FINAL ROUND RECAP: Colin Featherstone of Vista goes wire-to-wire to be crowned the 2019 Southern California Open with a three-day total of 10-under par, 205 at Industry Hills Golf Club.


Featherstone went into the final round with a three shot advantage and continued his steady play to extend the lead to five strokes with six holes to play, but David Gazzolo turned up the pressure with a late charge. Gazzolo, of Riverside, rattled off three birdies in a five hole stretch and found himself one shot back coming to the 18th with Featherstone.


The two-player race coming down the 54th hole of the Championship was thrilling; having each player hit the green in regulation and faced with 12-foot birdie putts. After a near miss by Featherstone, Gazzolo had a putt to send the Open into a playoff but burned the edge. Colin was unfazed while sleeping on the lead for two nights and the late push, proving to be worthy Champion of the SoCal Open with rounds of 67-66-72.


Cavin McCall of Steele Canyon Golf Course posted the low final round with a 67 to go with a 69-72 and earn Low PGA Professional honors for the Open, finishing at seven-under par 208 and tied for third. Tyler Kertson of Paradise Valley, AZ was the Low Amateur recipient carding rounds of 73-68-68, finishing tied for fifth in the Championship at 209 (-6).


Thank you to our partners for supporting the SoCal Open; Titleist, Pepsi, SCNS Sports Foods.

Special thank you to Industry Hills Golf Club, PGA Director of Golf Dave Youpa, Golf Course Superintendent Brian Hammond and their entire staff for hosting this Championship for the second year. Lastly, thank you to the Rules Officials for volunteering their time and assisting in the SoCal Open.

Thank you to our partners for supporting the SoCal Open; Titleist, Pepsi, SCNS Sports Foods.

ROUND TWO RECAP: The second round of the Southern California Open at Industry Hills Golf Club resulted in a cut to narrow down the competition, warm playing conditions, and a tournament that is still very much up for grabs. Colin Featherstone remains situated at the top of the leaderboard following his second round 66 (-5) and now stands three clear of the field at 10-under par. Featherstone of Vista, CA eagled his final hole of the day to go along with six birdies on the penal Zaharias course and stretch open his lead.


Two-time State Open Champion David Gazzolo of Riverside is in solo second place after his 67 on the Eisenhower course to get to seven-under par, 136 two-day total. Nick Cantlay of Los Alamitos continues his steady play and the current low amateur of the Championship with rounds of 68-71. A total of 13 amateurs made cut. Mark Geddes of Coronado Golf Course leads the way for PGA Professionals sitting at three-under par and tied for 9th. Ten PGA Professionals will be teeing it up in the final round.


The two-day cut was at 4-over par with 57 players advancing into the final round. The final round begins tomorrow, March 28th at 7:00AM on the Eisenhower course at Industry Hills Golf Club. Follow along for live scoring updates during the round as the action unfolds coming down the stretch.

ROUND ONE RECAP: The first round of the 2019 Southern California Open produced great weather, low scores, and a bunched up leaderboard at Industry Hills Golf Club, the home of the Southern California PGA. This marks the 92st Southern California Open Championship, which was first held in 1900. This 54-hole Championship is contested across both the Eisenhower and Zaharias courses with the player field consisting of 140 players.

A prototypical spring day in Southern California brought prime course conditions which led to receptive greens. Standout performances came from Colin Featherstone of Vista and Chad Sorensen of Taft who both shot five-under 67’s off the Eisenhower course. It is a crowded field as Mark Geddes, Jerry Chen, Jose Pelayo, Brandon Kida, and Preston Alder are only one shot back at four-under. Defending champion Chris Evans also finds himself in the mix after firing an opening round two-under 69 on the Zaharias Course.

Players will swap courses heading into day two, where the top-54 plus ties will move onto the final round on the Eisenhower Course. An added incentive to win for the players this week is a $45,000 purse.

Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy
City of Industry, CA 91744
Dave Youpa, PGA Director of Golf
Brian Hammond, Golf Course Superintendent