After shooting a six-under 64 on the Mesa Linda course to become the leader Saturday, Coburn knew he need to score under par again on Sunday. That's because Tipton shot the low for the day, a 65, to finish at six-under 136 for his two-day total. He shot one-over 71 Saturday
Coburn began with two straight birdies to help his cause. He collected three more birdies and bogeyed once to maintain his lead, finishing at 10-under 132.
"I felt pretty comfortable [Sunday]," Coburn said. "A little nervous to start out, but I was OK."
Coburn, 29, was the 2003 Big West Conference Golfer of the Year, his final season with Anteaters. He was also named to the PING All-West Region Team.
"It was an awesome place to play golf," Coburn said of UCI.
Coburn now lives in Rancho Santa Margarita and works for a pre-employment screening company. In two weeks, he'll return to Costa Mesa Country Club to compete in the club's championship, he said.
Matt Parkovich, who will play for Orange Coast College next season, finished third at 139 (68-71) Sunday. Parkovich, an Edison High alumnus, went to Santiago Canyon two years ago, but is set to play for OCC this year.
Stewart Hagestad, a Newport Beach resident, finished fourth at 141 (71-65). Hagestad, who went to Sage Hill School for a year and will play at USC, qualified for the U.S. Amateur last month at Big Canyon Country Club.
Ryan Indovina (68-76), who qualified for the U.S. Am last week, was one of four who finished at 144, tied for fifth. Andy Overton (72-72), Chris Rendler (73-71) and Stan Watkins (73-71) also finished at 144.
Jason Bittick (67-78), last year's champion, was one of five who scored 145, along with Austen Dailey (70-75), Max Greil (71-74), Benny Santa-Maria (68-77) and Marcus Sostak-Rosa (72-73).
Greil will be a senior at UCI, Santa-Maria helped OCC win the Orange Empire Conference title last season and Sostak-Rosa is a former golfer of Estancia and OCC.
David Holloway won the first flight (net), scoring 136.
Wayne Chumbley won the second flight (net), scoring 134.
Jeff Thomas was the senior flight (gross) champion (69-68—137).
Jay Decker was the senior flight (net) champion (70-65—135).