Match Play Championship

June 13 - 15, 2022, Journey at Pechanga

This Championship is open to SCGA members with a Handicap index of 5.4 or below. Players must qualify or earn an exemption into the championship field.

The championship format is single-elimination match play.

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Ethan Chung Grabs Early Lead, Hangs On for Breakthrough Title

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Ethan Chung battled through a mentally challenging championship round to capture his first SCGA title in the 2021 Match Play Championship, besting Cullen Brasfield.

The USC transfer, who is slated to attend Cal Berkley in the fall, jumped on Brasfield early and never let up. Chung raced out to a 4UP lead after six holes, winning No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 before Brasfield punched back on No. 9 to claw back into the match at 3UP making the turn.

The duo halved the first six holes on the back until the 16th when Brasfield nailed a birdie putt to extend the match. Chung earned a concession on the next hole however, after sticking his second shot close to the pin.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2021 Ethan Chung
Mission Viejo CC
2019 Trip Morris
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2018 Joe Fryer
Bear Creek GC
2017 Jeff Wilson
Sandpiper GC
2016 Tim Hogarth
Coto de Caza G&RC
2015 Dan Erickson
Valencia CC
2014 Brett Silvernail
Red Hill CC
2013 Niall Platt Annandale CC
2012 Niall Platt Sandpiper GC
2011 Anton Arboleda Sandpiper GC
2010 Nick Delio Sandpiper GC
2009 Nick Delio Sandpiper GC
2008 Matt Hoffenberg Sandpiper GC
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