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August 14, 2008
Current UC Irvine golfers John Chin and Tim Cha, along with former Anteater Brian Edick, are in the 312-player field for the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship that begins Monday at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina. Chin, the 2008 Big West Conference Player of the Year, was runner-up in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship last month at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora, Colo. Cha, a 2008 All-Big West first team member, earned a berth in the U.S. Amateur by winning a sectional qualifier with rounds of 68-65 at Big Canyon Country Club July 28. Chin will be a junior at UCI in the fall while Cha has one year of eligibility remaining and is expected to redshirt this coming season.
SPORTS
By Mark Ratto | July 29, 2008
UC Irvine golfer Tim Cha and Newport Beach resident Stewart Hagestad finished first and second, respectively, to qualify for next month’s U.S. Amateur Championship. But it was Cha who stole the show. Cha’s first-round score at the U.S. Amateur Open Qualifier at Big Canyon Country Club on Monday was a tournament leading four-under-par 68. His second round started out with four birdies in a row and ended with him winning the qualifier by nine shots. Cha started the day with eight straight pars, but it was his ninth hole where he started to gain momentum.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
Richard Dunn Newport Beach's Marianne Towersey, the area's all-time leader in club championships with 18 women's titles at Santa Ana Country Club, won the California Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Bayonet Golf Course in Monterey. In the final round Wednesday, Towersey broke away from Judy Miller of Salinas on the back nine and finished at 9-over-par 83 (75-81-83--239), four strokes ahead Miller. Towersey, who has won 18 of the last 21 women's club championships at Santa Ana Country Club, became the all-time leader in the Newport-Mesa community for club titles (men or women)
NEWS
By: | September 15, 2005
California Amateur champion and Newport Beach resident Don DuBois edged Southern California Golf Association Amateur champion Scott McGihon of Bermuda Dunes by 55 points to capture the inaugural SCGA Player of the Year competition. The award will be presented at the SCGA annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Universal City. DuBois, who finished high in seven events, had 875 total points, while McGihon, in four events, had 820. Recently-crowned SCGA Mid-Amateur champion John McClure of West Los Angeles finished third with 730. The 46-year-old DuBois, a title insurance executive, defeated 17-year-old Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga to win the 94th California Amateur championship at Pebble Beach last June.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 4, 2008
Stewart Hagestad used Monday to relax. The Newport Beach resident must prepare for the U.S. Amateur Championship, but after a strong, yet somewhat humbling outing in Florida, he needed to unwind. For the second straight year, Hagestad finished second in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The 17-year-old, who has committed to USC, had a one-shot lead in the boys’ 16-18 division going into Sunday’s final round.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
PINEHURST, N.C. — UC Irvine golfers Tim Cha and John Chin each shot six-over-par 76 in the first round of stroke play Monday in the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina. Cha, who has one year of eligibility remaining at UCI, and Chin, who will be a junior in the fall, are tied for 200th place in the 312-player field after playing Pinehurst No. 2 Monday. Former Anteater Brian Edick, the 2007 Big West Conference Player of the Year, shot 77 on the No. 2 course Monday and is in 228th place.
NEWS
August 4, 2004
Bryce Alderton An outside services employee at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast, along with a Newport Beach resident and former UCLA golfer, will both make the trip east to this year's United States Amateur golf championship after qualifying at their respective sites. Steve Conway, who helped lead the Bruin men to a second-place finish in June's NCAA golf championships, shot a 2-under-par 142 in 36 holes at Saticoy Country Club in Somis on Monday to earn one of three spots into the U.S. Amateur Aug. 16-22 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Conway, 22, who finished third in last month's Southern California Amateur championship, will make his third trip the U.S. Amateur and second in a row. He tied Arroyo Grande's Spencer Dennis while Tim Hogarth from Northridge earned medalist honors in a field of 84 with a 141 Monday.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
AURORA, Colo. — As far as first impressions go, John Chin, an incoming junior for UC Irvine, is making a sensational one at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Chin, who is playing in his first U.S. Amateur, won twice Friday at Murphy Creek Golf Course to advance to today’s 36-hole final against Jack Newman of Michigan State. Today’s final begins at 6 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. Traditionally, the champion receives an invitation to the following year’s Masters and is exempt for the current year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.
NEWS
August 9, 2002
It might be a little presumptuous, and it certainly adds pressure to the defending champion, but it's impossible not to think about Big Canyon Country Club's Mike Carpenter and his future in golf as he prepares for the 30th annual Costa Mesa City Championship at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club Saturday and Sunday. Carpenter, who qualified last month for the U.S. Amateur Championship Aug. 19-25 at Oakland Hills, could be the Costa Mesa event's next Mark O'Meara or Scott Simpson.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013
Lindsay Gullikson, Kelsey Kawaguchi, Joo Seo and Camille Wagg have signed national letters of intent to continue their women's golf career at UC Irvine, Anteaters' Coach Julie Brooks has announced. "I am extremely happy to be bringing in such a great group of players and women," Brooks said. "They will make an immediate impact and will help us achieve our goal of winning championships. " Gullickson, from Bellarmine Prep High in Tacoma, Wash. qualified for state championships as a sophomore by winning the West Central 4A District Tournament.
