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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP THE FARMS GOLF CLUB SEPTEMBER 13-15


SCPGA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SCPGA Friends, One of my favorite quotes comes from Arnold Palmer when he said “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” This quote has parallels to me of our host site for our SCPGA Section Championship this year. Our Section Championship is being played at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe this year – and it is an incredible test of golf – and a great site for our championship. The golf course rewards strategic thinking yet penalizes poorly executed shots. The course stimulates strategic thinking yet tempts strength and distance. It is visually stunning and emotionally challenging. It is difficult yet extremely fair. It is such a great site for our championship and we issue many thanks to GM Scott Heyn and the terrific team at The Farms. At the end of 54 holes of golf, we will crown our annual Section Champion who receives an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s American Express Championship in 2022. Additionally, the top eleven finishers at The Farms will qualify to compete in PGA Professional Championship at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Texas April 17-20, 2022. This year will be a fantastic SCPGA Championship!

Robin Shelton, PGA, CCM SCPGA President General Manager, Newport Beach Country Club


COURSE OVERVIEW THE FARMS GOLF CLUB, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA CLUB ESTABLISHED: 1984 ARCHITECT: Tommy Jacobs and Pete, Perry and Alice Dye GENERAL MANAGER: Scott Heyn, PGA HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL: Donald Sandberg, PGA ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONALS: Michael Griffin, PGA, and Kyle Mendoza, PGA

We’re very excited to be hosting this year’s SCPGA Section Championship here at the Farms Golf Club. We spent a lot of time this summer getting ready and hope to put on a great challenge for all the players.

— Scott Heyn | PGA General Manager, The Farms Golf Club COURSE RATING: 74.2 SLOPE: 141 PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,927 HOLE

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2

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5

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9

YARDAGE 390 183 558 389 207 306 421 399 489

OUT 3,342

PAR

4

3

5

4

3

4

4

4

5

36

HOLE

10

11

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IN

TOTAL

3,585

6,927

36

72

YARDAGE 435 375 569 427 178 397 220 472 512 PAR

4

4

5

4

3

4

3

4

5

** YARDAGES SUBJECT TO CHANGE


SCHEDULE OF CHAMPIONSHIP & FORMAT 54 HOLES OF STROKE PLAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Champion’s BBQ, open to all participants, will be hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: ROUND 1 Morning wave tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the afternoon wave will start at 12:30 p.m., tentatively. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: ROUND 2 Morning wave tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the afternoon wave will start at 12:30 p.m., tentatively. Field will be cut to the low 60 and ties. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: ROUND 3 Tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. Awards presentation at conclusion of play PRESENTING PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

PRODUCT PARTNERS

WHAT’S ON THE LINE? The top-11 finishers will advance to the 2022 PGA Professional Championship on April 17-20, 2022 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. There will be five alternates. Champion will earn an exemption into The American Express on January 20-23, 2022 at PGA WEST. Champion will also receive a golf car for a year courtesy of Club Car.


2020 CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP KYLE MENDOZA IS KING OF THE DESERT! Kyle Mendoza of The Farms Golf Club capped off a dominant performance in the desert to win the Southern California PGA Professional Championship at Ironwood Country Club and Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mendoza, who started the final round with a two-shot cushion, got off to an early start with an electric birdie on the par-4 first hole. He then further extended his lead when he added another birdie on the par-4 7th. From then on Mendoza grinded his way to victory with a few tough par saves and bogeys on the 9th, 16th, and 18th. Mendoza two-putted the last hole to fire a final round one-over par 72 and a seven-under par total 207. Several competitors lurked a few shots behind Mendoza throughout the round, however, no one was able to mount a comeback attempt. The fast and firm greens at Ironwood Country Club proved a challenging test for the field. “Feels great, a lot of hard work goes into getting ready for a tournament like this, to be able to do that and share it with my family this week is awesome” commented Kyle Mendoza after his victory. Brian Smock of Coronado Golf Course and Michael Block of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club finished in a tie for second at five-under par, 209. Both Block and Smock had four bogeys each during the final round which ultimately proved costly in their attempts to catch Mendoza. The following players have qualified for the 2021 PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie: Kyle Mendoza, Brian Smock, Michael Block, Steve Saunders, Logan Scott, Mike Fergin, Alan Sorensen, Chris Boyle, Mark Geddes, Tim Parun, Shane Ponchot, Mike Mitchell, and Alison Curdt. Best of luck to these 13 professionals as they represent the Southern California PGA and vie for a chance to compete in the 2021 PGA Championship. This Championship concluded the OMEGA Section Player of the Year point race where Michael Block finished on top. This is Block’s seventh time in the past eight years to be named SCPGA Player of the Year.


