earned. The California Amateur began with a field of 156-players who went through two days of stroke play on both the Champions and Legends Courses, before the top 32 qualified for match play. The two finalists played eight rounds of golf in the event's six-day stretch. With the win, Schauffele's name joins a trophy that already lists winners Jason Gore, Charlie Wi, Mark O'Meara, John Cook and Ken Venturi.

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Past Winners

Year Winner Medalist Team Site
2014 Xander Schauffele Jason Anthony Southern California Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2013 Cory McElyea Corey Pereira and Xander Schauffele Northern California Monterey Peninsula GC
2012 Kevin Marsh Bhavik Patel Southern California La Cumbre CC
2011 Bhavik Patel Philip Chian Northern California The Olympic Club
2010 Scott Travers Scott Almquist
Kevin Fitzgerald
Southern California

Rancho Santa Fe GC and La Jolla GC

2009 Geoff Gonzalez Geoff Gonzalez Southern California Lake Merced GC
2008 Nick Delio Matt Hoffenbers
Alex Kim
Scott McGihon
Northern California Lakeside GC and Oakmont CC
2007 Josh Anderson Blake Trimble Southern California Monterey Peninsula CC
2006 Jordan Nasser Steve Woods Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2005 Don DuBois Jordan Cox Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2004 Spencer Levin Mark Sear Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2003 Patrick Nagle Roy Moon Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2002 Eddie Heinen Don DuBois Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2001 Darryl Donovan Jeff Wilson Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
2000 Nick Jones James Stewart
Todd Miller
Southern California Bayonet and Blackhorse GC
1999 Tim Hogarth Ed Cuff, Jr.
Steve Conway
Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1998 Ed Cuff, Jr. Craig Steinberg Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1997 Jason Gore Tim Hogarth Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1996 Mark Johnson Jeff Gilchrist Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1995 Jeff Sanday Mark Johnson Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1994 Steve Woods Steve Woods Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1993 Casey Boyns Gary Vanier Northern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1992 Todd Demsey Harry Rudolph, III Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1991 Harry Rudolph III Sandy Galbraith Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1990 Charlie Wi Mark Johnson
Paul Stankowski
Southern California Pebble Beach Golf Links
1989 Casey Boyns Jerry Michaels Pebble Beach Golf Links
1988 Don Parsons Aaron Meeks Pebble Beach Golf Links
1987 Mike Springer Bob Lasken
Tim Loustalot
Steve Bogan
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1986 Terrence Miskell Dana Banke Pebble Beach Golf Links
1985 Sam Randolph Sam Randolph Pebble Beach Golf Links
1984 Duffy Waldorf Duffy Waldorf Pebble Beach Golf Links
1983 Kris Moe Gregg Twiggs Pebble Beach Golf Links
1982 Gary Vanier Corey Pavin Pebble Beach Golf Links
1981 Joe Tamburino Mike Barnblatt Pebble Beach Golf Links
1980 Bobby Clampett Bobby Clampett Pebble Beach Golf Links
1979 Mark O’Meara Lennie Clements Pebble Beach Golf Links
1978 Bobby Clampett Don Levin Pebble Beach Golf Links
1977 Lee Mikles Tom Culligan Pebble Beach Golf Links
1976 Mike Brannan Scott Simpson Pebble Beach Golf Links
1975 John Cook C. Richardson
Curtis Worley
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1974 Curtis Worley Craig Stadler Pebble Beach Golf Links
1973 Mike Brannan Mike Brannan Pebble Beach Golf Links
1972 Mac Hunter Mark Pfeil Pebble Beach Golf Links
