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Amateur Net Championship

April 9-10, 2018 at Industry Hills GC

This event gives 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.

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2017 Event Recap

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After advancing through one of ten qualifiers last month, more than 180 players teed it up at Industry Hills GC this week in the 2017 SCGA Amateur Net Championship. Players competed on both the Babe and Ike courses over the two-day event, which represents the SCGA's premier net championship. The championship field is divided into four flights of different handicap levels.

Bobby Jones Flight

Kyle Fraser, the only female to advance to the 180-player Championship field, put together two impressive rounds of golf to top the Bobby Jones flight with a 36-hole total of 1-under par 142. After playing golf in high school, the 24-year-old Fraser took a break from the sport to compete for the Stanford Women's Lacrosse team from 2012-2015 where she made three NCAA appearances. After college, she looked to return to golf, competing this year in her first SCGA tournament.

"It was fun, but a little intimidating," said Fraser, who nine months ago decided to recommit to her golf game. "I played really well today, and overall hit the ball really well."

Fraser followed up an opening round 73 with a 69 on the Ike course. Her dad, who flew in from Texas for the tournament, was on the bag.

Fraser topped the rest of the 45-person field by three strokes, with Jose Tristan from River Ridge GC earning the second-place finish at 145. Matching the 145 score was Nicholas Bock of Seacliff CC, who finished third after the USGA-suggested method of matching score cards to break the tie. Michael Willett finished 1-stroke behind at 146, as did fifth-place finisher Bill Cushman of La Purisima GC.

Jack Nicklaus Flight

The Jack Nicklaus Flight, where competitors played the Babe Course Monday followed by the Ike Course Tuesday, was won by Carmelo Valdivia of Toluca Lake GC. For Valdivia, the old adage "third time's a charm" rang true, as the Lakeside CC caddie pulled out the victory in his third time playing in the Championship.

"Yesterday was a really good day for me, I felt like I couldn't miss," said Valdivia. "Today was tough, but I hung in there."

Valdivia relied on his opening-round 65 to propel him to victory, shooting a 76 Tuesday to finish in a tie for first place. After the tie-breaker, it was Michael Walker of the Navy GC's Men's Club who finished second.

Marco Reyna earned a third place finish, shooting a two-round total of 1-under par 142, while Kenny Hussain of Sandpiper GC and Dave Dillon of Mile Square GC rounded out the Top 5 with a total of 146.

Arnold Palmer Flight

No stranger to the SCGA winning circle, Dennis Campbell of Arrowhead CC added a new win to his resume, topping the Arnold Palmer Flight for his first SCGA Amateur Net victory. With a two-round total of 9-under par 134, Campbell shot rounds of 69 and 65 to best his flight by 2 strokes on what was his first two rounds at Industry Hills.

"I don't hit the ball very far, but I relied on my short game to pull off the win," said Campbell, who also won the 2014 SCGA Tournament of Club Champions (Net).

Campbell beat out Michael May of Mountain Meadows, who finished second, and Frank Baracao of Saddleback Valley GC, who finished third. Rounding out the Top 5 in the 45-player flight was Dave Davidson of Sierra Lakes GC and Senthil Sivaswamy of Torrey Pines GC.

Ben Hogan Flight

Donovan Koah was the Cinderella story of the day, having made the field as an alternate before rising to the top and winning the Ben Hogan Flight.

"I tried to qualify for this event the last two years and didn't make it," said Koah, a financial adviser. "This year, I got in as an alternate, and it worked out! It was a grind, but I knew here at these courses I needed to try and keep the ball in play, and I was able to do that."

Koah, who did have an edge as a frequent visitor to Industry Hills, won his flight with rounds of 64 and 66. He bested Ramon Hilario by 2 strokes.

Bobby Bhakta of Las Posas CC finished with a total of 9-under par 134, 4 strokes off the lead, while Robert Torres finished at 138 and Henry Leeper at 140.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2017 Kyle Fraser (Bobby Jones); Carmelo Valdivia (Jack Nicklaus); Dennis Campbell (Arnold Palmer); Donovan Koah (Ben Hogan) Industry Hills GC
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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