June 19, 2003
Jeff Coburn and Mike Lavery, who recently completed their senior seasons at UC Irvine, were defeated in match-play competition Wednesday at the California State Amateur Championship in Pebble Beach. Coburn was defeated 2-up by Greg Uberuaga from San Diego, while Lavery lost 2 and 1 to Buzz Peel from Delray Beach, Fla., at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Coburn was second after 36 holes of stroke play in the tournament. He shot a 2-under-par 70 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course Tuesday after opening with a 75 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Monday.
May 26, 2004
Club affiliation: Santa Ana Country Club Residence: Newport Coast Birthplace: Santa Ana Age: 37 Golf handicap: 8 Favorite golf moment: Winning the Santa Ana Country Club's derby (member/guest) with brother, Tom. "To do it with [him], I couldn't ask for anymore that day." Favorite club to use: Putter Favorite course to play: Pebble Beach Golf Links Favorite hobby outside of golf: Surfing Family: Wife, Karin; children, Conner (6)
June 22, 2006
PEBBLE BEACH ? UC Irvine golfer Brian Edick, buoyed by an opening-round score of six-under-par 66 on Monday, has advanced to match play at the 95th California Amateur Championship after finishing in sixth place over 54 holes of stroke play. Edick, who is slated be a senior for the Anteaters next season, shot a four-over-par 76 on Wednesday at Pebble Beach Golf Links to finish with a three-round total of even-par 216 (66-74-76). The top 32 scorers following Wednesday's round begin match play Thursday.
December 8, 2005
Both courses at Pelican Hill Golf Club were recently selected in the top 15 for California's best public-access golf courses by Golfweek Magazine. The listing comes at a time of temporary closure for Pelican Hill, which shut down both courses last week for major renovations. The resort is scheduled to be reopened in late 2007. In Golfweek's listings, the Ocean Course was No. 12 while the Links Course was No. 14. Pebble Beach Golf Links was listed No. 1 in California and No. 2 in the nation for resort courses.
May 22, 2002
IRVINE - Deuces are wild for Paul Smolinski at UC Irvine. The men's golf coach led the Anteaters to a second consecutive Big West Conference title and was rewarded with winning the Big West Conference Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row. And the awards for the Anteater golf team don't stop there. Junior Mike Lavery and Jeff Coburn were both named first-team All-Big West, while junior Ryan Armstrong was named to the second team. Lavery shot par 72 Saturday in the NCAA West Regional at the University of New Mexico championship course in Albuquerque to finish with a three-round total 221, good for 34th, while Coburn shot 233 for three rounds to finish 51st.
December 29, 2004
Club affiliation: Mesa Verde Country Club Birthplace: Stratford, Conn. Residence: Costa Mesa Age: 80 Golf handicap: 16 Favorite golf moment: Winning the president's flight of the Southern California Golf Association amateur championship in the first time entering the event in 1962. Favorite club: Driver Favorite courses to play: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Muirfield Golf Course in Gullane, Scotland Hobby outside of golf: Read Family: Wife, Patricia; sons, David, Clifford, daughter Gail; 10 grandchildren.
June 21, 2006
UC Irvine golfer Brian Edick, who is slated to be a senior next year for the Anteaters, recorded eight birdies and carded a six-under-par 66 in the first round of the 95th California Amateur Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course on Monday. Edick's fast start gave him a three-stroke lead after 18 holes. He followed that by shooting a 74 during Tuesday's second round and is currently in second place overall with a 36-hole total of four-under-par 140. Edick advanced to the third stroke-play round, which is slated to take place at Pebble Beach Golf Links today.
January 26, 2005
Club affiliation: Newport Beach Country Club Residence: Newport Beach Birthplace: Los Angeles Age: 56 Golf handicap: 18 Favorite golf moment: Scoring a hole-in-one last summer on Newport Beach Country Club's par-3 13th hole with witnesses Ron Foster and Fred Sparks. The 6-iron shot landed in the hole on the fly. Favorite course played: Pebble Beach Golf Links Favorite club: 5-wood Family: Wife, Karen; Sons, Brandon and Justin Favorite hobby outside of golf: Following college football Noteworthy: Paired with fellow Newport Beach Country Club members Ken Wasmann and Alex Jianas to win the member's division of the Senior-Junior Pro Am on their home course Dec. 1 ... Partnered with E.J. O'Leary of Newport Coast and finished second in their respective flight of Newport Beach Country Club's annual Regatta (member-guest)
October 27, 2004
Club affiliation: Mesa Verde Country Club Residence: Huntington Beach Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Age: 52 Golf handicap: 1 Favorite golf moments: Winning the Mesa Verde member/guest tournament with younger brother Brian in June and the 1992 Pebble Beach invitational, a team event. Favorite club to use: Sand wedge Favorite course played: Pebble Beach Golf Links Noteworthy: Elected to a second year as Mesa Verde club president ... Owns T & M Banana Company ... Won three Mesa Verde men's club championships (1991, '93, '95)