SCGA Tournament History

Since 1899, the SCGA has run some of the most prestigious amateur golf championships in the country. SCGA Champions, from Johnny Dawson to Tiger Woods, have made history and today’s best amateur golfers continue to compete in SCGA events every year. The links at the right document the winner(s) and location for every tournament and year.


The SCGA Amateur Championship

The oldest championship conducted by the SCGA, the SCGA Amateur Championship is also one of the nation’s oldest continuously contested amateur championships. Started in 1900 and held every year since, this event crowns the best amateur player of the association. The event is limited to players with handicap indexes of 4.4 and below. Competitors undergo 18 holes of qualifying play in order to reach the final field of 84 players. In the championship, players compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with the top 42 and ties advancing after the first 36 holes. The championship site is traditionally held at the home club of the current SCGA president. There are a number of notable names on the winner’s trophy; the SCGA Amateur has been the first major amateur title for many of golf’s best player.

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Year Winner Site
2013 Beau Hossler San Diego Country Club
2012 Bhavik Patel Big Canyon Country Club
2011 Patrick Cantlay San Gabriel Country Club
2010 Scott Travers* La Cumbre Country Club
2009 Austin Graham Wilshire Country Club
2008 Kevin Marsh Saticoy Country Club
2007 Brett Kanda Victoria Club
2006 Scott McGihon Bakersfield Country Club
2005 Scott McGihon Tijeras Creek Golf Club
2004 Tim Hogarth Hillcrest Country Club
2003 Roy Moon Torrey Pines Golf Club
2002 Nico Bollini El Caballero Country Club
2001 John Merrick La Jolla Country Club
2000 Scott McGihon Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
1999 John Pate Industry Hills Golf Club
1998 Greg Padilla The SCGA Golf Course
1997 Craig Steinberg Lakeside Golf Club
1996 Kevin Marsh Santa Maria Country Club
1995 Charlie Wi Santa Ana Country Club
1994 Tiger Woods Hacienda Golf Club
1993 Todd Demsey Brentwood Country Club
1992 Craig Steinberg Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
1991 Craig Steinberg Bel-Air Country Club
1990 Pat Duncan Wilshire Country Club
1989 Paul Stankowski Glendora Country Club
1988 Craig Steinberg Annandale Golf Club
1987 Greg Starkman Braemar Country Club
1986 Dave Sheff Hillcrest Country Club
1985 Brad Greer Virginia Country Club
1984 Brad Greer San Gabriel Country Club
1983 David Hobby Santa Maria Country Club
1982 Mark Blakely Stockdale Country Club
1981 Greg Twiggs Stardust Country Club
1980 Jon (Bud) Ardell Oakmont Country Club
1979 Jeff Hart Hacienda Golf Club
1978 Brian Gaddy Bel-Air Country Club
1977 Doug Clarke La Jolla Country Club
1976 Tony Sills California Country Club
1975 Lee Davis Wilshire Country Club
1974 Jim Porter Brentwood Country Club
1973 John Richardson El Niguel Country Club
1972 Mark Pfeil Hillcrest Country Club
