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Amateur Net Championship

April 8-9, 2019, 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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2018 Event Recap

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Spread out among four flights, nearly 180 golfers participated in the 84th Amateur Net Championship, which concluded April 10 at Industry Hills GC. The two-day event, which represents SCGA’s premier net championship, gave participants the opportunity to play on a different course each day — the Babe and the Ike — at Pacific Palms Resort in Industry.

Arroyo Flight

Bunched within a three-way tie atop the leaderboard at the end of the first round, Elkins Ranch GC’s Brian Fortier returned Tuesday to fire a 73 and complete his wire-to-wire victory in the Arroyo Flight. Fortier, who qualified for the Am Net on March 23 at Griffith Park, overcame a 6 on hole No. 3 to shoot 1-under 142 and win by four shots at Industry Hills.

“Well, honestly I didn’t feel like I should win today. I carded an 11 on a hole,” Fortier admitted. “But I scrambled around for a (73). I’ll take it. I’m proud of how I grinded.”

Despite the struggles on the aforementioned third hole, Fortier pulled away from the 43-person field. Glenn Melero (Willowbrook CC), Carlos Hernandez (Rio Hondo GC) and Tom Conklin (La Purisima GC) all carded a 3-over 146, but finished second, third and fourth, respectively, based on the scorecard tiebreaker.

Mission Flight

There was a clear strategy by Tina Schmid — the reigning SCGA One-Day Series Player of the Year — entering the Amateur Net Championship. Schmid knew it was imperative that she take advantage of Monday’s round at the Babe course to build an early lead, and that’s just what she did.

After a blistering 65, including five birdies, in the opening round, Schmid (Chameleon GC) managed a 70 in the final round to win the Mission Flight, carding an 8-under 135 overall.

“My goal (Monday) was to give myself a bit of a cushion because I don’t play The Ike as well,” Schmid said. “I just tried to manage no bogeys and was able to hold everyone off.”

James Hill, of Solar GC, finished under-par with a 1-under 142, but settled for runner-up in the flight. Five players finished at 3-over behind Hill, filling the Nos. 3-7 positions on the final leaderboard.

Pacific Flight

It wasn’t the Super Bowl, but nobody told that to Bhupendra Bhakta.

“I won my flight and I’m going to Disneyland,” said an elated Bhakta following his victory Tuesday in the Pacific Flight.

The Las Posas CC golfer fired a 66 in the final round to finish 8-under 135 a flight that saw six players finish under par. Bhakta played a nearly-flawless back nine to defeat Darryl Gordon (River Ridge GC) by two strokes.

“I had a terrible front nine but on the back I started to catch breaks,” Bhakta shared. “A few shots flew into the woods only to bounce back out into the fairway. It’s better to be lucky than good.”

Scott Taylor (TaylorMade GC), Robert Steuernagel (Eagle Glen GC) and Richard Marion (Eagle Glen GC) were third, fourth and fifth, respectively, each shooting 2-under. Boeing Space GC’s Victor Allen rounded out the top six at 1-under.

San Andreas Flight

There were few faults in the in the San Andreas during the 36-hole Amateur Net Championship, which led to a hard fought win by Woods Valley GC’s James Marshall in the most hotly-contested flight of the event.

Marshall, who held the clubhouse lead Monday following an impressive 65, clung to his spot atop the standings with a 72 on Tuesday, good enough to give him a one-shot victory over Eric Burgett (Mickey Mouse GL) with a 6-under 137.

“I was scrambling around today,” Marshall said. “It was all over the place but I was able to hang on and win the flight.”

The San Andreas Flight was packed with low scores. Inland Empire GA’s Armando Farias and Rancho Resort GC’s Jung Modrich, third and fourth respectively, both carded a 4-under, while Henry Alipusan (International Alliance GC) and Wayne Satterfield (Boeing Space GC) shot 1-under and finished fifth and sixth in the 39-person field.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
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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