June 22, 2009
Steve Conway, a Newport Beach native playing in his first U.S. Open, shot nine over par through two rounds to miss the cut by five strokes. Conway, who finished tied for 117th place, started the first round with two pars, but had two bogeys and two double bogeys in the next four holes and finished the first round at 10-over-par 80. In the second round, Conway started with three birdies on holes one through three to get within three strokes...
June 9, 2004
Dennis Paulson, a former Costa Mesa High golfer, shot a 6-under-par 136 (67-69) at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J., Monday to tie for fourth and earn one of 22 spots into next week's U.S. Open golf championship after the 36-hole sectional qualifying round. Paulson, who has made the cut in all 11 PGA Tour events he has entered this year, was among a field of 138 golfers at Canoe Brook vying for entry into the championship, June 17-20 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. This will be Paulson's third trip to the U.S. Open.
August 18, 2004
Robert Caton, who works in the guest services department at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast, finished 12-over par through the first two days of stroke play of the United States Amateur golf championship, but failed to advance to the match-play portion of the tournament that begins today at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Caton, playing in his first U.S. Amateur, finished in a tie for 99th after...
May 5, 2004
Golfers with a dream of reaching the U.S. Open will converge at Newport Beach Country Club May 12 in local qualifying for the annual championship, scheduled June 17-20 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Golfers will tee off on Nos. 1 and 10 at Newport Beach beginning at 7 a.m. Play is open to the public. Here is a list of players scheduled to tee it up who live along the Golf Coast or belong to a club in the area: Justin Boatman, Santa Ana Country Club John Burokie, Santa Ana CC Michael Carpenter, Big Canyon Country Club Amit Chopra, Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club Steve Conway, Newport Beach David Franey, Newport Beach Steve Justice, Costa Mesa Robert Kaas, Costa Mesa G & CC Charles Kavanaugh, Shady Canyon Golf Club Laurent Khaiat, Mesa Verde Country Club Nick Lindesay, Newport Beach Jeremy May, Costa Mesa Hiroomi Narahara, Costa Mesa Dennis Reiland, Shady Canyon Jeff Rutherford, Big Canyon Monte Scheinblum, Newport Beach Eric Vallely, Newport Beach Golf Course Gregory Walker, Pelican Hill Golf Club Michael Walker, Big Canyon
July 11, 2004
Players like to describe the third round of a 72-hole tournament as "moving day." Another favorite bromide is that "pars win championships." One other piece of "conventional wisdom" heading into the 105th Southern California Golf Association amateur this year was that Hillcrest Country Club, a relatively short course (6,449 yards) with thick, U.S. Open-style rough and slick greens, would be a course where experience could be a deciding factor. All three epigrams came to the forefront in the third round of the nation's second-oldest continuously contested golf championship.
July 1, 2003
Steve Conway, a Newport Beach resident, shot 4-under par, 284, to finish in second place in the 104th Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship on Sunday at Torrey Pines Golf Course. A senior-to-be at UCLA and a graduate of Rancho Santa Margarita High, Conway finished two strokes behind Bruins teammate Roy Moon, though he pressured Moon with a pair of birdies on the final two holes of the 72-hole tournament, played on the south course at Torrey Pines.
May 26, 2004
Bryce Alderton Steve Conway had only played Newport Beach Country Club a handful of times since he took up golf at age 9. But the seasoned 22-year-old Newport Beach resident and senior on the UCLA men's golf team played as if it was his home course, firing a 4-under-par 67 in U.S. Open local qualifying May 12. Conway, along with Santa Ana Country Club's Justin Boatman and Newport Beach's Eric Vallely, a former three-sport...
May 11, 2006
It's hard to tell from all of the golf tournaments he plays, but Newport Beach native Steve Conway is waiting. The former Santa Margarita High and UCLA star has had plenty of time in the sun. Now, he's out to prove his sun is still rising ? but it's a waiting game. Conway hopes for a chance to prove himself at the highest level possible, the PGA Tour. The way he's been playing recently, he may be well on his way. Conway, who's playing on the A.G. Spanos developmental tour, scored his first top-10 finish of the season at an event April 25-27 at Teal Bend Golf Club in Sacramento.
May 5, 2005
BRYCE ALDERTON A few Tuesdays back, Steve Conway drove from Newport Beach to Mission Viejo Country Club for a practice session only to find, upon arrival, that he couldn't golf there that day. The greens appeared as if freshly fallen snow covered them. Actually, a layer of sand covered the greens after the annual spring rite of punching holes in the ground to help grass grow. Course maintenance seems the only way to halt, if even for a day or afternoon, Conway's dedication and drive in a sport he hopes to make into a full-time profession.