COSTA MESA — Lyon Lazare says he has taken a break from performing as a pianist and musical composer. But he still seems to be making sweet music with his golf game.
His talents on the course were on display Sunday at Costa Mesa Country Club, where he won the 40th Will Jordan Classic, better known as the Costa Mesa City Championship. Lazare, playing in front of a gallery of about 80 people, shot four-under-par 68 on the Los Lagos course and won the two-day tournament with an 11-under 131, four shots lower than runner-up Ryan Knapp of UC Irvine. Knapp also finished second in 2009.
The majority of the gallery was there to support the Knapp brothers, Ryan and the younger Jake, who just graduated from Estancia High and is headed to play for UCLA. The Knapps were the talk of the first round, after Ryan shot seven-under 63 to tie Lazare and Jake fired a 64 on Mesa Linda.