A Southern California native and SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni has captured the 2013 Oakley Southern California Open. Jason Gore of Valencia, CA adds his name to the third oldest Championship in the United States as he came from a shot behind John Ellis of San Jose, CA. Gore, the 18-hole leader, rebounded from a second round 72 with a 68 at Monarch Beach Golf Links and was able to stay ahead of a charging Stephen Gangluff. Gangluff, of Carlsbad, CA had an eagle putt on 18 to force Gore to make birdie and the putt slid just off the edge of the hole, but left an easy birdie to earn Runner-Up. Michael Block, PGA Head Professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club and SCPGA Player of the Year was the low PGA Professional in the field at one-under par. 18 year-old Jonah Texeira of Porter Ranch, CA was the Low Amateur at four-under par and finished tied for 8th.
Monarch Beach Golf Links was joined by Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club as co-hosts of the Championship and special thanks to PGA General Manager Eric Lohman at Monarch Beach Golf Links and PGA Head Professional Michael Block at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club for hosting. Special thanks also to; Oakley, Matrix Shafts, TaylorMade, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Wahoo’s, Sysco, 1st & 10th Tee Bar, Pepsi, and Southern Wine & Spirits for making this such a great event.