Amateur Net Championship

Apr. 19 - 20, 2021, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Legends)

This Championship is open to every SCGA member! Also known as “The People’s Championship,” The SCGA Amateur Net Championship represents an opportunity for every member to compete in a championship administered by the SCGA. Players must qualify for the championship, which is divided into flights based on Handicap Index.

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The People's Championship

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After more than 1,000 initial entries were narrowed down to 160 competitors in the 87th Amateur Net Championship, champions were crowned in four flights on Apr. 20 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. The two-day event is affectionately dubbed “The People’s Championship,” and it is the SCGA’s premier net event.

Arroyo Flight

The only player in his flight to shoot under par for both rounds of the championship, Logan Miyamoto (SCGA Collegian Club) finished at -4 to take home the crown in the Arroyo Flight. The senior in high school and SCGA Junior program alumni was one of the youngest players in the field but didn’t let his lack of competitive experience hold him back.

“The back nine was pretty nerve-wracking,” Miyamoto said. “I saw the leaderboard at the turn, and I saw I had a little bit of a lead, but I just tried to stay focused and keep it one shot at a time.”

Miyamoto led after the first round and never looked back.

“I slept pretty bad last night, I had this on my mind,” he said. “It was a long wait until 2:30 p.m. when I teed off.”

Two other players finished the tournament under par in the flight: Rock Ishii (La Costa Resort & Spa) at -2 and Sean Canfield (Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters GC) at -1. Rounding out the top five were Garrett Leight (Penmar Social Club) at +2 and Kevin Helper (Dos Lagos GC) +3.

Mission Flight

Making his SCGA championship debut, Mike Hill (Arrowood GC) shot -1 in both rounds of competition to take home the Mission Flight title with a final score of -2. With five birdies in the closing round, Hill outlasted the rest of the field to finish as the only player under par despite a crowded leaderboard for most of the competition.

“It was satisfying to win, I really worked hard for this,” Hill said. “My putting was the best part of my game. It had to be, and it was. I relied on it and it came through.”

Though in the end he pulled away, Hill faced fierce competition from the rest of the field throughout the championship. Robert Steinberg (Mountaingate CC) was the runner-up with a final score of +1 after shooting 70 in the final round. Kelly Faulkner (L.A. City Firefighters GC) finished in third at +3. A card-off decided the results for the final two in the top five with Greg Grohs (Amateurgolf.com) and Darren Atkison (Woodley Lakes GC) finishing at +4 in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Pacific Flight

With a final score of -2, Kerry Collins (El Prado Men’s GC) was the wire-to-wire champ in the Mission Flight. Five birdies and an eagle carried Collins to victory in the final round.

“I was the leader going into the final round and it was a grind,” Collins said. “Going wire-to-wire is not easy.”

Runner-up Stephen Smith (Coronado GC) was one of only two players to shoot under par in the final round, but his 70 wasn’t enough in the end to catch Collins and he finished the tournament at -1. Rodd Ridder (Almansor GC) +1 finished third, Tom O’Malley (Anaheim GC) +2 finished fourth and Stephen Anderson (Los Verdes GC) +3 finished fifth after a card-off.

San Andreas Flight

After starting the second round seven strokes behind the leaders, Michael Zastoupil (Singing Hills Men’s GC) turned on the jets and fired the lowest score of the day to come away as the San Andreas Flight champion, beating runner-up Timothy Heaphy (Griffith Park GC) in a card-off. With only three players scoring under par in windy conditions, Zastoupil carded four birdies in the final round to finish the championship at -1.

“This is right up there for me in my golf career,” Zastoupil said. “I came in today with a goal in mind and knew if I posted what I could, then I’d be right there. I knew what my mistakes were from yesterday, so I tried not to make them today.”

OK Hee Suh (South Bay Pub Links) +3 was the only woman in the championship to finish in the top five in any flight with her third place finish. Thomas Wong (Lakewood Seniors GC) +3 and Raymond Oloteo (Glendora CC) +4 rounded out the top five.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2021

Logan Miyamoto (Arroyo); Mike Hill (Mission); Kerry Collins (Pacific); Michael Zastoupil (San Andreas)

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Legends)
2020 Elliot Yoo (Arroyo); Ferdinand Ison (Mission); Bobby Bhakta (Pacific); Eric Burgett (San Andreas)
Los Serranos GC
2019 Mike Chiovare (Arroyo); Raymond Chang (Mission); Henry Alipusan (Pacific); Frank Anderson (San Andreas)
Industry Hills GC
2018 Brian Fortier (Arroyo); Tina Schmid (Mission); Bhupendra Bhakta (Pacific); James Marshall (San Andreas)
Industry Hills GC
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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