March 8, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — For the winner of the Toshiba Classic a check for $247,500 will be the prize. But money isn't really what it's all about right now for Scott Hoch, who is making his debut at the event this week at the Newport Beach Country Club. Hoch, who could be considered the Dan Marino of golf, flew in to Orange County from Florida late Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning he was still trying to work out the kinks. Perhaps that's fitting, since this tournament is a means to an end. For Hoch, the Toshiba Classic is more of a stepping stone to a return to form.
June 21, 2004
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March 4, 2004
BRYCE ALDERTON In a global society, the Toshiba Senior Classic continues to stretch its tentacles to countries near and far to gather the talent that has come to characterize the most philanthropic stop on the Champions Tour. Thanks to the senior tour's national qualifying tournament (aka Q-school) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last fall, this year's field -- released Monday -- includes former European Ryder Cup captains, an 11-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour and a native from Zimbabwe who won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in his Champions Tour debut two weeks ago. Mark McNulty became the 11th player to win his first Champions Tour event when he shot a 13-under-par 200 to defeat Larry Nelson by one stroke in the Outback.
March 25, 2006
WORLD QUALIFIED Newport Harbor High's Michael Menninger and crewmember Nick Martin teamed up to win the Club 420 Midwinter Championship in Florida. With the victory, Menninger qualified to race in the International Sailing Federation Youth World Championships in Weymouth, England, in July. The championship came down to a race between Menninger and North American champion Tyler Sinks of San Diego for the World Championships berth, with Menninger coming out ahead. In all, 98 boats were entered, competing in 12 races apiece.
March 18, 2005
Bryce Alderton Hubert Green, owner of U.S. Open and PGA Championship titles in a 35-year professional career, returns to Newport Beach Country Club for the Toshiba Senior Classic after a one-year absence. Green, who finished second to Hale Irwin by one stroke in the 1998 Toshiba and has three top 10 finishes in seven prior appearances, spent much of the first three months last year undergoing tests and treatments for a cancerous growth on his throat and tongue.
March 17, 2005
Bryce Alderton Today marks St. Patrick's Day, but the celebration for Irishman Des Smyth started four days earlier. Smyth enters the Toshiba Senior Classic, which begins Friday at Newport Beach Country Club, fresh off a one-stroke, come-from-behind victory over both Mark McNulty and D.A. Weibring at the SBC Classic at Valencia Country Club Sunday. Smyth, 52, overcame a six-stroke deficit to finish 5-under-par 211, good for his first Champions Tour victory.
July 3, 2005
EDUCATION Corona del Mar High School gets air time on KOCE The Newport-Mesa Unified School District got a publicity boost Monday when KOCE-TV's "Calming the Waters," a documentary about Thailand after last year's tsunami, featured a segment about Corona del Mar High School's benefit concert in March. The school had raised more than $4,000 for Thai high school students. Newport-Mesa school district has a higher percentage of special-education students than the average California district and paid more of its special-education costs, according to a report by School Services of California.
February 4, 2003
Orange Coast College spring enrollment drops Orange Coast College began its spring semester Monday with about 3.2% fewer students than last spring. The school typically sees increases in enrollment, but had to reduce its classes 15.4% this spring to cut costs, OCC spokesman Jim Carnett said Monday. The college made about $2.8 million in midyear budget cuts as a result of the state's cutbacks this year. The semester started Monday with 404 fewer course sections.
June 7, 2006
BASEBALL NEWPORT BEACH LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR DIVISION Angels win crown: The Newport Beach Little League Angels defeated the Cardinals, 9-3, to win the Majors championship on May 30. Pitchers Tommy Bubonic and Evan Daniele held the Cardinals to only two or three hits, while Cort Hastings led the Angels at the plate, going three for three with a triple and scoring three runs. The Angels jumped on top in the first inning when Hastings singled to left field. Matt English followed by driving him in with a double.
March 6, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Just as Bruce Lietzke sank a birdie on No. 18 at Newport Beach Country Club, 12 children in the Emulex hospitality suite cheered. Some were amazed. “Wow,” a little boy said. The children were from the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim and were guests of Emulex, the networking solutions company based in Costa Mesa. “We got together as a team [to come up with the idea],” said Jeff Hoogenboom, senior vice president of worldwide sales and a Corona del Mar resident.