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Crawford to Coach UCI Women


Kelly Crawford has been named women's golf coach at UC Irvine, the school announced Tuesday.

Crawford, who coached last year at Portland State, will be the first women's golf coach at UC Irvine, which will begin competition in 2001-02.

A 1990 graduate of Sacramento State, Crawford played the LPGA Tour in 1992.


The Junior Amateur Golf Scholars' inaugural tournament will be Dec. 21-22 at California Country Club in the City of Industry.

The Cypress-based organization plans a year-round schedule built on improving the mental and physical skills for junior golfers ages 13-18. Members are required to maintain a minimum grade-point average and will receive playing privileges and access to educational seminars covering a wide variety of golf topics.

Information: (714) 952-3316.


Tom McCutcheon of Los Alamitos was co-medalist with Leland Davis of Thousand Oaks in SCGA Senior Amateur qualifying when he shot one-over-par 73 Monday at Mission Viejo Country Club.

Other county residents advancing to the SCGA Senior Amateur Championship Sept. 11-12 at Mesa Verde Country Club were Jack Takimoto of Fullerton, William Steinreide of Dana Point, Larry Hampsten of Laguna Niguel, Van Rhebeck of Laguna Hills, Robert Teeter of Orange, Dave Hellman of Mission Viejo, Robert Cordova of Laguna Niguel, James Wilson of Laguna Niguel, Barry Leigh of Huntington Beach and Curtis Teal of Laguna Woods.

Tee Times

A look at upcoming tournaments in the region or major events involving top regional players:

* 28-29: SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship, Virginia CC, Long Beach.

* 30: U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying, Candlewood CC, Whittier.

* 31: SCGA Senior Amateur qualifying, SCGA Members' Club, Murrieta.

* 1-4: AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic, Magnolia Grove Golf Club, Mobile, Ala.

* 2: Inland Empire Amateur Championship, Menifee Lakes GC, Menifee.

* 2-4: Ventura County Championship, Buenaventura GC and Olivas Park GC.

* 5: U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying, Oak Valley GC, Beaumont.

* 5: Southern Area Fostercare Effort (SAFE) tournament, Strawberry Farms GC. Cost is $220, format is team scramble. Benefits abused and neglected children. Information: 714-939-3090.

* 10-12: PGA International Golf Show, Las Vegas.

* 11-12: SCGA Senior Amateur Championship, Mesa Verde CC.

* 12: American Lung Assn. tournament, PGA West Nicklaus Course, La Quinta. Cost is $95. Information: 800-950-4653.

* 18-20: SCPGA Section Championship, PGA of Southern California GC, Calimesa.

* 20-21: SCGA Four-ball net championship, Palm Valley CC, Palm Desert.

* 25: SCPGA Greg Norman Tour Championship, PGA West, Norman Course, La Quinta.

* 25-27: SCPGA Senior Section Championship, PGA of Southern California GC, Calimesa.

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