Area pros compete at Buick Scramble |

Area pros compete at Buick Scramble

Buick Scramble is scheduled to host one of its five Northern California PGA Sectional Championships for the 2004 season on Monday at the North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks.

Twenty-six five-person teams (four amateurs and one PGA Professional) from throughout the Northern California PGA Section will tee-off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will compete in a modified scramble format with two teams (one gross, one net) advancing to the Buick Scramble National Championships, taking place Oct. 7-10 at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Among those scheduled to compete are western Nevada County PGA professionals Jeff Chleboun (Alta Sierra Country Club), Jim Knight and Joseph Mortara (both of Lake Wildwood Golf Club).

Each team participating in the Northern California PGA Sectional Championships advanced from their respective Buick Scramble Local Championship earlier this season. A total of 214 teams from throughout the United States and Canada are scheduled to compete at the 2004 Buick Scramble National Championships.

Tiger Woods returns as the Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman for the 2004 season. Woods, 28, is scheduled to present the trophies to the 2004 Buick Scramble National Champions at the awards ceremony following the conclusion of the final round of the National Championships at Grande Lakes Orlando.

Sanctioned by the PGA of America, the Buick Scramble is the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, hosting more than 1600 local championships nationwide annually. Local winners advance to one of 104 PGA Sectional Championships, with those winning teams advancing to the Buick Scramble National Championships.

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