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By John Reger | July 22, 2009
Though Jeff Wright sings mostly pop, his life has played out like a country western song the past couple of years. Wright’s wife left him, his real estate appraisal business has been affected hard by the economy and his dog left him. The only thing missing was his car on blocks in the front yard. It’s certainly a far cry from his life a few years ago, but through the tragedies he’s rediscovered his love for music and that may make all the heartbreak worth it. “It’s been amazing what I’ve been through,” Wright said.
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By Bryce Alderton | June 29, 2010
Santa Ana Country Club head golf professional Geoff Cochrane and men's champion Boyd Martin will see some new faces, at least as the Jones Cup is concerned, beside them as they play Mesa Verde Country Club today. Cochrane and Martin join three first-timers to the event, a competition of four Newport-Mesa country clubs that include Santa Ana, Big Canyon, Newport Beach and Mesa Verde. Tee time is 1 p.m. Two best balls from each club's fivesome will count. Santa Ana's group includes women's club champion Deborah Britton, senior champion Bob Veeh, men's champion Martin, fresh off his victory Sunday, Cochrane, and assistant pro Nick Kumpis.
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June 3, 2010
M ike Moorhead and Jake Knapp are both sophomores and they both find themselves at the same spot. But the similarities stop there. The way they each reached this point are different in their special way. Knapp and Moorhead from Estancia High and Corona del Mar, respectively, responded quickly when asked what has been the key to reaching today's CIF SCGA Tournament at the SCGA Course in Murrieta with a CIF State berth on the line. Six players from the 124-golfer field — players tee off at 8 a.m. in a shotgun start — will advance to the CIF State Championship Tuesday at Santa Maria Country Club.
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October 1, 2011
The OC GOP's third annual Reagan Cup golf tournament in Newport Beach on Oct. 17 will also double as a fundraiser for House Speaker John Boehner, who will attend as a special guest, according to the organization's website. The event costs $2,500 per golfer or $1,000 to just attend the lunch reception. Boehner will be joined by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Orange) for the event, hosted at the Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South in Newport Coast.
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By Saneyee Purandare | March 5, 2009
For Dan Cahill, the Toshiba Classic isn’t just a great opportunity to enjoy watching some golf: It’s a way to give back to the people who helped save his life. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, which benefits from the annual golf tournament, was “instrumental in helping me out of a bad heart attack a while back,” Cahill said. The Santa Ana man enjoyed Wednesday afternoon catching some of the action on the senior tour as the pros and amateurs got in some practice.
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By Bryce Alderton | August 30, 2012
Coaches from both Newport Harbor High and Corona del Mar say they face challenging league matches, but both Newport's Scott Tarnow and CdM's Mike Starkweather are excited about entering freshmen to face those challenges. Newport Harbor faces a stern test once Sunset League play begins according to Tarnow. The Sailors will face the likes of Edison, Fountain Valley and Los Alamitos, whom Tarnow said all have a "game-changing" player. Newport has two returners off a team that finished .500 last season.
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By Steve Virgen | January 18, 2014
The Mesa Verde Classic is back, and it's going way back to the 1960s as its theme. The 9th annual golf fundraising event is Monday when organizers will have something psychedelic and fun at each hole at Mesa Verde Country Club. "It's going to be the typical Mesa Verde Classic, on steroids," said Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, who is excited about this year's tournament. "We have animals, a whole bunch of stuff in store at each hole. There will be several 60s bands and plenty of refugees from the 1960s.
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By Tony Dodero | March 5, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — When most think of the face of golf, names like Nicklaus, Palmer and Woods immediately come to mind. But Toshiba Classic defending champion Jay Haas’ long lineage of family golfers is so impressive that he could stake a claim to that image as well. Haas delighted the crowd at the Newport Beach Marriott Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker of the annual Allergan, “Breakfast with a Champion,” attended by some 300 community and business leaders.
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By Dave Thorpe | August 10, 2006
It has been a long time since Jeb Kraul had as good a round of golf as he had on Sunday. Kraul, a Costa Mesa resident, finished the Costa Mesa City Golf Championships in style, tallying a net 62 on the Mesa Linda course at Costa Mesa Country Club. His two-day total of 136 made him the humble champion of the first flight (handicaps between four and eight). He edged out Brad Furry (138), Tim Bjelland (139) and Paul DeForest (140) to win. "I'm thrilled," Kraul said. "I've had my share of high 80s and miserable rounds of golf."
