Segal, Hale Win SCGA 4-Ball Title in Playoff

Corby Segal of Bakersfield and Stephen Hale of Santa Clarita won the 2019 Southern California Golf Association Four-Ball Championship on Hale’s seven-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole turned back Eric Lindquist of Toluca Lake and Satchel Herrmann of Los Angeles at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier.

Segal (pictured, right), who won the title last year with Tim Hogarth, and Hale (left) carded a score of 63-68—131, 9-under-par, while Lindquist and Herrmann finished at 64-67—131.

After playing head-to-head in the final round, both twosomes made pars on the first two extra holes before Hale hit a brilliant tee shot on the uphill par-3, 191-yard second hole and sank the winning putt.

“The grinding out there was magnificent,” said Segal, who won the Kelly Cup in 2013 and 2018, in addition to claiming the 2016 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship among numerous amateur titles.

“We’re all trying to compete and we’re all grinders. This is our competitive golf and it makes it fun to grind for a little bit and get in there.”

Added Hale: “It was fun, I’m glad we did it. I knew if we kept going (in the playoff) the advantage is ours. I think we’re pretty experienced in that, I felt like the more shots we got the better chance we’d make birdie.”

Jim Plotkin of Irvine and Dennis Reiland of Carlsbad were third at 66-66—132, while Nicholas Bock of Tustin and Dan Buchner of Seal Beach shot 66-68—134 to tie for fourth with Mark Miller of Pasadena and Dan Sullivan of West Covina, who wound up at 70-64—134, and Jeff Koprivetz and Pete Williams of San Diego, who finished at 68-66—134.

Roy Kim of Los Angeles and Erick Liscio of Temecula were seventh at 69-66—135, while Chris Baingo of Llano and Anthony Perera of Phelan totaled 68-68—136 to tie for eighth with Corey Edwards of Long Beach and Christopher Taylor of Yorba Linda, who finished 70-66—136, while Mark Acosta of Vista and Dan Chappelle of Santee shot 64-73—137 to tie for 10th with Cullen Brasfield of La Quinta and Tyler Moore of Escondido, who came in at 69-68—137.

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