Congratulations to the 115th California State Open champion Chris Gilman of Yorba Linda, CA. Gilman shot a four-day total of 268 with rounds of 63, 64, 71 and 70. After taking the lead on day one of the tournament, at 9-under par, 63, he captured it finishing at 20-under par. The nearest competitor to Gilman was Stephen Hale of Bakersfield, at 13-under par, seven shots back of the champion.
Gilman told friends, “The ball just kept finding the hole.”
Capturing the low amateur honors was Cory Gladstone of San Diego, with a 2-under par total. Low PGA Professional honors went to Alan Scheer from Steele Canyon G.C., at even par.
Thanks to our hosts at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. General manager Tom Gustafson, PGA Director of Golf Henry Liaw, and Director of Turf Care Paul Mayes were all integral to the 115Th California State Open. We’d also like to thank the Southern California PGA Rules Committee for their support at this year’s event.