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.
Ethan Chung Grabs Early Lead, Hangs On for Breakthrough Title
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.
||Mission Viejo CC|
||Omni La Costa Resort & Spa|
||Bear Creek GC|
||Coto de Caza G&RC|
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|