South Hills Country ClubAugust 28-29, 2019
WEST COVINA, California – The 2019 Southern California Super Senior PGA Championship has concluded this afternoon at South Hills Country Club. The William Bell designed golf course provided a tough test of golf with its small undulating greens and narrow landing areas.
Champion Gary Sowinski, PGA of The Hodges Golf Learning Center won the Championship for the third consecutive year. Sowinski started his second round one-stroke behind the day-one leader Paul Wise but he stayed persistent. Regarding his mindset heading into the final round, Sowinski said, “I knew number one, starting out the day I had to catch Paul [Wise]”.
Sowinski used birdies on holes #4, #6, #14, and #18 and a lone bogey on #17 to fire a round two score of 69, and a tournament total of 139 to win the Championship by four strokes.
Round one leader Paul Wise of Hillcrest Country Club, opened the tournament with a three-under par, 69. Wise used pinpoint accuracy to methodically maneuver the tree-lined course during round one, taking advantage of the par-5’s. His second round wasn’t as sharp, as evidenced with a costly double-bogey on the par-4 #16. He finished the tournament in a tie for second with a one-under par, 143 (69-74).
Also finishing in a tie for second was Jon Fiedler, PGA of Los Posas Country Club. Fiedler played consistent golf both days with rounds of 72-71 to finish with a one-under par, 143.
Special thank you to the members of South Hills Country Club along with Director of Golf Chris Frame, PGA and Head Golf Professional Kyle Mendoza, PGA for hosting the Championship.
A final thank you to Rules Committee Chairman Ron O’Connor, PGA and Gary Albin for volunteering their time and expertise.