Senior Championship

June 29-July 1, 2015 at Ranch Course at the Alisal

This event is limited to players with handicap indexes of 10.4 and below and are age 55 and above. Competitors compete in 18 holes of qualifying play in order to determine those that will advance to the championship. 90 players advance to play 36 holes of stroke play over two days to determine the Association’s Senior Amateur Champion.

2015 Exemptions Qualifiers

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Jeff Burda wins second SCGA Senior Amateur Championship title

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Jeff Burda's resume is getting insanely lengthy. In the past seven years, he has won two SCGA Senior Amateur titles, three CGA Senior Amateur titles and two NCGA Senior Championships. He's dominated the senior amateur circuit in Southern California, while also making waves in national events, advancing to match play multiple times, including one semifinal appearance, as the U.S. Senior Amateur.

But some of the best golf played by Burda may have come this week en route to his second SCGA Senior Amateur title. With the event expanding to three days and 54 holes for the first time in its 37-year existence, Burda stole the any potential drama away after the first two days of play, jumping out to an 8-stroke advantage with opening rounds of 65 and 67. His first round score of 65 six birdies and no bogeys.

"I really played well those first two rounds, which gave me that nice advantage heading into today," said Burda. "Today, I definitely played a little more tentatively, taking my foot off the gas and playing it safe."

The course played tough, and despite shooting a third round score of 74, Burda's lead over second-place finisher Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale and Doug Williams of Los Angeles extended to 10.

"The course really fit my eye," said Burda. "I had never played it before, but on Sunday I drove through and knew right away that it was going to fit my game well."

Burda, a resident of Modesto, Calif. in NorCal but an SCGA member through PGA West in the Coachella Valley, finished the event with an impressive three-round total of 7-under-par 206. He was the only competitor in the 84-person field to finish under par, with Knoll and Williams finishing with three-day totals of 3-over-par 216. With the addition of one more day and 18 more holes to the Championship's schedule, the SCGA Senior Amateur also had its first ever cut in 2014, bringing only the top 36 players into Wednesday's final round.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2014 Jeff Burda Annandale GC
2013 Gary Vanier Virginia CC
2012 David Delich Pauma Valley CC
2011 Jeff Burda Victoria Club
2010 Brad Larsen Santa Ana CC
2009 Howie Knodt North Ranch CC
2008 Clark Heath Industry Hills GC
2007 Rich Tolly Hacienda CC
2006 Steve Bogan Ranch Course at The Alisal
2005 Scott Monroe Pauma Valley CC
2004 Steve Bogan Wilshire CC
2003 John Olive The Farms
2002 John Olive Ranch Course at The Alisal
2001 John Olive Victoria Club
2000 Ted Lyford Mesa Verde CC
1999 Joe Byrom Redlands CC
1998 Frank Merhar Ranch Course at The Alisal
1997 Bob Wernick Saticoy CC
1996 Ralph Rubenstein La Jolla CC
1995 Paul Ladin La Cumbre CC
1994 Ed Rieu Rolling Hills CC
1993 Ed Rieu Soboba
1992 Bud Bradley Warner Springs Ranch
1991 Bud Bradley Antelope Valley CC
1990 Jack Brogan Redlands CC
1989 Bob Pastore Ojai Valley Inn
1988 George Lombino The Club at Morningside
1987 Bob Pastore Crystalaire CC
1986 John Richardson Victoria Club
1985 Dick Runkle The Alisal
1984 Ted Richards, Jr. Arrowhead CC
1983 Alton Duhon Antelope Valley CC
1982 Dick Lytle Redlands CC
1981 Ted Richards, Jr. Las Posas CC
1980 Ted Richards, Jr. Glendora CC
1979 John Richardson Red Hill CC
1978 Ted Richards, Jr. Wilshire CC

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