Senior Amateur Championship

May 22 - 24, 2023, Ironwood CC

This Championship is open to SCGA members with a Handicap Index of 9.4 or below. Players must be 55 years of age or older. Players must qualify or earn an exemption into the championship field.

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Tim Hogarth Goes Wire-to-Wire for First SCGA Senior Am Crown

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Dominant is an understatement to describe Tim Hogarth’s performance this week at Santa Ana CC.

Riding a nine-stroke lead as he teed off for his final round on Wednesday, the three-time SCGA Player of the Year secured the 2022 Senior Amateur Championship, adding yet another trophy to his ever-growing resume.

He finished 15-under 201 to win by 13 strokes, which marks one of the largest margins of victory and one of the lowest overall scores in tournament history. And this was only his first appearance in this tournament, fresh off a U.S. Senior Open appearance that he was not pleased with.

“My confidence was pretty low,” Hogarth said. “I had a little bit of a hole I needed to dig out of, so this tournament really helped me. It meant a lot to play the way I did.”

Hogarth was firing on all cylinders from the jump, shooting eight-under 64 on Monday, which was the lowest round of the tournament, to establish a three-shot advantage. He gained six more strokes on Tuesday after another round in the red (67).

He didn’t stop there. Even as his lead grew to 12 strokes making the turn on Wednesday, he kept the pedal to the metal, eventually posting a final round 70 to put a bow on his runaway wire-to-wire victory.

Hogarth, who has won the SCGA Mid-Amateur four times and each the California Amateur and SCGA Amateur championships, bogeyed just six holes in the 54-hole stretch - four of them coming in his final round. Everything seemed to click and none of his opponents (which included the likes of Jeff Burda, Robert Funk and Craig Davis) came remotely close to catching him.

“Typically those leads don’t happen unless I feel very strongly about my game,” Hogarth said. “I putted pretty well. That certainly isn’t the strongest part of my game, but I made a lot of putts.”

Hogarth posted his fifth birdie of the round two holes into the back-nine on Wednesday to all but guarantee victory. It was especially meaningful that Hogarth got it done on the same day of his late father’s birthday.

“He really enjoyed watching me play. To be able to win on his birthday, it means something.”

Burda, who just won the Senior Match Play Championship a couple months ago at Journey at Pechanga, was the next best finisher behind Hogarth (-2). Funk finished third (-1), then Iain Macdonald, John Mack and Don DuBois tied for fourth (E). All of them, in addition to the rest of the top ten finishers, earned exemptions to this year’s California Senior Amateur at Pasatiempo GC as well as next year’s SCGA Senior Amateur at Ironwood GC.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2022 Tim Hogarth
Santa Ana CC
2021 Randy Haag
La Cumbre CC
2020 Craig Davis
Red Hill CC
2019 Craig Davis
El Niguel CC
2018 Craig Davis
North Ranch CC
2017 Craig Davis
Hacienda GC
2016 Robert Blair
Wilshire CC
2015 Gary Vanier
Ranch Course at the Alisal
2014 Jeff Burda
Annandale GC
2013 Gary Vanier Virginia CC
2012 David Delich Pauma Valley CC
2011 Jeff Burda Victoria Club
2010 Brad Larsen Santa Ana CC
2009 Howie Knodt North Ranch CC
2008 Clark Heath Industry Hills GC
2007 Rich Tolly Hacienda CC
2006 Steve Bogan Ranch Course at The Alisal
2005 Scott Monroe Pauma Valley CC
2004 Steve Bogan Wilshire CC
2003 John Olive The Farms
2002 John Olive Ranch Course at The Alisal
2001 John Olive Victoria Club
2000 Ted Lyford Mesa Verde CC
1999 Joe Byrom Redlands CC
1998 Frank Merhar Ranch Course at The Alisal
1997 Bob Wernick Saticoy CC
1996 Ralph Rubenstein La Jolla CC
1995 Paul Ladin La Cumbre CC
1994 Ed Rieu Rolling Hills CC
1993 Ed Rieu Soboba
1992 Bud Bradley Warner Springs Ranch
1991 Bud Bradley Antelope Valley CC
1990 Jack Brogan Redlands CC
1989 Bob Pastore Ojai Valley Inn
1988 George Lombino The Club at Morningside
1987 Bob Pastore Crystalaire CC
1986 John Richardson Victoria Club
1985 Dick Runkle The Alisal
1984 Ted Richards, Jr. Arrowhead CC
1983 Alton Duhon Antelope Valley CC
1982 Dick Lytle Redlands CC
1981 Ted Richards, Jr. Las Posas CC
1980 Ted Richards, Jr. Glendora CC
1979 John Richardson Red Hill CC
1978 Ted Richards, Jr. Wilshire CC
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Handicap Index: 3.6
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Good day. During this event what time does it start on each day.  And on the last day what normally (with no playoff hopefully)  does the tournament end. 

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