Craig, Padilla, Carter Win SCGA Tournament of Club Champions Titles

Leanne Craig of Rolling Hills Country Club captured the Women’s Division, Nesthee Padilla of Rio Hondo Golf Club claimed the Men’s Division and Wayne Carter of Lake Arrow Country Club won the Senior Men’s Division in the Southern California Golf Association’s Tournament of Club Champions. 

Craig, who played at Pepperdine and is a former assistant coach for the Waves’ women’s golf team, made a birdie on the final hole to finish at 1-under-par 72 and win by seven strokes at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. 

Kathy Kurata of Friendly Hills Country Club, who won this tournament in 2012 and 2017, shot 79 to tie for second with Charlotte Sanders of Old Ranch Country Club, while Corey Weworski of Omni La Costa Resort was fourth at 81. 

Hannah Anderson of San Vicente Golf Club totaled 82 to tie for fifth with Taylor Kay of Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, while Glenda Alexander of Recreation Park Golf Course was seventh at 83, followed by Miyuki Inouye of Virginia Country Club at 84. 

Hae Yung Kim of Screaming Eagles Golf Club wound up at 85 to tie for ninth with Cathy Loegan of Las Posas Country Club, Tracy Rigby of Redlands Country Club and Stephanie Tran of Industry Hills Golf Club. 

Padilla won the Men’s title with a birdie on the first playoff hole on the North Course at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club to turn back defending champion Ricky Montanez of Silver Lakes Country Club and Damon Krause of Griffith Park Golf Club in Los Angeles after all three finished at 1-under 71. 

Mark Warman of San Clemente Golf Club shot 72 to tie for fourth with Zachary Kauffmann of El Prado Golf Course and Brandon Campbell of Members Without Dues Golf Club. 

Dan Chappelle of Pauma Valley Country Club totaled 73 to tie for seventh with Christopher Chomyn of Red Hill Country Club and David Leonhart of Temecula Creek Golf Club. 

Brian Blalock of Yucaipa Valley Golf Club wound up at 74 to tie for 10th with Gregory Sato of Annandale Golf Club, Luis Romero of David L. Baker Golf Club, Joey Eckles of Broken Arrow Golf Club and Tim Tiel of the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. 

Carter of Lake Arrowhead Country Club beat Kenneth Kubis of Torrey Pines Golf Course on the first playoff hole to win the Senior Men’s Division at Newport Beach Country Club after both finished at even-par 71. 

Fred Mills of Mission Viejo Country Club shot 72 to tie for third with Craig Davis of San Diego Country Club, while Tim Hogarth of Rustic Canyon Golf Club totaled 73 to tie for fifth with Rob Campbell of Spanish Hills Country Club, and Bruce Carvano of Redlands Country Club was seventh at 74.  

Scott Lorenz of Oakmont Country Club finished at 75 to tie for eighth with Neil Moore of Los Verdes Golf Club, Dennis Martin of Virginia Country Club, Ian Macdonald of Industry Hills Golf Club, Bobby Schaffer of the Plantation Golf Club, Dick Engel of Nomadic Golf Addicts and Rick Sanders of Lakewood Golf Club.  

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