1971 Doug Nelson Sandy Galbraith Pebble Beach Golf Links
1970 Bob Risch Tom Smith Pebble Beach Golf Links
1969 Forrest Fezler Ted Lyford Pebble Beach Golf Links
1968 Johnny Miller Les Peterson Pebble Beach Golf Links
1967 Bob E. Smith Arne Dokka Pebble Beach Golf Links
1966 Bob Eastwood Bob Eastwood
Cesar Sanudo
Jack Bariteau
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1965 Vern Callison Dr. Art Butler Pebble Beach Golf Links
1964 Steve Opperman Ron Cerrudo Pebble Beach Golf Links
1963 Dr. Paul Travis Peter Choate Pebble Beach Golf Links
1962 Dick Lotz John Lotz Pebble Beach Golf Links
1961 John Richardson No qualifying Pebble Beach Golf Links
1960 Larry Bouchey Dr. Art Butler Pebble Beach Golf Links
1959 Vern Callison Dan Morgan
Bob Roos
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1958 Eli Bariteau Dan Morgan Pebble Beach Golf Links
1957 Tal Smith Dr. William O’Neal Pebble Beach Golf Links
1956 Ken Venturi Bob Silvestri
Ken Venturi
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1955 Dr. Frank Taylor Tom Draper Pebble Beach Golf Links
1954 Dr. Frank Taylor Dr. William O’Neal Pebble Beach Golf Links
1953 Gene Littler Ken Venturi Pebble Beach Golf Links
1952 Bob Silvestri Gene Littler Pebble Beach Golf Links
1951 Ken Venturi Bud Holscher Pebble Beach Golf Links
1950 Bob Gardner Fred Jordan Pebble Beach Golf Links
1949 Mac Hunter Gene Littler
Tal Smith
John Dawson
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1948 Eli Bariteau Russell York
Bob Silvestri
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1947 Bob Gardner Morgan Fottrell Pebble Beach Golf Links
1946 Bruce McCormick Eli Bariteau Pebble Beach Golf Links
1945 Bruce McCormick John Dawson Pebble Beach Golf Links
1944 Ernie Pieper, Jr. Bob Rosburg Pebble Beach Golf Links
1943 Elmer Cites Henry Suico Pebble Beach Golf Links
1942 John Dawson Bud Brownell Pebble Beach Golf Links
1941 Ernie Pieper, Jr. Ralph Lomelli Pebble Beach Golf Links
1940 Ed Monaghan Rennie Kelly Pebble Beach Golf Links
1939 Jack Gage Roger Kelly Pebble Beach Golf Links
1938 Roger Kelly Roger Kelly Pebble Beach Golf Links
1937 Roger Kelly Ernest Combs
Frank Hixon
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1936 Mat Palacio, Jr. Roger Kelly Pebble Beach Golf Links
1935 Jack Gaines Ernie Pieper Jr. Pebble Beach Golf Links
1934 Stuart Hawley John Robbins
Jack Nounman
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1933 Charles Seaver No qualifying Pebble Beach Golf Links
1932 Neil White No qualifying Pebble Beach Golf Links
1931 David Martin No qualifying Pebble Beach Golf Links
1930 Francis I’i Brown Lawson Little Pebble Beach Golf Links
1929 Jack F. Neville J.J. McHugh
Fay Coleman
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1928 J.J. McHugh Jack Gaines Pebble Beach Golf Links
1927 J.J. McHugh George Von Elm Pebble Beach Golf Links
1926 H. Chandler Egan Donald Moe
Oswald Carlton
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1925 George Von Elm H. Chandler Egan Pebble Beach Golf Links
1924 Capt. A. Bullock-Webster Frank Godchaux Pebble Beach Golf Links
1923 J.J. McHugh Willie Hunter Pebble Beach Golf Links
1922 Jack F. Neville E.S. Armstrong Pebble Beach Golf Links
1921 Dr. Paul Hunter Paul Hunter Pebble Beach Golf Links
1920 Dr. Paul Hunter Robert Hunter Pebble Beach Golf Links
1919 Jack F. Neville Douglas Grant Pebble Beach Golf Links
1918 Douglas Grant No qualifying Del Monte GC
1917 Chas H. Walter Douglas Grant Del Monte GC
1916 Larry Cowing No qualifying Del Monte GC
1915 E.S. Armstrong Heine Schmidt Del Monte GC
1914 H.K.B. Davis No qualifying Del Monte GC
1913 Jack F. Neville No qualifying Del Monte GC
1912 Jack F. Neville No qualifying Del Monte GC

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