1971 John Beetham Virginia Country Club
1970 Gary Sanders Oakmont Country Club
1969 U.T. Thompson III Hacienda Golf Club
1968 Barry Jaeckel Lakeside Golf Club
1967 Greg Pitzer Riviera Country Club
1966 John A. Jacobs Victoria Club
1965 Richard Davies Annandale Golf Club
1964 Larry O. Brown San Gabriel Golf Club
1963 Bruce McCormick Hillcrest Country Club
1962 Larry Bouchey Virginia Country Club
1961 Ted Richards Jr. Los Angeles Country Club
1960 Ben Alyea Brentwood Country Club
1959 Alan Geiberger Oakmont Country Club
1958 Frank Hixon Wilshire Country Club
1957 Verne Callison Lakeside Golf Club
1956 Alan Geiberger Santa Ana Country Club
1955 Jerry Steelsmith Annandale Golf Club
1954 Ted Richards Jr. San Gabriel Country Club
1953 Fletcher Jones Los Angeles Country Club
1952 John W. Dawson Hillcrest Country Club
1951 Jim Ferrie Virginia Country Club
1950 Jim Ferrie Oakmont Country Club
1949 Jerry Douglas Victoria Club
1948 Bruce McCormick Wilshire Country Club
1947 Bruce McCormick Los Angeles Country Club
1946 Bobby Gardner Virginia Country Club
1945 John Dawson San Gabriel Country Club
1944 John Dawson Lakeside Golf Club
1943 Smiley Quick Hillcrest Country Club
1942 John Dawson Los Angeles Country Club
1941 Pat Abbott Oakmont Country Club
1940 Smiley Quick Lakeside Golf Club
1939 Frank Hixon Annandale Golf Club
1938 Pat Abbott California Country Club
1937 Jack Gaines Riviera Country Club
1936 Roger Kelly San Diego Country Club
1935 Harry Wesbrook Los Angeles Country Club
1934 Charles Seaver Bel-Air Country Club
1933 Harold Thompson Brentwood Country Club
1932 Jack Gaines San Gabriel Country Club
1931 David Martin Los Angeles Country Club
1930 Fay Coleman Midwick Country Club
1929 Gibson Dunlap Bel-Air Country Club
1928 Fay Coleman Midwick Country Club
1927 George Von Elm Lakeside Golf Club
1926 Paul Hunter California Country Club/Brentwood Country Club
1925 George Von Elm Los Angeles Country Club
1924 Paul Hunter Annandale Golf Club
1923 Willie Hunter Midwick Country Club
1922 George Von Elm Flintridge Country Club/Pasadena Golf Club
1921 Paul Hunter Los Angeles Country Club
1920 E.H. Seaver Los Angeles Country Club
1919 Douglas Grant Los Angeles Country Club
1918 R.J. Cash, Jr. Los Angeles Country Club
1917 Windsor B. Walton Midwick Country Club
1916 Harold B. Lamb Los Angeles Country Club
1915 E.S. Armstrong Midwick Country Club
1914 Carleton Wright San Gabriel Country Club
1913 Norman Macbeth Los Angeles Country Club
1912 E.S. Armstrong Los Angeles Country Club
1911 Norman Macbeth Los Angeles Country Club
1910 Wm. Frederickson Annandale Golf Club
1909 Paul Hunter Annandale Golf Club
1908 Paul Hunter Los Angeles Country Club
1907 Sterling Liness Los Angeles Country Club
1906 Wm. Frederickson Los Angeles Country Club
1905 Walter Fairbanks Los Angeles Country Club
1904 W.K. Jewett Los Angeles Country Club
1903 Walter Fairbanks Los Angeles Country Club
1902 H.M. Sears Pasadena Country Club
1901 Walter Fairbanks Los Angeles Country Club
1900 Charles E. Orr Los Angeles Country Club

