NEWPORT BEACH — Charlie Umansky has competed in a variety of sports at Estancia High School, including water polo, basketball, golf, track and field, swimming and volleyball. He knows plenty about the rivalry with Costa Mesa High School and the Battle for the Bell.
But there wasn't any need for battling Tuesday morning at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach. He saw an opportunity to celebrate with a supposed rival.
Umansky and Dasha Farris each were awarded a $10,000 scholarship, as the two seniors were picked among 12 finalists as winners of the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are a joint partnership between the tournament and Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division.
So how did it feel for Umansky that a rival also won a scholarship?
"I think it's great, both of us representing Costa Mesa," he said. "I think it's awesome that we both won it."