On December 7th, the SCPGA finished off the 2015 calendar year with one of its flagship events; the Pinehurst Championship at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Resort. The field, comprised of Southern California section golf professionals and apprentices, was once again stacked full of great players. Some of the players in this year’s field included: the 2015 SCPGA Section Champion Chad Sorenson, PGA, 2015 SCPGA Senior Section Champion Tim Parun, PGA, and defending Pinehurst Champions Michael Block, PGA/Kenny Pigman, PGA.
The fun, but challenging format proved to be quite the test for many of the teams. However, the teams of Al Valentine, PGA/Michael Stocking, PGA, and Chris Lempa, PGA/Petra Cole, PGA, were able to “ham and egg it” to post impressive rounds of 66. Both teams were able to pencil in seven birdies on the tricky Gary Player layout, and be declared co-champions of the event. Congratulations to both teams on their stellar play!
A big “thank you” to all the sponsors of the event: Club Car, Golf Buddy, Garia, US Foods, Golf Energy Bar, Crystal Plus, Golf Scorecards Incorporated, Kenwood, First Tee Promotions, E-Z-UP, and Pepsi.
A special thank you” to the director of golf at Westin Mission Hills, Anthony Holder, PGA, and his staff for their gracious hospitality.