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SPORTS
November 29, 2013
Lindsay Gullikson, Kelsey Kawaguchi, Joo Seo and Camille Wagg have signed national letters of intent to continue their women's golf career at UC Irvine, Anteaters' Coach Julie Brooks has announced. "I am extremely happy to be bringing in such a great group of players and women," Brooks said. "They will make an immediate impact and will help us achieve our goal of winning championships. " Gullickson, from Bellarmine Prep High in Tacoma, Wash. qualified for state championships as a sophomore by winning the West Central 4A District Tournament.
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SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | July 22, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - For a guy who never played Big Canyon Country Club before this week, Bhavik Patel sure made the 113th Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship look easy. The 21-year-old Bakersfield resident capped an impressive three days of golf with his fourth straight under-par round to finish the championship at nine-under (71-71-67-70 - 279), an eight-shot victory over Xander Schauffele of San Diego (68-71-74-74 - 287). Patel was solid as a house built on rock, with no bogeys in his final two rounds.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
PINEHURST, N.C. — UC Irvine golfers Tim Cha and John Chin each shot six-over-par 76 in the first round of stroke play Monday in the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina. Cha, who has one year of eligibility remaining at UCI, and Chin, who will be a junior in the fall, are tied for 200th place in the 312-player field after playing Pinehurst No. 2 Monday. Former Anteater Brian Edick, the 2007 Big West Conference Player of the Year, shot 77 on the No. 2 course Monday and is in 228th place.
NEWS
August 14, 2008
Current UC Irvine golfers John Chin and Tim Cha, along with former Anteater Brian Edick, are in the 312-player field for the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship that begins Monday at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina. Chin, the 2008 Big West Conference Player of the Year, was runner-up in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship last month at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora, Colo. Cha, a 2008 All-Big West first team member, earned a berth in the U.S. Amateur by winning a sectional qualifier with rounds of 68-65 at Big Canyon Country Club July 28. Chin will be a junior at UCI in the fall while Cha has one year of eligibility remaining and is expected to redshirt this coming season.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 4, 2008
Stewart Hagestad used Monday to relax. The Newport Beach resident must prepare for the U.S. Amateur Championship, but after a strong, yet somewhat humbling outing in Florida, he needed to unwind. For the second straight year, Hagestad finished second in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The 17-year-old, who has committed to USC, had a one-shot lead in the boys’ 16-18 division going into Sunday’s final round.
SPORTS
By Mark Ratto | July 29, 2008
UC Irvine golfer Tim Cha and Newport Beach resident Stewart Hagestad finished first and second, respectively, to qualify for next month’s U.S. Amateur Championship. But it was Cha who stole the show. Cha’s first-round score at the U.S. Amateur Open Qualifier at Big Canyon Country Club on Monday was a tournament leading four-under-par 68. His second round started out with four birdies in a row and ended with him winning the qualifier by nine shots. Cha started the day with eight straight pars, but it was his ninth hole where he started to gain momentum.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
AURORA, Colo. — As far as first impressions go, John Chin, an incoming junior for UC Irvine, is making a sensational one at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Chin, who is playing in his first U.S. Amateur, won twice Friday at Murphy Creek Golf Course to advance to today’s 36-hole final against Jack Newman of Michigan State. Today’s final begins at 6 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. Traditionally, the champion receives an invitation to the following year’s Masters and is exempt for the current year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.
SPORTS
June 23, 2008
Zotfan BURBANK June 20 -Scott McGihon, 40 a former three-time South California Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur champion who attended UC Irvine eliminated 21-year-old UCI Anteater Tim Cha of Chino Hills 1 up at the 97th California Amateur Championship today at Lakeside Golf Club.   College teammate, Bryan Harris of Newport Beach was ousted the day before by Cha 3 & 2.  Both Cha and Harris will be returning to the UCI Men's Varsity golf team for the 2008-2009 season.  Cha will be a senior and Harris a sophomore on the 2008 NCAA National Championship qualifying team.
NEWS
By: | September 15, 2005
California Amateur champion and Newport Beach resident Don DuBois edged Southern California Golf Association Amateur champion Scott McGihon of Bermuda Dunes by 55 points to capture the inaugural SCGA Player of the Year competition. The award will be presented at the SCGA annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Universal City. DuBois, who finished high in seven events, had 875 total points, while McGihon, in four events, had 820. Recently-crowned SCGA Mid-Amateur champion John McClure of West Los Angeles finished third with 730. The 46-year-old DuBois, a title insurance executive, defeated 17-year-old Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga to win the 94th California Amateur championship at Pebble Beach last June.
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