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April 29, 2014
UCI's In recognized UC Irvine freshman Kaley In was named second-team All-Big West Conference by women's golf coaches. In, who leads the Anteaters with a 76.0 scoring average over 22 rounds, has two top-10 finishes, including leading UCI with a seventh place performance at the Big West Championships. UCI senior Ronnie Valerio received honorable mention. — From staff reports — OCC divers shine Orange Coast College sophomore Rae Adams won the one- and three-meter events at both the Orange Empire Conference and Southern California women's diving championships recently.
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April 26, 2014
BOYS' GOLF Corona del Mar 173, University 208 The Sea Kings scored their lowest scored at Newport Beach Country Club Thursday. Chase Furey shot three-under-par 31, Hale Furey and Drew Hanson both shot even, Karick Brown finished at 35 and John Hong carded a 39 for CdM (13-3, 5-2 in league). — GRILS' TRACK & FIELD Edison 84, Newport Harbor 52 Rachelle A La Torre won the shotput (36 feet, 8 inches) and discus (108-1) for the Sailors on Thursday. Hope Bender won the 400 meters in 59.9 and the 200 in 26.5, both were personal-bests.
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By Houston Mitchell | March 19, 2014
You might want to ask for a mulligan if this happens. Scientists at UC Irvine announced Wednesday that titanium-coated clubs can cause plants and grass on golf courses to catch on fire. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told the Associated Press that the results confirm suspicions investigators have had that titanium clubs caused a fire that burned 25 acres at Irvine's Shady Canyon in 2010 and a much smaller fire a year later at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo that burned close to homes.
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March 19, 2014
BOYS' GOLF Estancia 190, Brethren Christian 252 Kobi Uta shot even-par 35, with three birdies, to earn medalist honors for Estancia in the nonleague match at Costa Mesa Country Club's Mesa Linda course Wednesday. Brad Ehrhorn (36), Davon Ortiz (38), Gunnar Johnston (39) and Parker Ohland (42) also scored for Estancia (3-4). — Newport Harbor 198, Foothill 200 The Sailors' Brad Tapfer was co-medalist with a one-over-par 37 in the nonleague match Wednesday at Santa Ana Country Club.
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By Steve Virgen | March 11, 2014
It's easy for Colin Montgomerie to remember his first event on the PGA European Tour - and not because of some fabulous highlight. His mind actually goes to a rare embarrassing moment. His golf clubs went missing. They were shipped elsewhere after his flight to Switzerland for the Swiss Open. The World Golf Hall of Fame member also made the rookie mistake of packing his golf shoes with his clubs. "Switzerland is not really a golfer place," Montgomerie said during the Toshiba Classic's annual Breakfast With a Champion on Tuesday morning at the Balboa Bay Resort.
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February 11, 2014
The 20th Toshiba Classic won't disappoint when it comes to its annual Breakfast With a Champion, as World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, a 41-time professional winner who joined the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the keynote speaker on March 11. The event, presented by The Allergan Foundation, begins at 7 a.m. at Balboa Bay Resort. The breakfast also includes awarding two top Orange County students with a $10,000 scholarship from the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund.
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By Steve Virgen | January 18, 2014
The Mesa Verde Classic is back, and it's going way back to the 1960s as its theme. The 9th annual golf fundraising event is Monday when organizers will have something psychedelic and fun at each hole at Mesa Verde Country Club. "It's going to be the typical Mesa Verde Classic, on steroids," said Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, who is excited about this year's tournament. "We have animals, a whole bunch of stuff in store at each hole. There will be several 60s bands and plenty of refugees from the 1960s.
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January 8, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the Toshiba Classic, which turns 20 this year. The 20th Toshiba Classic tees off March 10 through 16 at Newport Beach Country Club. A new 20th Toshiba Classic logo has been unveiled to commemorate 20 years as a leading stop on the Champions Tour and its charitable commitment to the Orange County community. The popular golf tournament has produced several memorable moments. It has also been one of the favorite events on the Champions Tour, as the players and spectators enjoy the area.
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November 14, 2013
GIRLS' GOLF CIF/WSCGA Southern State Regional Championship MURRIETA - Corona del Mar High freshman Alyaa Abdulghany shot four-over-par 76 on Thursday at The Golf Club at Rancho California, and her season ended. Abdulghany did not advance to the CIF state championship, as one of the top nine individuals among 128 competing at the regional. The cut was 73. But Abdulghany did provide a highlight. Corona del Mar Coach Mike Starkweather said Abdulghany drove the green on the par-four No. 3 hole, then sank a putt for an eagle.
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