SCPGA Defeats SCGA in Honors Matches

The Southern California PGA captured the Honors Matches for only the second time in seven tries, defeating the Southern California Golf Association, 30.5 to 23.5, at Andalusia Country Club in La Quinta.

The SCGA won the Ryder Cup-style matches, with 12 players on each team, the first four times they were played and on five occasions since they were first contested in 2007.

After rallying from an early 4-2 deficit to finish day one’s four-ball matches at 9-9, the SCPGA took control on the second and final day by winning eight of the 12 singles matches.

There are three points available in each match, one each for the front nine and back nines, and one more for the overall winner, or winners in the four-ball matches.

Mike Fergin of Mesa Verde in Costa Mesa led the SCPGA by winning a maximum of six points, including a 6-and-5 victory over Craig Davis in singles.

Tim Parun of Coronado Golf Course earned 5½ points, including a 4-and-3 singles victory over Dan Sivadge, and Michael Block of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo also had 5½, including a 6-and-4 victory over Satch Hermann.

Paul Dietsche of Redlands Country Club had four points after a 2-and-1 victory over Craig Steinberg, and Brian Smock of Coronado GC also had four, routing Brandon Gama in singles, 7 and 6.

PGA pros Todd Keefer and John McNair were the captains for the SCPGA, while Ed Holmes was captain for the SCGA.

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