Amateur Net Championship
This event started in 1993 in order to give all SCGA members an opportunity to compete in a major association tournament regardless of his/her handicap index level. Competitors compete over 18 holes of qualifying net stroke play to move on to the championship. A total of 180 players will qualify for the Championship which is 36 holes. The qualifying and championship fields are divided into flights of different handicap levels.
Moving locations for the first time in five years, the 79th Amateur Net Championship hosted 176 competitors this week, dividing them into four flights based on Handicap Index. All participants played both the Ranch and River Courses at The Alisal in Solvang, after advancing through qualifying rounds earlier in the year that included more than 800 golfers.
Monday's round saw abnormally high winds challenge the field, with only two of the competitors shooting net rounds under par. Tuesday's conditions allowed for lower scores, and named four winners in Chris Chen, Jimmy Tatum, Curtis Woolley and Don Slayton.