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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The Lore of Craig Davis Grows With Fourth Consecutive Senior Amateur Title

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The lore of Craig Davis continues to thunder throughout the Southland. The past SCGA Senior Player of the Year became the first player in SCGA history to win a championship for the fourth consecutive year with his victory at the SCGA Senior Amateur Championship at Red Hill CC in Rancho Cucamonga.

The ex-Arizona Wildcat found himself six strokes down to start the third and final day. After rounds of 2-over 72 and 1-over 71 to open the championship, Davis was chasing six-time NCGA Player of the Year Randy Haag. Davis started the day stuck in neutral with just one birdie and one bogey on the front-nine for an even-par 36.

On the back-nine, there was no shortage of carnage with the entire field struggling to reach the clubhouse with their rounds intact. Haag three-putted from four feet on No. 12, leading to a 5-over stretch of four holes that had himself on the outside looking in.

Standing on the 16th tee, Davis was one of five players tied at 4-over. The four-time champ proceeded to drain two straight birdies on the par-4s, vaulting himself into the lead by one. After a perfect tee shot to the left side of the dogleg par-4 finishing hole, Davis safely found the green with a 25-foot downhill putt that trickled to two feet and got him into the clubhouse with a one-stroke lead.

After Haag’s tough stretch, the NCGA legend still had a birdie look on 18 to force a playoff but he left it just short on a good line. He finished T-2.

Red Hill CC member John Mack, who opened his championship with a disappointing 8-over 80, came back with vengeance during a second round 5-under 67 with eight birdies. Mack hung around all day during the final round, falling just one stroke short.

With the victory, Davis solidifies the SCGA Senior Player of the Year Award.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
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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Rooster60

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.
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