Senior Amateur Championship

May 24-26, 2021, La Cumbre CC

This Championship is open to SCGA members with a Handicap Index of 9.4 or below. Players must be 55 years of age or older. Players must qualify or earn an exemption into the championship field.

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Randy Haag Dominates En Route To First SCGA Senior Amateur Title


After four straight years of the same man hoisting the trophy, we’ve crowned a new SCGA Senior Amateur Champion. NCGA Hall-of-Famer Randy Haag toppled reigning SCGA Senior Player of the Year, and four-time Senior Am champion, Craig Davis, in a battle of the titans at La Cumbre CC in Santa Barbara.

Coming off heartbreak in last year’s event at Red Hill CC, where Haag led by six strokes to begin the third and final day, the NCGA legend put together two phenomenal rounds to start his bid for his first SCGA Senior Amateur title. The Orinda native opened with a 3-under 69 before backing that up with a tournament-low 4-under 68 in the second round.

Davis came into the championship as the favorite, winning four-straight SCGA Senior Amateur titles and looking to complete the five-peat. The former Arizona Wildcat continued to use his ball striking prowess to give himself birdie look after birdie look. He opened with a 3-under 68 and fired a 2-under 69 to follow in the second round.

The much-anticipated final round began with Haag leading Davis by two strokes, but before they could reach the second tee box, Davis found himself tied after a birdie and a Haag bogey. That would be as close as anyone got to the eventual champion, as Haag went ballistic in closing out the front-nine with five birdies on No. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 and giving himself a seven-shot cushion going into the closing stretch, all but sealing the deal.

Haag opened the back-nine with another birdie to all but slam the door. After a disastrous quadruple-bogey on No. 6, Davis rattled off six birdies on the back to card an incoming 29 to scratch his way to a second-place finish. Mike Rowley finished third after putting together a tidy 1-under 70. Mark Nickeas battled all day but didn’t have the firepower to compete. The lefty finished fourth, after carding a final round 73.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2021 Randy Haag
La Cumbre CC
2020 Craig Davis
Red Hill CC
2019 Craig Davis
El Niguel CC
2018 Craig Davis
North Ranch CC
2017 Craig Davis
Hacienda GC
2016 Robert Blair
Wilshire CC
2015 Gary Vanier
Ranch Course at the Alisal
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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Handicap Index: 3.6
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Good day. During this event what time does it start on each day.  And on the last day what normally (with no playoff hopefully)  does the tournament end. 

Thank you.