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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW '98

GOLF / Players to Watch

March 17, 1998

* Brett Armstrong, Mission Viejo, Jr.

* David Barbera, Brea Olinda, Sr.

* Dalen DeMary, Valencia, Sr.

* Brett Dolch, Los Alamitos, Jr.

* Jimmy Dunn, Santa Margarita, Sr. (LMU)

* Dave Lauder, Servite, Sr.

* Will Luciano, Servite, Sr.

* Candie Kung, Fountain Valley, Jr.

* Tom Osseck, Santa Margarita, Sr.

* Dusty Schmidt, Sunny Hills, Jr.

* Brian Sinay, University, So.

* Ron Won, University, Jr.

* Yon Yim, Woodbridge, Sr. (USC)

League Favorites

Century: Villa Park. Empire: Sunny Hills. Garden Grove: Rancho Alamitos. Golden West: Servite. Olympic: Orange Lutheran. Orange: Brea Olinda. Pacific Coast: University. Sea View: Santa Margarita. South Coast: Dana Hills. Sunset: Huntington Beach.

Key Dates

April 27, Southern Section girls' individual finals, Mission Lakes, Desert Hot Springs. May 11, Southern Section regionals, various sites. May 18, Southern Section team finals, Canyon Country Club, Palm Springs. May 26, Southern Section individual finals, Friendly Hills, Whittier. June 2, SCGA team and individual finals, SCGA Members Course, Temecula.

1996 Final Poll

1. University; 2. Santa Margarita; 3. Villa Park; 4. Servite; 5. Sunny Hills; 6. Brea Olinda; 7. Los Alamitos; 8. Huntington Beach; 9. Aliso Niguel; 10. Mission Viejo.

Notes

Girls' golf teams will continue to play this spring, but the sport will begin its Southern Section-sanctioned season this fall, complete with team championships . . . University sophomore Brian Sinay won the Southern Section individual championship last season. The last county player to win as a freshman was Tiger Woods . . . Santa Margarita returns the core of a team that won the SCGA title last season. How deep are the Eagles? Jimmy Pittenger, an All-Sea View League selection, played in four of the team's first five matches, but the Eagles didn't use his score twice. And Santa Margarita has the most talented freshman class Coach Tim O'Hara has seen in his four years at the school . . . Although Brea Olinda added brothers Brad and Alex Oh, who transferred from Cerritos, the Wildcats will lose their home course March 29 when Imperial closes.

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