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Flashback Friday: McGihon’s first amateur win closed the book on Riverside County Championship

By in Press Enterprise on July 7, 2017

By David Zink

  • Undated photo of Scott McGihon playing in the Riverside County Amateur golf tournament. (Contributed image)

  • This clip from The Press-Enterprise tells the story of how Scott McGihon, right in the photo, came from behind to win the 1995 Inland Empire Amateur golf tournament.

    This clip from The Press-Enterprise tells the story of how Scott McGihon, right in the photo, came from behind to win the 1995 Inland Empire Amateur golf tournament.

  • In this file photo dated June 30, 2006, Scott McGihon, left, talks with his father Glenn McGihon at The Reserve in Indian Wells.

    In this file photo dated June 30, 2006, Scott McGihon, left, talks with his father Glenn McGihon at The Reserve in Indian Wells.

  • This newspaper clipping show's Scott McGihon as he wins the 37th and final Riverside County Amateur golf tournament. But the end of an era marked a beginning for McGihon's long career.

    This newspaper clipping show’s Scott McGihon as he wins the 37th and final Riverside County Amateur golf tournament. But the end of an era marked a beginning for McGihon’s long career.

  • This file photo from August 8, 2006 shows Jason Taylor, who has been running The Inland Empire Amateur golf tournament for years at Jurupa Hills Country Club.

    This file photo from August 8, 2006 shows Jason Taylor, who has been running The Inland Empire Amateur golf tournament for years at Jurupa Hills Country Club.

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When Scott McGihon won the Riverside County Men’s Amateur golf tournament in September 1990, the win marked the beginning of one career and the end of an era.

For McGihon, a 22-year-old amateur upstart from […]    

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