Four-Ball Championship

Nov. 9-10, 2015 at Glendora CC

This event is open to two-person teams, with each player having a handicap index of 5.4 and below. Teams compete over 18 holes of qualifying four-ball stroke play to determine the 52 teams which advance to the championship. The Championship is conducted over 36 holes of four-ball stroke play.

2015 Exemptions Qualifiers

Marsh, Pate win 2014 SCGA Four-Ball Championship


Both have an illustrious SCGA tournament resume, but for the first time as a duo, Kevin Marsh and John Pate captured the title of SCGA Four-Ball Champions, winning the 2014 playing of the event with a two-day score of 12-under par. For Pate, it was his first win in the event, while Marsh hoisted the trophy for a record third time, having previously won the tournament in 2008 and 2009 with partner George Downing.

Playing at Saticoy CC, the duo of Marsh and Pate found themselves in the driver's seat throughout the two-day, 36-hole event, finishing Round 1 atop the leaderboard in a tie for first place. The team shot an opening round score of 5-under par 67. But Marsh, a former SCGA Amateur and California Amateur Champion, and Pate, also a former SCGA Amateur Champion, weren't the only recognizeable names on the leaderboard, as 2014 SCGA Player of The Year Tim Hogarth, along with his partner Corby Segal, also blazed Saticoy for a 67. But it was only Marsh and Pate who could keep their foot on the gas peddle, following up their impressive round with an even better one, rounding out the tournament with an 18-hole score of 7-under par 65, edging out second-place finihsers Nathan Celusta and Saticoy CC member Mark Nickeas by a stroke. Pate secured the win with a six-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.

"It was great playing with John because the greens are just so tough here [at Saticoy], and he's such a good putter," said Marsh, who won his SCGA Amateur Championship at Saticoy CC in 2008.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2014 Kevin Marsh - John Pate Saticoy CC
2013 David Bartman - Robert Funk
Mission Viejo CC
2012 Mark Manweather - Cass Traub
Hacienda GC
2011 Manav Shah - Bhavik Patel Bakersfield CC
2010 Jason Bittick-Harry Rudolph III The Farms GC
2009 George Downing-Kevin Marsh Dove Canyon CC
2008 George Downing-Kevin Marsh Red Hill CC
2007 Bryan Hogan-Tyler Hurst Industry Hills GC
2006 David Bartman-Robert Funk Oakmont CC
2005 Tucker Brown-Brad Uptgraft El Niguel CC
2004 Tucker Brown-Brad Uptgraft The SCGA GC
2003 Jeffrey Payne-Scott Crawshaw Saticoy CC
2002 Eddie Heinen-Clarke Rheney Bear Creek GC
2001 Bob Clark-Ed Cuff, Jr. PGA of So. Calif. GC
2000 Jim Plotkin-Dennis Reiland San Gabriel CC
1999 Dan Hogan-Dale Keene San Diego CC
1998 Mike Quinn-Kyle Shoren Oakmont CC
1997 Pat Duncan-Mark Johnson Rancho Santa Fe GC
1996 Craig Anderson-Bill O’Connor Saticoy CC
1995 Pat Duncan-Mark Johnson Dove Canyon CC
1994 Bob Clark-Ed Cuff, Jr. Oakmont CC
1993 Mark Gardner-Ted Lyford La Purisima GC
1992 Craig Anderson-Bill O’Connor The Farms GC
1991 Robert Gross-Steve Titus San Gabriel CC

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