SCGA Team Play Finals
April 27, 2014 at Sandpiper GC
One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 230 clubs and 8,000 participants each year. This competition is open only to regular member clubs maintaining at least one 18-hole golf course of at least 5,000 yards in length. Participating clubs may enter one 16-man team in a Thursday league, a Saturday league, or both, for each qualifying course they maintain. Clubs are arranged in groups of four, and their respective 16-man teams play a series of six home and away matches within their assigned group. All competition includes both single and four-ball match play. Group winners then meet in single elimination play-offs, culminating in an 18-hole championship.
After weeks of play, the 2014 SCGA Team Play season drew to a close Sunday. One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 245 clubs and 8,000 participants each year. This is the first year both championships were held on the same day.
Red Hill Country Club out of Rancho Cucamonga defeated The Los Angeles Country Club (Cardinal) 30 – 18 in the Thursday bracket. Players endured high winds throughout the afternoon under sparkling sunshine. This the third time Red Hill has captured the Thursday title, with the last being in 2008. Red Hill defeated Canyon Lake, Apple Valley and Dove Canyon en route to the finals.
Saticoy Country Club out of Somis defeated Bear Lake Golf Club 25 – 23 in a thrilling match that came down to the final pairings of the day. This is the first time Saticoy has won the Saturday title, having previously won the Thursday title in 2006. Saticoy defeated Las Posas, Braemar, Riverlakes Ranch and Burbank on their way to the finals.
The finals were held at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta. Previously home to the SCGA Match Play Championships, this is the second time the Team Play Finals was held in Santa Barbara County. The 6,392 yard layout offers an enjoyable, yet demanding, test of golf. The course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers stellar views that will tantalize all of the players.
|Year||Thursday Champion||Saturday Champion|
|2014||Red Hill CC||Saticoy CC|
|2013||Antelope Valley GC||Fullerton|
|2012||Bear Creek GC||Fullerton|
|2011||Chula Vista||Links at RiverLakes Ranch|
|2010||El Dorado Park||Glendora|
|2009||Alta Vista CC||RiverLakes Ranch|
|2007||Mission Hills||Red Hill|
|2005||Red Hill||Dove Canyon|
|2003||Los Angeles (Cardinal)||Industry Hills|
|2002||Antelope Valley||Silver Lakes|
|2000||Bear Creek||Porter Valley|
|1998||San Luis Rey Downs||
|1996||San Luis Rey Downs||Chula Vista|
|1995||San Luis Rey Downs||Dove Canyon|
|1991||Friendly Hills||Porter Valley|
|1989||Industry Hills||Indian Hills|
|1988||San Luis Rey Downs||Brookside|
|1987||Antelope Valley||Santa Barbara|
|1985||Los Angeles (Cardinal)||Friendly Hills|
|1984||San Luis Rey Downs||Village|
|1983||North Ranch||Los Alamitos|
|1982||Los Angeles (Gold)||Porter Valley|
|1981||Los Angeles (Cardinal)||Industry Hills|
|1980||North Ranch||Porter Valley|
|1979||Huntington Seacliff||Los Alamitos|
|1978||Los Angeles||North Ranch|
|1977||Big Canyon||Balboa Park|
|1975||Quail Lake||Porter Valley|
|1974||Quail Lake||Quail Lake|
|Mission Valley (scratch)|