Public Links Championship

August 25 - 26, 2023, Brookside GC

This Championship is open to SCGA Members with a Handicap Index of 5.4 or below who belong to a public or affiliate golf club.

This Championship is formerly the PLGA Amateur Championship, which began in 1968.

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On the heels of earning medalist honors at a recent U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier, Scotland Schmidt stayed hot at Los Serranos GC this weekend to snag the 2022 Public Links Championship title.

The San Diego native posted an eagle on his very first hole of the competition as part of a championship low round of seven-under 65 on Monday. After collecting two more birdies on the front and four more on the back, Schmidt had built himself a two-stroke lead. Trailing closely behind was Kyle Wilson (67) and a trio of players who shot 68 (Kevin Fitzgerald, Sean Birren and Steve McPherson) headed into the final day on Tuesday.

Switching over to Los Serannos’ par-74 South course on day two, Schmidt opened with a pair of birdies to continue his strong play. Though it was erased with three bogeys over his next five holes. He collected himself and sunk two more birdies to lower his overall score to eight-under with nine holes left.

Tongun Lako LoSarah, the defending champion, pulled to within three strokes as he made the turn thanks to five birdies on the front. Though the 2022 Match Play champion could not quite catch up to Schmidt in the end, who stayed consistent with pars on the back. Schmidt buried his final two birdies of the championship on Nos. 14 & 16 to cap his title clinching performance.

He finished at nine-under 137, good for a two-stroke victory over LoSarah, who also birdied No. 16 to close out an impressive comeback attempt. Mason Chiu, Fitzgerald and Birren (-5) finished T3 to round out the top-five

Formerly known as the PLGA Amateur Championship, Schmidt joins a worthy list of champions, and earned himself automatic exemptions into the 2022 SCGA Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Match Play and California Amateur Championships.

Past Winners

Year Winner Venue
2022 Scotland Schmidt
Los Serranos GC
2021 Tongun Lako LoSarah
Brookside GC
2019 Myoung Kim
Recreation Park GC/Eldorado Park GC
2018 Brandon Gama River Ridge GC
2017 Brandon Mai
Brookside GC
2016 Nick Geyer
Brookside GC
2015 Sean Birren
Brookside GC
2014 Jeff Coburn
River Ridge GC
2013 Jeff Coburn
Brookside GC
2012 Dan Sullivan Brookside GC
2011 Tim Hogarth Brookside GC
2010 Andrew Kramer Los Serranos GC
2009 Ed Susolik La Mirada GC
2008 Dan Sullivan Brookside GC
2007 Tye Alexander Chester Washington GC
2006 Tye Alexander Chester Washington GC
2005 Keith Kinsel Brookside GC
2004 Patrick Carrigan Santa Anita GC
2003 Iain Macdonald Jurupa Hills GC
2002 Travis Johnson Skylinks GC
2001 Patrick Carrigan Los Serranos GC
2000 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1999 Tim Hogarth Southern Counties GC
1998 Tim Hogarth Hastings Ranch GC
1997 Ron Quick Victoria GC
1996 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1995 Jim Lundstrom Knollwood GC
1994 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1993 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1992 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1991 Robert Valerio Skylinks GC
1990 Jim Lundstrom Sepulveda GC
1989 Tony Chieffo Sepulveda GC
1988 Craig Steinberg Sepulveda GC
1987 Ray Vanyo Sepulveda GC
1986 Michael Turner Sepulveda GC
1985 Greg Bruckner Alondra Park GC
1984 Tom Stankowski Sepulveda GC
1983 Ray Vanyo Sepulveda GC
1982 Vick Wilk Sepulveda GC
1981 Corey Pavin Sepulveda GC
1980 Craig Steinberg Sepulveda GC
1979 Chuck Wallace Recreation Park GC
1978 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1977 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1976 Mike Bellmar Lakewood GC
1975 Roger Fagan Western GC
1974 Don Rindfleisch Recreation Park GC
1973 Gary Singer Fairmont GC
1972 Dick Mortenson Skylinks GC
1971 Tony Perrara Recreation Park GC
1970 Bob Risch Alondra Park GC
1969 Bob Henry Western GC
1968 Willard Bryan El Dorado Park GC
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Handicap Index: 3.7
Thursday, July 29, 2021

I need to WD from this tourney unfortunately.

Miles Calvin

I am out of town for work.