In this year’s Chapter Challenge, hosted by Pelican Hill G.C. for the seventh consecutive year, San Diego claimed the title for the second year in a row with a score of 337, after a card-off with Metropolitan.
The San Diego Chapter consists of Chris Lempa, PGA of Torrey Pines G.C., Chris Starkjohann, PGA of Torrey Pines G. Club & Outings, Gary Sowinski, PGA of The Hodges Golf Learning, Dean Tonneslan, PGA of La Jolla C.C., Matt Gibbens, PGA of Rancho Santa Fe G.C., Michael Griffin, PGA of Fairbanks Ranch C.C., Mike Nokes, PGA of Stadium Golf Center, Todd Smith, PGA of Pro Kids G.C., Brian Smock of Coronado G.C., Leslie Spalding, PGA of San Diego State University, Alan Scheer, PGA of Steel Canyon G.C., and Grant Strobel, PGA of Woods Valley G.C.
The Metropolitan Chapter consists of Ted Parker, PGA of California C.C., Robert Pang, PGA of Big Canyon C.C., Alison Curdt, PGA of Wood Ranch G.C., Andy Gaither, PGA of Black Gold G.C., The Los Angeles C.C.’s Thomas Garner, PGA and Brett Mormann, PGA, South Hills C.C.’s Kyle Mendoza and Michael Jack, PGA, Palos Verdes G.C.’s Michael Diette, PGA and Jim Gormley, PGA, and Hillcrest C.C.’s Paul Wise, PGA and Ron Skayhan, PGA.
The Northern Chapter, consisting of Rick Garboski, PGA, Matthew Easterbrook, PGA of Santa Barbara G.C., Ryan Kennedy, PGA of Oakmont C.C., Joshua Kelley of La Cumbre C.C., Roger Gunn, PGA of Tierra Rejada G.C., Paul Holtby, PGA of Tom Barber G.C., Steve Holmes, PGA of Westlake Village G.C., Tracy Bowles, PGA of Santa Maria C.C., Bakersfield C.C.’s Meggan Bunker and Bruce Burroughs, PGA, and Buena Vista G.C.’s Alan Sorensen, PGA and Chad Sorensen, PGA, came in third at 338.
The Desert Chapter, consisting of Gordon Leith, PGA of Heritage Palms G.C., Barry Clayton, PGA of Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort, Chris Eikenberg, PGA of Desert Horizons C.C., Brian Hughes, PGA of PGA West Greg Norman Course, Julie Wells, PGA of Mission Hills C.C., Davey Snyder, PGA of The Classic Club, Dave Magdziasz, PGA of La Quinta Resort & Club, The Palms G.C.’s Josh Garber, PGA and Jordan Knickerbocker, and The Plantation G.C.’s Pete LaCoursiere, PGA and Dean Cameron, PGA, followed in fourth at 344.
The Inland Empire Chapter, consisting of Goose Creek G.C.’s Kenny Pigman and Jerry Crowell, PGA, Jeff Cross, PGA of Victoria Club, Andrew Cortez, PGA of Bear Creek G.C., Steve Adamiak, PGA of Legends G.C., Scott Wasco, PGA of Champions Club at Retreat, Scott Mallory, PGA of Journey of Pechanga, Brad Stormon, PGA of G.C. at Rancho California, Jennifer Dolph, PGA of Canyon Crest C.C., Paul Dietsche, PGA of Redlands C.C., Daniel Hornig, PGA of Heritage Cross, and Timothy Skophammer, PGA of Empire Lakes G.C. closes the top 5 at 353.
Special thanks to Pelican Hill G.C., Irvine Company VP Steve Friedlander, PGA, PGA Professional staff, and Superintendent Chris Jennings. Thanks to Linksoul in their second year as uniform provider for the Chapter Challenge and we look forward to their continuous support!
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