Nov. 11, 2019
Carslbad resident David Oas is the one to chase after opening day of this week’s annual California Senior Amateur at par-71 Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.
Oas, who plays out of La Costa Resort and Spa, posted a 3-under par 68 featuring six birdies and three bogeys.
In second place, just a stroke back at 69, is Reno resident David Nelson. Nelson, who made it to match play at this year’s U.S. Senior Amateur, penciled in five birdies and three bogeys.
Three players—former multiple NCGA Senior Player of the Year winner Jim Knoll, Newbury Park resident Rob Campbell and Canyon Lake’s Robert Funk—are T-3 at 71. Knoll won the title in 2012 at San Gabriel CC.
Defending champ Jeff Wilson is T-20 after an opening 76.
In the annual North/South Senior Challenge, which pits three of the NCGA’s best players against three players from the SCGA (best two-out-of-three), the SCGA leads, 149-151. The SCGA team’s scores were Craig Davis (74), Don Dubois (75) and John Mack (76). Team NCGA is being represented by Senior Player of the Year Randy Haag (74), 2018 Senior POY Jeff Wilson (75) and 2019 NCGA Senior winner Mike Rowley (79).
The 54-hole championship will conclude Wednesday. Following Tuesday’s second round a cut will be made with the low 30 (and ties) advancing to the final round.
Nov. 6, 2019
All players must register with SCGA/NCGA staff prior to the start of the championship. For those of you playing a practice round on Sunday, registration will be available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If we miss you on Sunday, be sure to stop by the registration table upon arrival on Monday.
Breakfast will be available for players only beginning at 6:30 a.m. each day of the championship in the Hancock Ballroom. Lunch will be provided for players following play each day. Caddies and spectators may purchase items at the snack bar.
PACE OF PLAY
Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the Pace of Play Policy that will be in effect at the championship.