January 5, 2005
Club affiliation: Santa Ana Country Club Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Ind. Residence: Newport Beach Age: 64 Golf handicap: 4 Favorite golf moment: Either winning the low gross division of Santa Ana Country Club's member/member tournament last summer with partner Doug Ciralli or claiming the gross division title in the Balboa, Big Canyon Country Club's member/member event, 20 years ago with partner Ron...
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.
July 11, 2005
Don DuBois, a Big Canyon Country Club member and Newport Beach resident, finished tied for 29th with an 8-over-par 296 at the 106th Southern California Golf Association Amateur championship, which concluded Sunday at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita. Dubois shot 2-over-par 74 in all four rounds. DuBois, who claimed the 94th California Amateur championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links June 25, had 10 birdies and 47 pars, along with 12 bogeys and three double bogeys for 72 holes of competition.
January 19, 2005
Club affiliation: Big Canyon Country Club Residence: Newport Beach Birthplace: Lake Mills, Iowa Age: 65 Golf handicap: 3 Favorite golf moment: Walk from the 17th hole to the clubhouse after winning the Santa Ana invitational at Santa Ana Country Club with partner and fellow Big Canyon member Jim Jianulias. Favorite club to use: Driver Favorite course played: Pebble Beach Golf Links Family: Wife, Ellie. Noteworthy: Head of the greens committee at Big Canyon Country Club the past two years.
December 15, 2004
Club affiliation: Santa Ana Country Club Residence: Costa Mesa Birthplace: Los Angeles Age: 80 Golf handicap: 26 Favorite golf moment: Teaming with son Guy Bonas to win the Gerald Hall tournament, a father/son event, at Santa Ana Country Club two years ago. Favorite club to use: 5-wood Favorite course played: Pebble Beach Golf Links Hobbies outside of golf: Spend time with wife Doris, go...
May 11, 2006
U.S. OPEN QUALIFYING The annual rite of local qualifying for the U.S. Open is here and a slew of area residents will be vying for a spot in this year's tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. The largest contingent will be at Newport Beach Country Club on Wednesday. The field includes Newport Coast's Amit Chopra, Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club tournament director Sean Collins and Newport Beach Country Club champion Brian Lindley. Also entered at Newport Beach Country Club are Costa Mesa's Geoff Cochrane, Newport Beach native Steve Conway, Newport Coast resident Richard Johnson, Corona del Mar resident Scott Lucas, Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club member Tim Moyers, Newport Beach's Gavin Reid, Costa Mesa's Eric Vallely, Newport Beach's Stanley Watkins and Newport Beach resident Eric Woods.
June 17, 2010
Former UC Irvine men's golfer Kenny Kim begins play today at the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Kim, who played on two Big West Conference championship teams at UCI, is scheduled to tee off today at 2:42 p.m. on the first hole. His tee time is 9:12 a.m. Friday on the 10th hole. Kim qualified for the U.S. Open by shooting six-under 136 over 36 holes to tie for second at the June 7 qualifier at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. Kim shot 69 in his first round and 67 in the second.
June 19, 2010
Corona del Mar High striker Reed Williams has scored on the national stage. The senior was one of a dozen boys' soccer players making the ESPN RISE Winter All-American team after leading the Sea Kings to their first CIF Southern Section Division IV and CIF Southern California Regional Division II titles. The UCLA-bound Williams totaled 32 goals and 12 assists. The Sea Kings finished 27-1-1 and ranked No. 2 in the country by ESPN RISE. Other laurels Williams has received are the Gatorade California Boys' Soccer Player of the Year and the CIF Southern Section Division IV Offensive Player of the Year.
December 22, 2004
Club affiliation: Santa Ana Country Club Birthplace: Roswell, N.M. Residence: Newport Beach Golf handicap: 0 Age: 51 Favorite golf moment: Shooting 62 in the final round to win the Santa Ana Country Club senior stroke-play championship in rainy conditions Dec. 5 to win by six strokes in his first year of eligibility. Favorite club to use: Sand wedge Favorite course played: Tie between Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., and Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif.