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July 9, 2004 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Roy Moon was born and raised in Southern California and recently completed his eligibility at UCLA, so it's no surprise that the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship holds a special place for him. "There are so many good players in Southern California," said Moon, the defending champion. "It's a local tournament, but it's a big tournament." Its history gives it added importance.
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July 9, 2004 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Roy Moon was born and raised in Southern California and recently completed his eligibility at UCLA, so it's no surprise that the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship holds a special place for him. "There are so many good players in Southern California," said Moon, the defending champion. "It's a local tournament, but it's a big tournament." Its history gives it added importance.
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July 24, 1997
Throughout the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship at Lakeside Golf Club last weekend, recent Walker Cup selection Jason Gore of Valencia drew the largest gallery. That is, except for one hole. As Gore came up the 14th fairway, his gallery's attention quickly turned toward the adjacent seventh hole where former President George Bush was playing. "We weren't expecting a crowd," said one of the secret service agents who flanked Bush and his playing partners.
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July 15, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nico Bollini lost his lead in the final round of the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship but did not lose his composure. He felt the title slipping away on the first 10 holes during the final round Sunday at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, but, his shirt drenched with sweat in mid-90s San Fernando Valley heat, he kept a cool head and prevailed.
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July 14, 1999 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all began with the Southern California Golf Assn. There are more than 400 golf courses in Southern California and new ones continue to sprout. Nearly two million Southern Californians play the game, which is at an all-time high in popularity. And five men started it all when they met July 29, 1899, in a downtown Los Angeles bank and agreed to form a governing body with a sole directive: to preserve and protect the game of golf in Southern California.
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July 18, 1997 | PETER YOON
Players in the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship face an interesting challenge on the 6,534-yard, par-70 Lakeside Country Club course in Toluca Lake. There are only two par-five holes, both on the front nine. There are eight par fours and a par three on the back nine. Lakeside has hosted the SCGA three other times. George Von Elm won the last of his three championships there in 1927, Smiley Quick won the 1940 event and John W.
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July 14, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nico Bollini was born a scramblin' man. He has proved it since his days as a junior golfer and reaffirmed it by finishing fourth in the nation among college players in sand saves last season, his freshman year at USC. Bollini, 19, from Yorba Linda, did it again Saturday in the third round of the Southern Californian Golf Assn. Amateur Championship at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.
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June 6, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Coach Joe White doesn't expect too much from the Granada Hills High boys' team in the Southern California Golf Assn. championships today. Then again, his players have pleasantly surprised him all season. A dominant team in previous years, the Highlanders were expected to come back to the pack without three-time City individual champion Darren Angel, who completed his eligibility last year. It didn't happen.
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July 18, 1997
Twenty-three golfers with Orange County connections are entered in the 98th Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship, which starts today at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. A field of 94 will play two rounds today; the low 42 and ties will play Saturday and Sunday.
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July 23, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pat Duncan of Rancho Santa Fe, a landscape contractor who built a small golf course in the four-acre back yard of PGA star Craig Stadler, did a little work on the landscape of the Wilshire Country Club Sunday and won the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship. Duncan carved it up for an opening-round of 69 and three subsequent rounds of one-under-par 70 to win by a stroke over 20-year-old Paul Stankowski of Oxnard, the 1989 champion.
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July 14, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nico Bollini was born a scramblin' man. He has proved it since his days as a junior golfer and reaffirmed it by finishing fourth in the nation among college players in sand saves last season, his freshman year at USC. Bollini, 19, from Yorba Linda, did it again Saturday in the third round of the Southern Californian Golf Assn. Amateur Championship at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.
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July 23, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a competitive golfer to become successful, he must eventually learn the difference between a high finish and winning. For John Merrick, that time has arrived. Merrick, 19, from Long Beach, shot a final-round three-under-par 69 Sunday at La Jolla Country Club, fended off a late charge by his UCLA teammate Travis Johnson and won the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship.
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July 14, 1999 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all began with the Southern California Golf Assn. There are more than 400 golf courses in Southern California and new ones continue to sprout. Nearly two million Southern Californians play the game, which is at an all-time high in popularity. And five men started it all when they met July 29, 1899, in a downtown Los Angeles bank and agreed to form a governing body with a sole directive: to preserve and protect the game of golf in Southern California.
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July 24, 1997
Throughout the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship at Lakeside Golf Club last weekend, recent Walker Cup selection Jason Gore of Valencia drew the largest gallery. That is, except for one hole. As Gore came up the 14th fairway, his gallery's attention quickly turned toward the adjacent seventh hole where former President George Bush was playing. "We weren't expecting a crowd," said one of the secret service agents who flanked Bush and his playing partners.
SPORTS
July 18, 1997 | PETER YOON
Players in the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship face an interesting challenge on the 6,534-yard, par-70 Lakeside Country Club course in Toluca Lake. There are only two par-five holes, both on the front nine. There are eight par fours and a par three on the back nine. Lakeside has hosted the SCGA three other times. George Von Elm won the last of his three championships there in 1927, Smiley Quick won the 1940 event and John W.
SPORTS
July 18, 1997
Twenty-three golfers with Orange County connections are entered in the 98th Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship, which starts today at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. A field of 94 will play two rounds today; the low 42 and ties will play Saturday and Sunday.
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July 14, 1995 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. Not to mention onto the fairway. Trouble lurks everywhere. The Walrus here, the Great White Shark there. Now there's a Guppy, and it's carnivorous too. Jeff Sanday picked up the curious moniker while playing at Cal State Northridge, when his teammates noticed more than a passing resemblance to Greg Norman, a.k.a. the Shark. "I'm the albino golfer," Sanday said. Just like that, Sanday became the Baby Shark.
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July 23, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a competitive golfer to become successful, he must eventually learn the difference between a high finish and winning. For John Merrick, that time has arrived. Merrick, 19, from Long Beach, shot a final-round three-under-par 69 Sunday at La Jolla Country Club, fended off a late charge by his UCLA teammate Travis Johnson and won the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship.
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June 6, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Coach Joe White doesn't expect too much from the Granada Hills High boys' team in the Southern California Golf Assn. championships today. Then again, his players have pleasantly surprised him all season. A dominant team in previous years, the Highlanders were expected to come back to the pack without three-time City individual champion Darren Angel, who completed his eligibility last year. It didn't happen.
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July 14, 1995 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. Not to mention onto the fairway. Trouble lurks everywhere. The Walrus here, the Great White Shark there. Now there's a Guppy, and it's carnivorous too. Jeff Sanday picked up the curious moniker while playing at Cal State Northridge, when his teammates noticed more than a passing resemblance to Greg Norman, a.k.a. the Shark. "I'm the albino golfer," Sanday said. Just like that, Sanday became the Baby Shark.
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