CITY OF INDUSTRY, California – The SCPGA is currently hosting the 2017 Southern California Open at Industry Hills Golf Club. The 54 hole tournament saw 146 participants competing across both the Zaharias & Eisenhower courses. After 36 holes of play, only the top 54+ ties will compete for the title in the final round to be held March 23rd.
Round One Recap:
Michael McCabe of Moorpark takes lead in the Southern California Open carding a (-6) 65 on the Zaharias Course and one stroke clear of the field after the first round was completed.
The Southern California Open began, March 21st at Industry Hills Golf Club with 146 participants in the 54-hole Championship, the third oldest golf Championship in the United States. The field will rotate on each the Eisenhower and Zaharias courses for Rounds One and Two with the Final Round conducted on Eisenhower course.
Round Two Recap:
Michael McCabe finds his groove at Industry Hills Golf Club and remains atop of the leaderboard heading into the final round. McCabe posted a (-5) 67 on the Eisenhower Course to follow his first round of 65 (-6) putting McCabe at 11-under par for the two days heading into tomorrow’s final round.
PGA Professional Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek Golf Club remained consisted posting two 67’s putting him in second place and two strokes behind McCabe. Niels Andersen leads the way for Amateurs with rounds of 72-69 and currently tied for 17th.
The final round will begin tomorrow, March 23rd, beginning at 7:00am on the Eisenhower Course at Industry Hills Golf Club.
Round Three Recap:
Michael McCabe of Moorpark goes wire to wire and laps the field by nine strokes to win the Southern California Open, the third old Championship in the United States. McCabe came into the final round with a two stroke lead and continued to distance himself from the field birding four of the final eight holes for a bogey free round of 66 (-6). McCabe found his confidence over the 54-hole Championship at Industry Hills Golf Club and the putter was hot which helped separate him from the field posting 65-67-66 for a three day total of 198 (-17) and claim the hardware.
PGA Professional Michael Block of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club posted a three round total of 208 (68-71-69) to finish tied for 3rd and earn Low PGA Professional in the Championship.
Byron Busse of La Habra and Santiago Canyon College alum earned Low Amateur honors with rounds of 73-73-71 for a three day total of 217 (+2) and tied for 43rd.
Thank you to Industry Golf Club, home of the Southern California PGA, for graciously hosting the Southern California Open and to Pepsi and ForeFitness for their continued support of the Open.