Team Play - Thursday

Finals Apr. 27, 2014 at Sandpiper GC

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 either a Thursday or 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 between the final two teams.

2013 Recap

Though it came down to the wire, Antelope Valley CC managed to pull out a 26-22 victory over the defending champs to claim the 2013 title. Winning for the first time since 2002, Antelope Valley managed to win just enough of their one-on-one matches to come out on top, winning nine of the 16 individual matches Sunday.

"This is just an incredible feeling," said Team Captain Mike Schafer Sr., who was competing with his two sons. "This is just a great group of guys we have on this team, and I'm so happy they get to enjoy this."

Schafer, who has participated in SCGA Team Play for nearly 40 years, secured two points for his squad by defeating Steve Fillingim of Bear Creek.

Three duos for Antelope Valley managed to sweep their opponents, with each pair picking up the maximum six points for their team. Those duos included John Pryor and Jimmie Jones, Chris Mozee and Thomas Harvey and Tyson Schafer and Jim Erdman.

Antelope Valley navigated its way to the finals by defeating Moorpark CC, Santa Maria CC, Rolling Hills CC and Brentwood CC.

Back in the finals for the second-straight year, Fullerton GC managed to defend its title, defeating Tijeras Creek GC 34-14. In a match-up that was never very close, Fullerton managed to win all eight team matches, making it hard for Tijeras Creek, which was in its first-ever SCGA Team Play final, to put up much of a fight.

Despite the lopsidded score, the duo of John Holt and Dave Skaien was the only Fullerton pairing to collect all six available points. Team Captain Mike Bailey managed to halve his individual match to earn a point for his team, while also teaming up with Brent Kanitra to win the two-point Four-Ball match.

Fullerton defeated Eagle Glen GC, Anaheim GA, Mountain Meadows and Birnam Wood to reach the finals.

Past Winners

Year Thursday Champion
2013 Antelope Valley GC
2012 Bear Creek GC
2011 Chula Vista
2010 El Dorado Park
2009 Alta Vista CC
2008 Red Hill
2007 Mission Hills
2006 Saticoy
2005 Red Hill
2004 Mission Hills
2003 Los Angeles (Cardinal)
2002 Antelope Valley
2001 MountainGate
2000 Bear Creek
1999 Antelope Valley
1998 San Luis Rey Downs
1997 MountainGate
1996 San Luis Rey Downs
1995 San Luis Rey Downs
1994 Lakeside
1993 MountainGate
1992 MountainGate
1991 Friendly Hills
1990 Rolling Hills
1989 Industry Hills
1988 San Luis Rey Downs
1987 Antelope Valley
1986 Industry Hills
1985 Los Angeles (Cardinal)
1984 San Luis Rey Downs
1983 North Ranch
1982 Los Angeles (Gold)
1981 Los Angeles (Cardinal)
1980 North Ranch
1979 Huntington Seacliff
1978 Los Angeles
1977 Big Canyon
1976 Oakmont
1975 Quail Lake
1974 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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