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2016 SCGA Scratch League
The SCGA Scratch League is open to every private, semi-private and public golf course within the SCGA. Teams are comprised of seven players, six amateur members and one member from each club’s professional staff. Clubs are arranged in groups of three, four or five and will play a series of home and away matches within their assigned group. Each match will be played without handicaps utilizing the scratch league points system. Group winners will meet in the SCGA Scratch League Championship. Two teams will then advance, along with two clubs from Northern California, to compete in the California Scratch League Championship.
Scratch League State Championship
Bear Creek Golf Club wrapped up its second title in a row and third in the last five years.
Located in Murrieta, Bear Creek tallied 36 points in Monday’s Cal Scratch League State Championship at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course, defeating runner-up Roddy Ranch GC by two points.
Along with winning last year, Bear Creek also took the title in 2011.
“We just play a lot together and know each other’s games,” Bear Creek Captain Tom Norys said. “We all play in SCGA events and also in NorCal events.”
The championship would come down to the final foursome. Iain MacDonald’s 76 points put Bear Creek over the top. Leading Bear Creek was Dave Ober with 80 points. Norys and Todd Stires both had 78 points.
Roddy Ranch, who finished with 34 team points, was led by Garrett Wagner’s 90 points. Mark Miller tallied 79, and Todd Howe had 78 points.
The player having the best day was Saticoy CC’s Nathan Celusta, who racked up 92 points.
Both Saticoy CC and Rancho Murieta CC finished tied for third with 21 team points.
The league uses a format where every hole is worth 16 points–7 to the winner, 5 to second, 3 to third and 1 for fourth. Each player then competes against the other three players in the foursome. If all the players tie on a specific hole, each player receives four points.
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