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Amateur Net Championship

Apr. 4-5, 2016 at Industry Hills GC

This event started in 1993 in order to give all members an opportunity to compete in a major association tournament regardless of his/her handicap index level. Competitors compete over 18 holes of qualifying net stroke play to move on to the championship. A total of 180 players will qualify for the 36-hole Championship. The field is divided into flights of different handicap levels.

Player Info Qualifying Results Results

2016 Event Recap

Photos Results

What started with more than 780 hopefuls ended with four champions, as the 2016 SCGA Amateur Net Championship concluded at Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms Resort. Both the Ike and Babe courses were used for the two-day tournament, hosting 180 players who had already made it through 18 holes of qualifying to earn a spot in the SCGA's premier net championship. The championship field is divided into four flights of different handicap levels.

Bobby Jones Flight

Jeffrey Brown of Tustin Ranch GC, playing in his third SCGA Amateur Net Championship, earned his first victory, shooting net rounds of 68 and 74 to win by two strokes.

"Yesterday I played really well, and today I just held on," said Brown, a stainless steel salesman who lives in Irvine. "I played well on the front today, and then started thinking about possibly winning, which is not the thing to do."

Brown's two-day total of 1-under par 142 was his second Top-5 finish in the Championship, having placed fifth in 2013 at The Alisal.

Greg Alfie of Chameleon Golf came in second place, with a two-day total of 1-over par 144, and Edward Fernandes of Porter Valley CC earned third, one stroke behind.

Jack Nicklaus Flight

The Jack Nicklaus Flight, where competitors played the Babe Course Monday followed by the Ike Course Tuesday, was won by Derek Holland of Black Gold GC.

"I got lucky when I needed to," said Holland. "I scrambled really well both days. I didn't hit the ball straight at all, but I was able to make it work."

Holland, a personal injury lawyer from Yorba Linda, qualified at Navy GC for the Championship for the first time. He managed to shoot net rounds of 71 and 72 to earn the 3-stroke win at even par 143.

Following behind Holland was Sau Kwong Tan, Kyle Carmona and Harry Bobbitt, who all finished at 3-over par 146 after two days of play. Using the USGA-suggested tiebreak method of a card-off, using the player's back nine scores from Round 2, Tan was awarded second place, Carmona third and Bobbitt fourth.

Arnold Palmer Flight

Angelo Cofino of the SCGA eClub earned his second-straight win in his flight, having also won in 2015. Cofino, who's first win at the SCGA Amateur Net was in 2003, had to wait 12 years in between his first two victories between 2003-2015, but just 12 months this time around.

"I had no three-putts all tournament, so that was a big help," said Cofino. "I was able to get up and down and that did it for me."

Cofino, a frequent SCGA One-Day Series competitor, shot rounds of 65 and 66 to run away with a 5-stroke victory.

Earning second place was Carmelo Valdivia, who finished at 7-under par 136, with Marco Reyna earning third place three strokes behind.

Ben Hogan Flight

Ajay Anand, another first-time SCGA Amateur Net participant, earned the victory in the Ben Hogan flight, fighting through a tough day on the Ike course Monday to play extremely well on Babe Tuesday.

"Ike was treacherous," said Anand. "I had two holes where I blew up for an 8. But today I sunk a 30-foot putt on a par 3 hole and that really got me going."

