2012 Scratch League Results

Woodland Hills CC wins Championship

Woodland Hills CC captured the Scratch League Championship Monday, earning 41 points to easily take the title. Saticoy CC came in second with 28 points. Click here for full results

California Scratch League Championship, Valencia CC, Dec. 17

The 2012 California Scratch League Championship will commence at Valencia CC Monday. The Saticoy CC and Woodland Hills CC teams from the SCGA Scratch League and Corral De Tierra CC and Turlock Golf and CC from the Northern California Scratch League have advanced to the championship. These scratch leagues were created to build camaraderie and competition between low handicap players and golf club professionals at SCGA and NCGA Type 1 golf clubs. Teams are composed of seven players (one club professional and six amateurs) and the format is a unique point game in which each team member plays stroke play, accumulating points within their pairing group based on score for each hole. All play is without Handicaps except for seeding the pairing order from low current handicap index to high index.

Corral de Tierra Country Club
John Crater
Kimble Carter
John Desantis
Mitch Weisberger
Jay Brown
Chip Campion
Craig Ling
Saticoy Country Club
Ryan Kennedy

Davis Kirkland

Mark Nickeas

Bo Willis
Nathan Celusta

Doug Strang

Brian Shim
Turlock Golf & Country Club


Doug Hanson


Nick Webb


Ken Webb


Cliff Smith


Tom Clark


Mark Dusi


Nick Pedisich
Woodland Hills Country Club

Mark Sadoff

Corby Segal

Michael Turner

Ryan O’Gulnick

Don Baker

Jonathan Bruce

David Carmel

16-point game: The possible combinations for points scored on each hole are: 7-5-3-1, 7-5-2-2, 7-3-3-3, 7-4-4-1, 6-6-2-2, 6-6-3-1, 5-5-5-1, 4-4-4-4. These points are calculated after each hole and tallied for a point total at the end of the round. The point winner within each pairing group at the end of the round receives 7 points for the team, 2nd place point total within the pairing group receives 5 points for the team, 3rd place point total within the pairing group receives 3 points for the team, and 4th place point total within the pairing group receives 1 point for the team.

About Valencia CC

Envisioned as the centerpiece of a master-planned community, Valencia CC was built in 1965 by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. His course at Valencia has long been recognized as one of the best golf courses in all of Southern California, for its challenging layout, beautiful conditions, and complex greens.

The quality of golfers that have played Valencia CC mirrors the quality of the course. The course has been fortunate enough to have its fairways graced with the presence of some of golf’s living legends. In 1998, Valencia CC played host to The PGA Tour’s Nissan Open, now known as the Northern Trust Open. The 1998 Nissan Open was the site of a Tiger Woods playoff loss to Billy Mayfair. From 2001 through 2009, the Club hosted the Senior PGA Tour’ AT&T Champions Classic, with winners including Tom Kite, Gil Morgan, Tom Purtzer and Dan Forsman.

Scratch League Playoffs

After four weeks of play the 2012 SCGA Scratch League Playoffs will commence at Industry Hills GC Babe Zaharias Course on Thursday. The SCGA Scratch League was created to build camaraderie and competition between low handicap players and golf club professionals at SCGA Type 1 golf clubs. Teams are composed of six players (one club professional and five amateurs) and the format is a unique point game in which each team member plays stroke play and accumulating points within their pairing group based on the score for each hole. All play is without handicaps except for seeding the pairing order from low current handicap index to high index.

Thirty-four teams competed during the regular season, with nine group winners advancing to the Southern California Playoffs. Defending California Scratch League Champion Bear Creek GC has once again put themselves in position to go after another state title. Led by former SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion Robert Funk (pictured), Bear Creek will attempt to get back to the Final this Thursday at Industry Hills.

Two separate playoff matches will take place, with the high-scoring team in each match advancing to the California Scratch League Finals at Valencia CC on Dec. 17.

Playoff Group No. 1 consists of Saticoy, Shady Canyon, Bear Creek and Bel-Air playing the 16 point game. The winner of this group will advance to the Cal Scratch League Finals.

Bear Creek Golf Club
Steve Hurtig

Robert Funk

David Ober

Todd Stires
Iain Macdonald

Tom Norys
Ian MacDonald
Saticoy Country Club
Jeff Fowler

Davis Kirkland

Mark Nickeas

Nathan Celusta

Brian Shim

J.J. Smith
Bel-Air Country Club
Dave Podas

John Ahn

Mick Partridge

Jason Brent

Cliff Martin

Mossimo Giannulli
Shady Canyon Golf Club
Brian Gunson

Kevin Baker

Charles Kavanaugh

Nat Dicarlo

Eoin Middaugh

Brent Overfelt

16 point game: The possible combinations for points scored on each hole are: 7-5-3-1, 7-5-2-2, 7-3-3-3, 7-4-4-1, 6-6-2-2, 6-6-3-1, 5-5-5-1, 4-4-4-4. These points are calculated after each hole and tallied for a point total at the end of the round. The point winner within each pairing group at the end of the round receives 7 points for the team, second place point total within the pairing group receives 5 points for the team, third place point total within the pairing group receives 3 points for the team and fourth place point total within the pairing group receives 1 point for the team.

Playoff Group No. 2 consists of Eagle Glen, Dove Canyon, Oakmont, Woodland Hills and Crystalaire, playing the 25 point game. The winner of this group will also advance to the Cal Scratch League Finals.

Corral de Tierra Country Club
John Crater
Kimble Carter
John Desantis
Mitch Weisberger
Jay Brown
Chip Campion
Craig Ling
Saticoy Country Club
Ryan Kennedy
Davis Kirkland
Mark Nickeas
Bo Willis
Nathan Celusta
Doug Strang
Brian Shim
Turlock Golf & Country Club
Doug Hanson
Nick Webb
Ken Webb
Cliff Smith
Tom Clark
Mark Dusi
Nick Pedisich
Woodland Hills Country Club
Mark Sadoff
Corby Segal
Michael Turner
Ryan O'Gulnick
Don Baker
Jonathan Bruce
David Carmel
Oakmont Country Club
Brian Woolf
Derek Patao
Randy Stevenson
Greg Lumsden
Keith Kinsel
John Mulligan

25 point game: The possible combinations for points scored on each hole are: 9-7-5-3-1, 9-7-5-2-2, 9-7-3-3-3, 9-4-4-4-4, 9-7-4-4-1, 9-6-6-2-2, 9-6-6-3-1, 9-5-5-5-1, 5-5-5-5-5, 8-8-3-3-3, 8-8-5-2-2, 8-8-5-3-1, 7-7-7-3-1, 7-7-7-2-2, 6-6-6-6-1. These points are calculated after each hole and tallied for a point total at the end of the round. The point winner within each pairing group at the end of the round receives 9 points for the team, second place point total within the pairing group receives 7 points for the team, third place point total within the pairing group receives 5 points for the team, fourth place point total within the pairing group receives 3 points for the team and fifth place point total within the pairing group receives 1 point for the team.

Industry Hills Golf Club (Babe Zaharias Course):

Industry Hills was named the “2010 Golf Course of the Year” and played host to the 2011 LPGA Kia Classic. In addition, Industry Hills has hosted numerous SCGA/USGA qualifiers and championships. The recently remodeled golf courses and resort amenities make Industry Hills GC and the Pacific Palms Resort not only a spectacular test of golf, but a first class destination in Southern California.

2012 Regular Season Results

Group winners (noted by *) have advanced to the SCGA Scratch League Finals to be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Industry Hills GC. Two teams from that playoff round will advance to California Scratch League Finals on Monday, Dec. 17 at Valencia CC.


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