I sense a rivalry is in the works! Not Rory and Jordan; Red Hill and LACC!
SCGA Team Play Finals
April 19, 2015 at Sandpiper 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-man 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-man 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 play-offs, culminating in an 18-hole championship.
2015 Finals Recap
Thursday Results Saturday Results
After weeks of play, the 2015 SCGA Team Play season drew to a close Sunday. One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 245 clubs and 8,000 participants each year.
For the second straight year the Thursday Finals featured a matchup between Red Hill CC out of Rancho Cucamonga and The Los Angeles CC (Cardinal). However, the results reversed, as The Los Angeles CC avenged its Finals loss from last year in a 28-20 victory.
Things seemed to be going Red Hill CC's way to start the day, as the defending champions jumped out to a 19-9 lead. But the trailing groups for The Los Angeles CC managed to secure 19 of the final 20 points to help their team to its first title since 2003.
In the Saturday Bracket, Industry Hills GC won a thriller over Rio Bravo CC, sinking a clutch chip and then a clinching putt, both on 18, to force a tie and win in a playoff. Due to impending darkness, the two lead groups participated in an in-case-its-needed playoff while two matches were still on the course, with Industry Hills coming out on top after Team Captain Steve Martin drained a 15-foot birdie putt. It turned out, it was needed, as a 40-foot chip-in on 18 by the second-to-last group of the day gave Industry Hills a fighting chance at a comeback.
With the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean and both teams surrounding the 18th green, Richard Myers sank a 20-foot downhill putt to win his match and tie the overall score at 24-24. With the playoff having already been decided, the Industry Hills GC team erupted, knowing the win was theirs.
For Industry Hills, just like The Los Angeles CC team, the win was their first SCGA Team Play win since 2003.
The finals were held at Sandpiper GC in Goleta. Previously home to the SCGA Match Play Championships, this is the third time the Team Play Finals was held in Santa Barbara County. The 6,392 yard layout offers an enjoyable, yet demanding, test of golf. The course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers stellar views.
|Year||Thursday Champion||Saturday Champion|
|2015||The Los Angeles CC||Industry Hills GC|
Red Hill 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|
|2007||Mission Hills||Red Hill|
|2005||Red Hill||Dove Canyon|
|2003||Los Angeles (Cardinal)||Industry Hills|
|2002||Antelope Valley||Silver Lakes|
|2000||Bear Creek||Porter Valley|
|1998||San Luis Rey Downs||
|1996||San Luis Rey Downs||Chula Vista|
|1995||San Luis Rey Downs||Dove Canyon|
|1991||Friendly Hills||Porter Valley|
|1989||Industry Hills||Indian Hills|
|1988||San Luis Rey Downs||Brookside|
|1987||Antelope Valley||Santa Barbara|
|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|
|1975||Quail Lake||Porter Valley|
|1974||Quail Lake||Quail Lake|
|Mission Valley (scratch)|