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Briefs: Wise wins first PGA title

Mesa Verde Country Club assistant pro captures women's professional title by three shots.

October 19, 2011

Lehua Wise, an assistant PGA professional at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, won the 2011 Southern California PGA Women's Professional Championship, which was hosted by The Grand Golf Club in San Diego Wednesday.

Wise outlasted Carol Hogan, PGA of Desert Island Golf & Country Club and won the Championship by three shots.

The two were tied after first round 75s on Tuesday, but Wise shot a Championship-best 73 on the final day, giving her a three-shot lead in the clubhouse as Hogan carded a 76. Mardell Wilkins of Tijeras Creek Golf Club finished in third place, four shots off the lead.

For Wise, who is in her first year of PGA membership, it is her first women's professional championship. The previous two championships have been won by Altadena Golf Course assistant professional Courtney Erdman. Erdman did not compete in this year's Championship.

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— From staff reports

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Knapp takes title

Estancia High senior Jake Knapp won the Toyota Tour Cup Series event Sunday at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto.

Knapp (69-65) shot 10-under-par 134 to capture the title, part of the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. He was six strokes better than Christopher Tuulik of San Diego.

Knapp won the Toyota Tour Cup at Santa Ana Country Club in July.

— From staff reports

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