The Illinois State Senior Amateur, conducted annually by the Chicago District Golf Association, was first held in 1987. Currently the championship is a 54-hole event with the entire field playing 36 holes over the course of two days and the low 30 and ties play the final 18 on the third day. The winner of the Championship is the recipient of the Earl R. Liff Trophy.

Year
Champion
Tournament Site (City)
1987
Fritz Franz
Pine Meadow GC (Mundelein)
1988
Kenny Pinns
Lick Creek GC (Pekin)
1989
Jim Swanson
Balmoral Woods CC (Crete)
1990
Lester Sutcliff
Crystal Lake CC (Crystal Lake)
1991
Lester Sutcliff
Midlane CC (Wadsworth)
1992
John Gleason
Green Acres CC (Northbrook)
1993
Jim Swanson
Soangetaha CC (Galesburg)
1994
Mills Rendell
North Shore CC (Glenview)
1995
Richard Korzen
Balmoral Woods CC (Crete)
1996
Joel Hirsch
Glen Flora CC (Waukegan)
1997
Gus Kozina
Danville CC (Danville)
1998
Bud Brownberger
Nettle Creek CC (Morris)
1999
Gus Kozina
Danville CC (Danville)
2000
Dave Hiner
Glen Flora CC (Waukegan)
2001
Rick Smith
Schaumburg GC (Schaumburg)
2002
Van Salmans
Crestwicke CC (Bloomington)
2003
Steve Rubin
Mauh-Nah-Tee-See CC (Rockford)
2004
Rick Ten Broeck
Eagle Ridge Resort (Galena)
2005
Bob Schmid
Pekin CC (Pekin)
2006
Rick Ten Broeck
Crystal Lake CC (Crystal Lake)
2007
Tom Studer
Glen Flora CC (Waukegan)
2008
Tom Studer
Aldeen GC (Rockford)
2009
Dave Ryan
Coyote Creek GC (Bartonville)
2010
Greg Wohlford
Rockford CC (Rockford)
2011
Tom Miler
Effingham CC (Effingham)
2012
Tom Miler
Prestwick CC (Frankfort)
2013
Dave Ryan
Blackstone GC (Marengo)
2014
Ed Whitaker
Royal CC of Long Grove (Long Grove)
2015
Dave Ryan
Ravisloe CC (Homewood)
2016
Dave Ryan
Bloomington CC (Bloomington)
2017
 
Senica's Oak Ridge (LaSalle)

*-event rain-shortened to 36 holes
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