TOP-25 CURRENT ROLEX SCPGA PLAYER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

PLAYER

EVENTS

POINTS

MICHAEL BLOCK BRIAN SMOCK NATE WILLIAMS BRYAN BERGNA MARK GEDDES ANDREW KRAMER STEVE SAUNDERS MIKE FERGIN KYLE MENDOZA AL GEIBERGER MICHAEL MENDOZA JASON TIMLIN JEFF HART VINNIE PONCINO VINNIE BERTAGNA BOBBY NICKELL RYAN KENNEDY TIM PARUN LOGAN SCOTT MICHAEL GRIFFIN CHRIS LUNGO STEVE HOLMES RICK GARBOSKI SCOTT HEYN GARRETT SAPP

12 8 5 3 10 8 12 9 12 4 10 9 4 9 8 8 7 6 10 9 6 6 6 5 4

662.24 408.95 281.40 267.17 256.38 216.53 212.34 211.44 207.00 173.44 155.64 147.38 147.26 139.56 132.73 128.47 127.45 127.00 125.17 123.59 106.03 103.48 103.45 101.25 94.47


PLAYERS TO WATCH

KYLE MENDOZA THE FARMS GC

JEFF HART LIFE MEMBER ACTIVE

BRIAN SMOCK CORONADO GC

CHAD SORENSEN BUENA VISTA GC

MICHAEL BLOCK ARROYO TRABUCO GC

STEVE SAUNDERS TEMECULA CREEK GC


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PGA PROFESSIONAL PAST CHAMPIONS

2020

2019

2018

KYLE MENDOZA

JEFF HART

MICHAEL BLOCK

2017

2016

2015

MICHAEL BLOCK

KENNY PIGMAN

CHAD SORENSEN


2014 - RYAN KENNEDY

1983 - PAUL WISE

1952 - ERIC MONTI

2013 - ALAN SCHEER

1982 - CURTIS SIFFORD

1951 - ELLSWORTH VINES

2012 - CHRIS STARKJOHANN

1981 - RH SIKES

1950 - FAY COLEMAN

2011 - MIKE MILES

1980 - CURTIS SIFFORD

1949 - ZELL EATON

2010 - CHRIS STARKJOHANN

1979 - CHUCK MONTALBANO

1948 - HARRY BASSLER

2009 - RON SKAYHAN

1978 - DAVE BARBER

1947 - PAUL RUNYAN

2008 - MIKE MILES

1977 - DENNIE MEYER

1946 - FAY COLEMAN

2007 - ERIK WOLF

1976 - TOMMY JACOBS

1945 - DALE ANDREASON

2006 - ROSS MARCANO

1975 - JIMMY POWELL

1944 - CLAYTON ALRIDGE

2005 - SCOTT MILLER

1974 - PAUL MCGUIRE

1943 - MARVIN STAHL

2004 - CHRIS STARKJOHANN

1973 - RAFE BOTTS

1942 - WILLIE HUNTER

2003 - GEOFFREY DEAN

1972 - TOMMY JACOBS

1941 - BUD OAKLEY

2002 - PAUL DIETSCHE

1971 - TOMMY JACOBS

1940 - OLIN DUTRA

2001 - MONTY LEONG

1970 - JIMMY POWELL

1939 - WILLIE HUNTER

2000 - JEFF CRANFORD

1969 - JERRY STEELSMITH

1938 - OLIN DUTRA

1999 - JEFF FREEMAN

1968 - JIMMY POWELL

1937 - STANLEY KERTES

1998 - JEFF FREEMAN

1967 - MAC HUNTER

1936 - STANLEY KERTES

1997 - KEN CONANT

1966 - BOB MCCALLISTER

1935 - ERIC SEAVAL

1996 - KELLY MANOS

1965 - RONNIE REIF

1934 - LEW SCOTT

1995 - DAN BATEMAN

1964 - WAYNE SLEEPY

1933 - OLIN DUTRA

1994 - BRAD SHERFY

1963 - ERIC MONTI

1932 - OLIN DUTRA

1993 - JERRY WISZ

1962 - EMIL SCODELLER

1931 - OLIN DUTRA

1992 - JEFF FAIRFIELD

1961 - NO CHAMPIONSHIP

1930 - OLIN DUTRA

1991 - CHRIS STARKJOHANN

1960 - BUD HOLSCHER

1929 - CHARLIE GUEST

1990 - SCOTT MAHLBERG

1959 - JERRY BARBER

1928 - ED DUDLEY

1989 - SCOTT BENTLEY

1958 - JOHNNY BULLA

1927 - CHARLIE GUEST

1988 - SHAWN MCENTEE

1957 - ERIC MONTI

1926 - CHARLIE GUEST

1987 - SCOTT CHAFFIN

1956 - ERIC MONTI

1925 - GEORGE KERRIGAN

1986 - DAVE BARBER

1955 - JIM FERRIER

1924 - DICK LINARES

1985 - JIM WOODWARD

1954 - RALPH EVANS

1984 - PAUL WISE

1953 - ERIC MONTI


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