Senior Four-Ball Championship

May 12-13, 2014 at Ojai Valley Inn and Soule Park

This event is open to two-person teams. Each player’s index must not exceed 7.4 and all players must be the age of 55 and above. Players do not need to belong to the same SCGA club. The championship is a 36-hole event, there is no qualifying as all entries are on a first come, first served basis.

2014 Event Recap

Results

For the second time in three years, the duo of Mel Collins and David Ujihara captured the SCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship in dramatic fashion, clinching victory on the fourth playoff hole to win the 2014 playing of the event at Ojai Valley Inn and Soule Park.

The winning team edged out David Delich and Harry Johnson for the win, and the two groups were paired together in the final round, which they played on the Ojai Valley course. It looked like Delich and Johnson were going to hold on for the win, taking a two-stroke advantage into the 16th hole before a double bogey and bogey put them one stroke back heading into the 18th hole. That's where Ujihara and Collins ran into trouble, though, recording their own bogey on 18 to finish the regulation 18 holes at -12, tied with Delich/Johnson.

Collins stepped up in the playoff, playing exceptional golf to carry his team into the fourth playoff hole, when his partner took over and canned a 20-foot putt from off the green to essentially win the match. A missed putt by Delich sealed the deal.

"It's always great to win an SCGA championship, but even better to win an event like this two times," said Collins, a Long Beach resident.

Collins and Ujihara used a first-round 64 at Soule Park and a second-round 66 at Ojai Valley to win the championship, finishing just one stroke ahead of the third place duo of Kemp Richardson and Rich Logan. Rounding out the top 5 in a tie for fourth place were the duos of Willie Melancon/Mark Monreal, Boyd Martin/Rich Tolly, Jeff Johnston/Keith McLaughlin and Jim Bracken/Steve Lass, who led after round one with the low round of the tournament, a 10-under-par 62 at Soule Park.

The SCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship is open to two-person teams. Each player’s index must not exceed 7.4 and all players must be the age of 55 and above.

Results

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2014 Mel Collins - David Ujihara Ojai Valley/Soule Park
2013 Iain MacDonald - Bob Valerio Dove Canyon GC
2012 Mel Collins - David Ujihara
Moorpark CC
2011 Herb Jense-Mark Miller The River Course at the Alisal
2010 Rich Tolly-Boyd Martin Coto de Caza GRC
2009 Bill Brammer-Howie Knodt El Niguel CC
2008 Dan Pouliot-Jerry Price El Caballero CC
2007 Rich Tolly-Boyd Martin East Valley GC
2006 Jerry Hutton-Frank Merhar
Greg Aitkens-Dave Hellman (VP)
Clarke Paxton-Jim Moore (Sec)
The SCGA GC
2005 David Johnson-Steve Yavorsky
Merle Aleshire-Chuck Meyer (VP)
Tom Kreider-George Kretsinger (Sec)
Bob Frey-Steve Pastor (Tres)
The SCGA GC
2004 Steve Rhorer-Peter Daley
Ben Sanders-Pete Maccarrone (VP)
Bob Smyres-Harry Haacke (Sec)
Allan Crecelius-John Cooley (Tres)
The SCGA GC

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