Mid-Amateur Championship

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2020, Mission Viejo CC

The SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship is open to members ages 25 and older with a Handicap Index of 5.4 and below. Competitors undergo 18 holes of individual stroke play qualifying in order to reach the final field of 84 players. In the Championship, players compete over 54 holes of individual stroke play with the top 42 players and ties advancing after 36 holes to the final round.

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Torey Edwards Builds On Phenomenal 2020 Season With Victory

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It was a long time coming for Long Beach State product Torey Edwards. The perennial front-runner had been searching for his first SCGA victory since the 2017 Tournament of Club Champions, and he found it at Mission Viejo CC with the Mid-Amateur Championship crown.

Edwards opened the championship with rounds of 4-under 68 and 1-under 71 during the 36-hole marathon first round and found himself holding a one-shot lead over La Quinta’s Cullen Brasfield.

But right from the start, Edwards didn’t have his A-game, and a pack of savvy veterans smelled blood in the water. 2016 SCGA Mid-Am Champion Corby Segal came charging out of the gates with birdies on the first two holes to put himself in a tie for the lead.

Meanwhile, 2017 SCGA Mid-Am Champion Dan Sullivan was cooking up something special a few groups in front of the leaders. The SCGA stalwart opened the championship with 70-76 and found himself seven strokes behind Edwards to start the day. However, when the final round began, Sullivan started to drain every putt he looked at and ended up posting a championship-low 6-under 66 which earned him a tie for the lead in the clubhouse.

Down the stretch, Edwards, Segal and last year’s runner-up Ryan Wilkins were chasing Sullivan’s hot round. Segal and Wilkins suffered a few setbacks, clearing the way for Edwards who seemingly found his groove on the back-nine.

After a birdie on No. 14, Edwards was tied for the lead with five holes left to play. He stepped to the No. 17 tee and smoked a drive down broadway on the short par-5, setting himself up for a go in two. Edwards left his iron shot a few feet off the fridge, but was able to get up-and-down for the birdie and a one-shot lead. Needing par for the championship, Edwards found the left rough on the final fairway, but left himself a great angle into the back right hole location. The lefty hit a baby draw towards the center of the green, leaving himself a 20-footer. He brushed the uphill putt towards the hole and left himself four feet for the victory, which he converted.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2020 Torey Edwards Mission Viejo CC
2019 Damon Krause
Virginia CC
2018 Jeff Wilson
The Saticoy Club
2017 Dan Sullivan
Ironwood CC
2016 Corby Segal
Brentwood CC
2015 Jeff Wilson
Santa Ana CC
2014 Ramie Sprinkling Valencia CC
2013 Robert Funk Bermuda Dunes CC
2012 Tim Hogarth Rancho Santa Fe GC
2011 Scott Almquist Mesa Verde CC
2010 Tim Hogarth Hillcrest CC
2009 Tim Hogarth Hacienda GC
2008 Jeff Wilson Toscana CC
2007 Tim Hogarth Mission Viejo CC
2006 Robert Funk Bear Creek GC
2005 John McClure North Ranch CC
2004 Mantor Hays Pauma Valley CC
2003 Eric Wang Mesa Verde CC
2002 Scott McGihon Big Canyon CC
2001 Craig Steinberg Lakeside GC
2000 John Pate Virginia CC
1999 Tim Hogarth Victoria Club
1998 Pat Duncan Saticoy CC
1997 Brian Ricketts San Gabriel CC
1996 Craig Steinberg Victoria Club
1995 Brad Larsen De Anza CC
1994 Mark Johnson Indian Ridge CC
1993 Mark Johnson Yorba Linda CC
1992 Craig Anderson Bear Creek GC
1991 Sandy Galbraith Apple Valley CC
1990 Mitch Voges La Purisima GC
1989 Mark Johnson Apple Valley CC
1988 Buzz Greene Santa Ana CC
1987 Steve Lass Apple Valley CC
1986 Sandy Galbraith Wood Ranch GC
1985 Bernie LeBeau Bakersfield CC
1984 Jim Myers Apple Valley CC

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