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SCGA Public Links Championship

May 3-4, 2019, at Recreation Park GC/El Dorado Park GC

The SCGA Public Links Championship is formerly the PLGA Amateur Championship, which started in 1968. This Championship is open to amateurs who are members of the SCGA and belong to a public or affiliate golf club with a current Handicap Index of 5.4 or below at the time of registration. Players who are listed on a private or semi-private club’s roster must also be listed on a public or affiliate roster to be eligible. The Championship is conducted over 36 holes of individual stroke play.

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Myoung Kim Wins 2019 Public Links Championship

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Amongst the sounds of baseball parents rooting for their kids at the park by No. 4 fairway and loved ones cheering for newlyweds at a reception alongside the SCGA scoring tent, it was a true celebration of public golf at the 52nd Public Links Championship held at Recreation Park GC and Eldorado Park GC.

“I never thought I was going to make the playoff, let alone win the entire Championship,” said Myoung Kim, 2019 Public Links Champion.

Kim fell into a sudden-death playoff with Scott Blair of Irvine, and it wasn't until No. 5 when Kim was able to come out on top. The duo played flawless golf until the final playoff hole, when Blair flared it into the fourth fairway, but Kim was left with a fairway bunker shot. Kim hit a stunning shot out of the sand, with a long putt for birdie. Blair had some trouble around the greens, leaving Kim with the opportunity to three-putt for the win.

Eldorado Park GC did not make the final round easy, with consistent, cool breezes throughout the track and misleading greens leaving most players scratching their heads at one point throughout the day.

“The wind in the afternoon made it tough out here, but my driving was on point all weekend so that helped out a lot,” Kim said.

Fresh off of winning conference with Orange Coast College, he’s looking to keep the momentum going.

“I’m exhausted, but I gotta keep going, I have another tournament this week. I would say that a win like this is definitely good momentum,” Kim said.

Past Winners

Year Winner Venue
2019 Myoung Kim
Recreation Park GC/Eldorado Park GC
2018 Brandon Gama River Ridge GC
2017 Brandon Mai
Brookside GC
2016 Nick Geyer
Brookside GC
2015 Sean Birren
Brookside GC
2014 Jeff Coburn
River Ridge GC
2013 Jeff Coburn
Brookside GC
2012 Dan Sullivan Brookside GC
2011 Tim Hogarth Brookside GC
2010 Andrew Kramer Los Serranos GC
2009 Ed Susolik La Mirada GC
2008 Dan Sullivan Brookside GC
2007 Tye Alexander Chester Washington GC
2006 Tye Alexander Chester Washington GC
2005 Keith Kinsel Brookside GC
2004 Patrick Carrigan Santa Anita GC
2003 Iain Macdonald Jurupa Hills GC
2002 Travis Johnson Skylinks GC
2001 Patrick Carrigan Los Serranos GC
2000 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1999 Tim Hogarth Southern Counties GC
1998 Tim Hogarth Hastings Ranch GC
1997 Ron Quick Victoria GC
1996 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1995 Jim Lundstrom Knollwood GC
1994 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1993 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1992 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1991 Robert Valerio Skylinks GC
1990 Jim Lundstrom Sepulveda GC
1989 Tony Chieffo Sepulveda GC
1988 Craig Steinberg Sepulveda GC
1987 Ray Vanyo Sepulveda GC
1986 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1985 Greg Bruckner Alondra Park GC
1984 Tom Stankowski Sepulveda GC
1983 Ray Vanyo Sepulveda GC
1982 Vick Wilk Sepulveda GC
1981 Corey Pavin Sepulveda GC
1980 Craig Steinberg Sepulveda GC
1979 Chuck Wallace Recreation Park GC
1978 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1977 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1976 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1975 Roger Fagan Western GC
1974 Don Rindfleisch Recreation Park GC
1973 Gary Singer Fairmont GC
1972 Dick Mortenson Skylinks GC
1971 Tony Perrara Recreation Park GC
1970 Bob Risch Alondra Park GC
1969 Bob Henry Western GC
1968 Willard Bryan El Dorado Park GC


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