May 30, 1989 |
Rob Atkin and Doug Schulein, Corona del Mar High School's No. 1 doubles team, have built a reputation for a flashy, exciting style of tennis that can dazzle fans and opponents. Of course, flash and dazzle don't always make for winning tennis. "I call Robbie and Doug my 'Low-Percentage Twins,' " said Corona del Mar Coach Dave Heffern. "They're always trying cute little stuff. Doug's notorious for these crazy between-the-legs shots, and Robbie for the difficult-angle shots." Saturday, at the Southern Section individual tennis championships at the SeaCliff Tennis Club in Huntington Beach, seniors Atkin and Schulein, The Times' athletes of the week, cut out the funny stuff.
August 27, 1992 |
Tiger Woods took his father's advice Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur Championship. Woods, a Western High School junior, followed his first-round 78 at Muirfield Village Golf Club with a six-under-par 66--the lowest round of the day at the more-forgiving Country Club at Muirfield Village. His even-par total was four shots below the qualifying figure for the match-play portion, which starts today. Georgia Tech senior David Duval was low qualifier at eight-under 136.
November 14, 1992
David Berganio, formerly of Alemany High, paced Arizona to a two-shot lead Friday after the opening round of the Golf World-Palmetto Dunes Collegiate at Palmetto Dunes Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Arizona State had a 9-over-par 297 for a four-shot edge in the 12-team women's field. Berganio, a senior, shot a 68 and Manny Zerman, a senior from Durban, South Africa, had a 69 to lead Arizona, the defending NCAA champion.
August 26, 1995 |
Defending champion Tiger Woods of Cypress won two matches Friday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur. The other two Orange County golfers who reached match play, Chris Tidland of Placentia and Scott Gibson of Huntington Beach, lost in the second round. Woods, who had only one bogey in 33 holes, defeated Chad Campbell of Andrews, Tex., 4 and 2, and then ousted Sean Knapp of Oakmont, Pa., 2 and 1. Knapp beat Woods' Stanford teammate, Notah Begay, to reach the field of 16.
March 2, 1989
The Valencia High School golf team won its 38th consecutive dual meet, beating Canyon, 406-418, in an 18-hole match Wednesday at Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia. The Tigers' streak extends over three seasons. Junior Chris Tidland of Valencia (1-0) was the medalist with a two-over-par 74. In other nonleague golf matches: Brea-Olinda 212, University 215 (nine holes)--Jeff Blass shot a four-over par 40 to lead Brea-Olinda (2-0) at the Rancho San Joaquin golf course.
August 26, 1992 |
Tiger Woods, the two-time national junior champion from Cypress, shot a six-over-par 78 in the first round of the 92nd U.S. Amateur Championship Tuesday at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. Woods was one under after 11 holes, but a quadruple bogey on No. 12 was the low point of a seven-over-par back nine. Doug Hauenstein, a 31-year-old from Aurora, Ohio, led the first round with a 66 on the much easier, 6,779-yard The Country Club of Muirfield course.
April 12, 1989
Karina Lee of Savanna High School set a school record in the discus as the Rebels defeated Anaheim, 86-30, in an Orange League girls' track and field meet Tuesday at Savanna. Lee's throw of 113 feet, 6 1/2 inches broke her school record by 10 feet. In another Orange League girls' meet: Valencia 96, Brea-Olinda 30--Heather Killeen ran 11:50.2 to win the two-mile race for host Valencia. In an Orange League boys' meet: Valencia 114, Brea-Olinda 21--Eric Whitcomb jumped 14 feet to win the pole vault for host Valencia.
May 22, 1990 |
By his reckoning, Dan Buchner of Dana Hills High School became a good golfer only after he stopped playing baseball, soccer and tennis and quit riding his skateboard. He started playing golf out of boredom, to kill an afternoon with some friends. "A couple of friends took me out and we hacked it around," said Buchner, a sophomore who has been playing only three years. About two years ago, he decided to get serious and took some golf lessons. "I thought I might want to stick with it," he said.
June 8, 1990 |
Midway through the Orange County all-star golf tournament Thursday at Santa Ana Country Club, Steve Dana of Corona del Mar High School saw a lead slipping away. Dana and partner Austin Maki of Estancia had started quickly but their opponents, Kengo Takahashi of Valencia and Steve Greenfield of Canyon, were closing fast. "We kind of knew we were losing it, so we picked it up a little bit and didn't lose it altogether," Dana said. They didn't lose at all.
October 9, 2006 |
It took Kevin Na only five minutes to get from his Rancho Cucamonga home to Empire Lakes Golf Course, but it took him nine months to recapture his game after a closing car door broke his right hand and effectively ended his year on the 2006 PGA Tour. Laughing his way through the last few holes, which included a near hole in one on No.