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Team Play Championship

April 26, 2020, Monarch Dunes GC

One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 230 clubs and 8,000 participants each year. This competition is open only to regular member clubs maintaining at least one 18-hole golf course of at least 5,000 yards in length. Participating clubs may enter one 16-person team in a Thursday league, a Saturday league, or both, for each qualifying course they maintain. Clubs are arranged in groups of four, and their respective 16-person teams play a series of six home and away matches within their assigned group. All competition includes both single and four-ball match play. Group winners then meet in single elimination playoffs, culminating in an 18-hole championship.

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2019 Finals Recap

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Four SCGA member clubs from far and wide traveled to the Anza-Borrego Desert over the weekend, as two squads were crowned champion after a final day of heated battle in the Team Play Championship at Rams Hill GC in Borrego Springs.

In the Thursday Division, Porter Valley CC earned its first Thursday Division Team Play title, defeating Annandale GC, 25-23. Meanwhile, for the first time ever, Rancho Vista GC captured the Saturday Division by defeating Fullerton GC 26-22.

Sunday’s respective championship matches culminated a four-month regular season and month-long postseason at the majestic desert wonderland, where perfect weather conditions created a memorable atmosphere for players, captains and spectator galleries alike.

Thursday Division



After riding a manic momentum shift towards the end of the day, Porter Valley CC was able to pull themselves from a huge deficit and found the podium in dramatic fashion.

With six holes left to play, there was a lot of Annandale white showing on the scoreboard. But the five-time Saturday Division Team Play Champions didn’t give up and fought to the finish.

“It’s been the ultimate roller coaster season,” said Porter Valley CC captain Sal De Silva. “Even today we had an up-and-down go about it. Thought we had lost and eventually pulled it out with gutsy play down the stretch."

Porter Valley CC found consistency from the middle of its lineup. Arni Osvaldsson squeaked out a 1up victory to turn the tides while John Heath won 2 & 1 to continue the Porter Valley surge. Nicholas Ortiz, Chris Campochiaro and Tony Lamela combined to win three straight singles matches to put a splash of Porter Valley red on the board. Jacob Kushner and Hovig Nargizian edged out their opponents, before Mark Raymer put the nail in the coffin with a 1up victory out of the anchor position.

“This means the world to us,” said De Silva. “This win has revitalized the club. We used to be looked at as the step child, but now we’re the team to beat. We’ll be back.”

Saturday Division



It was a first-time feeling for the Rancho Vista GC squad and an ecstatic captain Don Younger could hardly believe the turnaround his club has seen.

“This competition means everything to our little private club,” said Rancho Vista GC Captain Don Younger. “We’ve come a long way since the start and we actually lost 48-0 at one point if you can believe it.”

The heavy hitters for Rancho Vista set the tone early and took care of business in the fourball matches, sweeping the first three matches in convincing fashion. Brady Chelette & Alex Massari (2 & 1), Raymond Munoz & Justin Rockey (6 & 4) and Donald Younger & Rick Strattan (4 & 3) all emerged victorious for the eventual champions.

In singles matches, Rancho Vista built an early lead after Munoz, Rockey, Younger and Strattan routed their opponents. Fullerton put together a furious charge from the middle of their lineup, winning five straight matches to pull back into it. But in the end, it was Dan Massari, Brent Bryne, Stephen Walker and Oliver Chao who won their singles matches to shut the door on Fullerton.

2019 Playoff Results

Thurs. Results Sat. Results

2019 Results

Thurs. Results Sat. Results

2019 Team Play Playoffs

Thursday Bracket Saturday Bracket

Past Winners

Year Thursday Champion Saturday Champion
2019 Porter Valley CC
Rancho Vista GC
2018 Dove Canyon GC
Los Coyotes CC
2017 Saticoy CC
Red Hill CC
2016 Coto de Caza G&RC
Meadowlark GC
2015 The Los Angeles CC
Industry Hills GC
2014 Red Hill CC
Saticoy CC
2013 Antelope Valley GC Fullerton
2012 Bear Creek GC Fullerton
2011 Chula Vista Links at RiverLakes Ranch
2010 El Dorado Park Glendora
2009 Alta Vista CC RiverLakes Ranch
2008 Red Hill Brookside
2007 Mission Hills Red Hill
2006 Saticoy Canyon Lake
2005 Red Hill Dove Canyon
2004 Mission Hills Meadowlark
2003 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
2002 Antelope Valley Silver Lakes
2001 MountainGate Hacienda
2000 Bear Creek Porter Valley
1999 Antelope Valley Victorville
1998 San Luis Rey Downs Balboa Park
1997 MountainGate Santa Barbara
1996 San Luis Rey Downs Chula Vista
1995 San Luis Rey Downs Dove Canyon
1994 Lakeside Santa Barbara
1993 MountainGate Balboa Park
1992 MountainGate Balboa Park
1991 Friendly Hills Porter Valley
1990 Rolling Hills Victoria
1989 Industry Hills Indian Hills
1988 San Luis Rey Downs Brookside
1987 Antelope Valley Santa Barbara
1986 Industry Hills Santa Ana
1985 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Friendly Hills
1984 San Luis Rey Downs Village
1983 North Ranch Los Alamitos
1982 Los Angeles (Gold) Porter Valley
1981 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
1980 North Ranch Porter Valley
1979 Huntington Seacliff Los Alamitos
1978 Los Angeles North Ranch
1977 Big Canyon Balboa Park
1976 Oakmont Friendly Hills
1975 Quail Lake Porter Valley
1974 Quail Lake Quail Lake
1973 Quail Lake
1972 Friendly Hills
1971 Indian Wells
1970 Indian Wells
1969 Candlewood
1968 Palos Verdes
1967 California
1966 Woodland Hills
1965 Wilshire
1964 Candlewood
1963 Crystalaire
1962 Palos Verdes
1961 Oakmont
1960 No playoffs
1959 Bel-Air
1958 Oakmont/Bel-Air (tie)
1957 San Gabriel
1956 Victoria
1955 Victoria
1954 San Diego
1953 Los Angeles
1952 Bel-Air
1951 Los Angeles
1950 Brentwood
1949 Virginia (handicap);
Mission Valley (scratch)
1948 California (handicap);
Lakeside (scratch)
1947 Lakeside
1946 Hacienda
1945 Santa Ana
1944 Riviera
1943 No matches
1942 Oakmont
1941 Oakmont
1940 Los Angeles
1939 Flintridge*
1938 Hacienda
1937 California*
1936 Oakmont
1935 California*
1934 Santa Ana
1933 California*
1932 Redlands
1931 Flintridge
1930 Rancho
1929 Los Angeles
1928 Los Angeles
1927 Rancho


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ugolfnut

Handicap Index: 7.9
Sunday, August 05, 2018

Red Hill Saturday team all played to a zero handicap?? is this correct

PastorShawn

Handicap Index: 5.2
Monday, April 20, 2015

I sense a rivalry is in the works! Not Rory and Jordan; Red Hill and LACC!