Amateur Net Championship

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

The SCGA Amateur Net Championship gives all members an opportunity to compete in a major association championship regardless of his/her handicap index level. A total of 208 players will compete in the 36-hole championship and the field is divided into flights of different handicap levels.

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The People's Championship Recap

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Spread out among four flights, nearly 200 golfers participated in the 86th Amateur Net Championship, which concluded Aug. 22 at Los Serranos GC. The two-day event, known around the Southland as “The People’s Championship,” is the SCGA’s premier net championship, giving participants the opportunity to play a different course each day – the North and the South – at Los Serranos GC in Chino Hills.

Arroyo Flight

Elliott Yoo (SCGA Junior Club) turned on the jets late in his second round to secure the Arroyo Flight. Yoo posted a bogey-free 4-under back-nine with two birdies and an eagle, catapulting himself into the top spot with a final round 67. The youngster recorded a 68 on the first day and finished the championship four strokes ahead of Jason Vaughan (Burbank GC) and five strokes ahead of Donald Tuyin (Menudo GC).

Mission Flight

It was a tight leaderboard atop the Mission Flight for the entirety of the championship, with eight players finishing within five strokes of the eventual champion, Ferdinand Ison (Mt. Meadows GC). Ison was a model of consistency over the two-day championship, carding a 71-70 for a total of 5-under. Ison jumped out to a great start, posting a front-nine 38 with four net birdies to give himself a comfortable lead that he held onto down the stretch. Trailing our champion by just one stroke was Michael Mikus (Rancho Vista GC) and three others finished two back at 3-under.

Pacific Flight

Bobby Bhakta (Las Posas GC) held a tie of the overnight lead but had a handful of suitors as they play began on the final round. Some might say finding yourself atop the leaderboard in the SCGA Amateur Net Championship is the most dangerous lead in the sport. For once, the leader was able to hang on down the stretch. Bhakta came back and fired a 6-under 66 during the second round, highlighted by four net birdies in the last seven holes. Bhakta narrowly held off Jason Bader (Canyon Lake CC) who came in one stroke behind, and Rick Strattan (Rancho Vista GC) who finished three strokes short.

San Andreas Flight

The fourth and final flight was correctly named, as an earthquake of low scores came pouring in. There was a runaway victor, as Eric Burgett (MMGL) recorded the lowest championship total of the week, finishing at 16-under and seven strokes ahead of second place. Burgett opened the scoring barrage with three straight net eagles on the front-nine to take a commanding lead, before following that performance up with a 66 to seal the deal. Ulrich Schnetter (Westchester GC) pulled into second place at 9-under and Anthony Copeland (Green Tree GC) was one behind at 8-under.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
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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