* Tournament record of 268 for 72-hole stroke play

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SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship

This tournament began only three years after the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship debuted. For golfers age 25 and older, the championship allowed post-college amateurs, who fit in golf around work and family, the opportunity to compete in a field not dominated by competitive college players.

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Year Winner Site
2013 Robert Funk Bermuda Dunes Country Club
2012 Tim Hogarth Rancho Santa Fe GC
2011 Scott Almquist Mesa Verde Country Club
2010 Tim Hogarth Hillcrest Country Club
2009 Tim Hogarth Hacienda Golf Club
2008 Jeff Wilson Toscana Country Club
2007 Tim Hogarth Mission Viejo Country Club
2006 Robert Funk Bear Creek Golf Club
2005 John McClure North Ranch Country Club
2004 Mantor Hays Pauma Valley Country Club
2003 Eric Wang Mesa Verde Country Club
2002 Scott McGihon Big Canyon Country Club
2001 Craig Steinberg Lakeside Golf Club
2000 John Pate Virginia Country Club
1999 Tim Hogarth Victoria Club
1998 Pat Duncan Saticoy Country Club
1997 Brian Ricketts San Gabriel Country Club
1996 Craig Steinberg Victoria Club
1995 Brad Larsen De Anza Country Club
1994 Mark Johnson Indian Ridge Country Club
1993 Mark Johnson Yorba Linda Country Club
1992 Craig Anderson Bear Creek Golf Club
1991 Sandy Galbraith Apple Valley Country Club
1990 Mitch Voges La Purisima Golf Club
1989 Mark Johnson Apple Valley Country Club
1988 Buzz Greene Santa Ana Country Club
1987 Steve Lass Apple Valley Country Club
1986 Sandy Galbraith Wood Ranch Golf Club
1985 Bernie LeBeau Bakersfield Country Club
1984 Jim Myers Apple Valley Country Club

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SCGA Senior Amateur Championship

SCGA players age 55 and older are eligible for The SCGA Senior Amateur, an annual event begun more than 30 years ago.

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Year Winner Site
2013 Gary Varnier Virginia Country Club
2012 David Delich Pauma Valley
2011 Jeff Burda Victoria Club
2010 Brad Larsen Santa Ana Country Club
2009 Howie Knodt North Ranch Country Club
2008 Clark Heath Industry Hills Golf Club
2007 Rich Tolly Hacienda Country Club
2006 Steve Bogan Ranch Course at The Alisal
2005 Scott Monroe Pauma Valley Country Club
2004 Steve Bogan Wilshire Country Club
2003 John Olive The Farms
2002 John Olive Ranch Course at The Alisal
2001 John Olive Victoria Club
2000 Ted Lyford Mesa Verde Country Club
1999 Joe Byrom Redlands Country Club
1998 Frank Merhar Ranch Course at The Alisal
1997 Bob Wernick Saticoy Country Club
1996 Ralph Rubenstein La Jolla Country Club
1995 Paul Ladin La Cumbre Country Club
1994 Ed Rieu Rolling Hills Country Club
1993 Ed Rieu Soboba
1992 Bud Bradley Warner Springs Ranch
1991 Bud Bradley Antelope Valley Country Club
1990 Jack Brogan Redlands Country Club
1989 Bob Pastore Ojai Valley Inn
1988 George Lombino The Club at Morningside
1987 Bob Pastore Crystalaire Country Club
1986 John Richardson Victoria Club
1985 Dick Runkle The Alisal
1984 Ted Richards, Jr. Arrowhead Country Club
1983 Alton Duhon Antelope Valley Country Club
1982 Dick Lytle Redlands Country Club
1981 Ted Richards, Jr. Las Posas Country Club
1980 Ted Richards, Jr. Glendora Country Club
1979 John Richardson Red Hill Country Club
1978 Ted Richards, Jr. Wilshire Country Club

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SCGA Match Play and Senior Match Play

The SCGA Match Play and Senior Match Play championships began in 2008 as a means of bringing new credence and incentive to the SCGA points program.  The SCGA points program awards points to golfers who give strong performances in SCGA, USGA, CGA and other selected outside tournaments.  In 2008, specially created Match Play and Senior Match Play Points Lists were developed.  The top 32 players on the Match Play Points List plus the top 16 players on the Senior Match Play Points List earn invitations to compete in this elite SCGA championship.

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Year Winner Site
2013 Niall Platt, Dan Pouliot (Senior Division) Annandale Country Club
2012 Niall Platt, Greg Hetzer (Senior Division) Sandpiper Golf Club
2011 Anton Arboleda, Howie Knodt (Senior Division) Sandpiper Golf Club
2010 Nick Delio, Brad Larsen (Senior Division) Sandpiper Golf Club
2009 Nick Delio, Howie Knodt (Senior Division) Sandpiper Golf Club
2008 Matt Hoffenberg, Boyd Martin (Senior Division) Sandpiper Golf Club

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