The final TPS series event of 2016 was held on June 20th at the breathtaking Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. The field, consisting of numerous top players in the Southern California Section, was treated to a day of golf and delicious food at one of the most exclusive and pristine clubs in Ventura County.
When the clock struck 10 a.m., the contestants lathered in sunscreen and with their golf cars full of Aquafina Water and Gatorade, headed out to not only do battle with each other and the challenging layout, but also with the scorching summer sun. With the temperature reaching nearly 100 degrees, each player had two things in mind: stay cool and make tons of birdies. That mindset seemed to work well for PGA Professional Kenny Pigman and PGA Apprentices Cavin McCall and Lyon Lazare who posted rounds of 69. Their score of 2 under par propelled them into a tie for first, and an on-course playoff for the hardware. The playoff lasted two holes, and after going par/par Pigman, was able to outlast McCall and Lazare to be crowned champion. Congratulations and great playing Kenny!
In addition, the TPS event served as a qualifier for the SCPGA Match Play Championship at Pauma Valley Country Club in July. Congratulations to the following PGA professionals who earned a spot in the Match Play tree: Ron Skayhan, Rick Garboski, Hidetaka Yoshinaga, Colin Tucker, Steve Holmes, David Franks, and Paul Guerra.
Thank you’s also go to the following supporting partners of this TPS series event: PGA Tour, Janiking, and Pepsi. The SCPGA and the participants in the event appreciate the generous support by these partners.
A special thank you to Leo Lee, PGA, and the staff at Spanish Hills Country Club. The golf course was in magnificent condition, and the hospitality provided was tremendous.
Last but not least, thank you to SCPGA rules officials Chad Gunn, PGA, and Gary Wilson who volunteered their time and expertise at the event.