Craig Davis of Chula Vista captured the Southern California Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship for a record four straight year by one stroke over Mark Nickeas of Westlake Village and John Mack of Alta Loma at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
In addition, Davis wrapped up the SCGA Senior Player of the Year award.
Davis, who broke the record set by John Olive for winning the SCGA Senior Amateur from 2001-03, was tied for the lead with five other players when he reached the 16th tee.
Then Davis, who played college golf at Arizona, birdied the 16th and 17th holes to take sole possession of the lead and closed with a par to claim the title again with a 54-hole score of 74-73-72—219, 3-over-par.
Nickeas finished at 75-74-71—220 to tie for second with Mack, who wound up at 80-67-73—220.
Six-time SCGA player of the year Randy Haag Orinda was in the chase until the final round, carding a score of 72-69-80—221 to tie for fourth with Craig Steinberg of Agoura Hills, who totaled 75-74-72—221, John Hoffman of San Diego, who shot 74-71-76—221, and John Plotkin of Carlsbad, who finished at 74-72-75—221.
Jeff Burda of La Quinta, the 2011 and 2014 SCGA Senior champion, posted a score of 73-73-76—222 to tie for eighth with Jeff Thomas of Costa Mesa, who wound up at 70-77-75—222, while Greg Cesario of San Marcos shot 77-72-74—233 to tie for 10th with Jim Ream of Cerritos, who came in at 73-75-75—223.
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