Anand shot a net 65 on Tuesday, following up his net 75 during Round 1. Anand, a health care executive, called Tuesday "a fantastic day." His two-day total of 3-under par 140 tied Michael Klein, who after a card-off was awarded second place. Ji Crabb finished at 2-under par 141 for third place.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2016 Jeffrey Brown (Bobby Jones); Derek Holland (Jack Nicklaus); Angelo Cofino (Arnold Palmer); Ajay Anand (Ben Hogan)
Industry Hills GC
2015 J.P. Iriart (Bobby Jones); Curtis Lew (Jack Nicklaus); Angelo Cofino (Arnold Palmer); Mike Haley (Ben Hogan) Industry Hills GC
2014 Carlos Hernandez (Bobby Jones); Bob Osborn, Jr. (Jack Nicklaus); James Kim (Arnold Palmer); Keith O'Donnell (Ben Hogan)
Industry Hills GC
2013 Chris Chen (Bobby Jones); Jimmy Tatum (Jack Nicklaus); Curtis Woolley (Arnold Palmer); Don Slayton (Ben Hogan) The Alisal
2012 William Davison (Bobby Jones); Teddy Collins (Arnold Palmer); Clifton Tucker (Ben Hogan); Joel Keily (Jack Nicklaus) Industry Hills GC
2011 Arturo Chavez (Bobby Jones); Christopher Nayve (Arnold Palmer); Ron Wrobel (Ben Hogan); Rick Cook (Jack Nicklaus) Industry Hills GC
2010 Stephen Glass (Bobby Jones); Mark Duvernay (Arnold Palmer); Fred Tooze (Ben Hogan); Mike Banducci (Jack Nicklaus) Industry Hills GC
2009 Carlos Hernandez (Bobby Jones); Ted Collins (Arnold Palmer);
Michael August (Ben Hogan); Dave Keays (Jack Nicklaus)
Industry Hills GC
2008 Michael Sheehan (President); Yu-Nin Shang (VP)
Richard Trejo (Secretary); David Heil (Treasurer)
Industry Hills GC
2007 Jeffrey Dotti (President); Rolando Ventura (Secretary)
Mark Hamilton (VP); Chris Sheppard (Treasurer)
Sycuan Resort
2006 Mike Chiovare (President); Bret McKay (VP)
Steve Tandberg (Secretary); DJ Kavanagh (Treasurer)
PGA of So. Calif. GC
2005 Randy Cumming (President); Raymond Natividad (VP)
Ankur Patel (Secretary); Marianus von Korff (Treasurer)
Steele Canyon GC
2004 Tom Roa (President); Earl Stallard (VP)
Gregory Palmer (Secretary); Todd Gross, Jeffrey Palmer (Treasurer) Landmark Golf Club
Oak Quarry GC
2003 Tom Roberson (President);
Angelo Cofino, Joe Kauanui (VP)
Robert Sperry (Secretary); Henry Yu (Treasurer)
Indian Wells Golf Resort
2002 David Greatbanks (President); Michael Reen (VP)
Ray Salberg (Secretary); Jim Bass (Treasurer)
Cypress Ridge GC
2001 Justin Dunham, Bakersfield (President); Mike Lopata (VP)
Broc Glover (Secretary); Joseph Shea (Treasurer)
Desert Princess CC
2000 Richard Beale (President); Joe Gaynor (VP)
John Petchel, Forbes Grimstad, John Evans (Secretary);
James Haffner (Treasurer)
Rams Hill CC
1999 Tom Sullivan/George Matakovich (President);
Albert Lopez (VP)
Red Hill CC
1998 Jon Tisdale (President); Rodney Walker (VP)
Randy Orton (Secretary); Douglas Joyce (Treasurer)
Indian Wells Golf Resort
1997 Gregory Hart/Gabriel Armendariz (President);
Gregory Ullery/Don Barneson (VP)
Dave Hellman (Secretary); Clyde Ahrens (Treasurer)
Bakersfield CC
1996 Harry Schneider (President); Scott Gruber (VP)
James Barber (Secretary); Jimmy Kight (Treasurer)
Desert Princess CC
1995 Dean Yoshiyama (President); Al Clement (VP)
Robert Ross (Secretary); Jim Parke (Treasurer)
Palm Valley CC
1994 Larry Stulac (President); Terry Wright (VP)
James Allen (Secretary); Dale Hanson (Treasurer)
Menifee Lakes CC
1993 Tom Pringle (President); Lance Takata (VP)
Daniel Douglas (Secretary); Don Barnes (Treasurer)
River Course at The Alisal
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