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April 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Pate fired a 67 today to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the $625,000 Chunichi Crowns Open. Pate, who started the second round one shot off the pace, is 7-under-par for the tournament at 133. He had a 33 on the front nine and a 34 on the back nine of the 6,473-yard, par-70 Nagoya Golf Club's Wago course.
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March 16, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
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September 22, 1989 | Associated Press
Steve Pate, Billy Andrade and Rick Fehr each shot a six-under-par 64 Thursday for a share of the lead in the first round of the $400,000 Southern Open golf tournament at Green Island Country Club. One shot back were Kenny Knox and Ray Barr Jr., while defending champion David Frost was at 70. The field is missing 12 of the top American players who are competing in the Ryder Cup.
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May 11, 2006 | GOLF NOTES, Times Staff Writer
What would a golf course designed by a player whose nickname is the Volcano look like? Combustible tee markers? Lava flows instead of water hazards? Roped-off club-throwing areas? Steve Pate, who earned a reputation for his temper during his 23-year PGA Tour career, didn't actually include any of those features in the first course he helped design, Monarch Dunes at Nipomo, which officially opens today.
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February 21, 1988 | BOB WOLF
No, Steve Pate isn't superstitious. Yes, he considers it strictly coincidental that he has played his best golf of the year in the San Diego area. Whatever the reason, Pate could become the second golfer to achieve the San Diego Double on the PGA Tour. In the 19 years that two PGA events have been played here, only Tom Watson has won both in the same year, in 1980.
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January 1, 1989 | Mal Florence
It's understandable if Steve Pate is partial to the San Diego area. The PGA Tour was in its early stages last year and he had already won two tournaments. The former UCLA All-American won the MONY Tournament of Champions at La Costa followed by a victory in the Shearson Lehman Hutton Open, formerly known as the San Diego Open. "My goal last year was to win twice and I did it in San Diego, so I'd have to say it's been a pretty good area for me," Pate said.
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January 14, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Scott Verplank, who said he put too much pressure on himself in his first 2 years on the PGA Tour, applied some pressure of his own Friday in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Verplank shot a 65 for a 13-under-par 203 after 54 holes of the tournament. There has been a different name atop the leader board after every round.
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February 16, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Torrey Pines has always been considered a hacker's delight. Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the 36-hole municipal course has afforded everyday golfers the opportunity to play in a country club setting. This week, it has become a friendly haven for also-rans on the PGA Tour. The last time Steve Pate won on the PGA Tour, it was here in 1988, and here he is again, tied with Dan Forsman at 12-under-par 132 for the second-round lead of the Shearson Lehman Brothers Open.
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June 25, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The sudden emergence of Steve Pate on the leader board of the Atlanta Golf tournament last week came as a surprise to most followers of the golf tour, but not to those who knew him at the La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara or at UCLA where he was an All- America selection in 1983. Pate, 24, in his first year on the tour, lost Sunday to Wayne Levi on the second hole of a playoff. In 13 previous professional starts, Pate had done no better than a tie for 53rd at Doral.
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September 26, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former UCLA golfer Steve Pate suffered bruises to his ribs Wednesday night when a caravan of limousines taking him and some other members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team to a dinner in Charleston collided in a three-car accident. No other players were injured. Pate and Shannon Pavin, wife of former UCLA and Ryder Cup player Corey Pavin, were taken to Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Charleston. Shannon Pavin was treated for an elbow injury and released immediately.
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August 2, 2002 | From Associated Press
Steve Pate capitalized on a five-point eagle and favorable playing conditions to forge a first-round lead Thursday in the International at Castle Rock, Colo. Pate finished with 11 points under the modified Stableford scoring system used in this event. He was a point ahead of Billy Mayfair and Rich Beem. Duffy Waldorf, Australian John Senden, Heath Slocum, Hank Kuehne and Jeff Quinney were at nine.
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July 13, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Pate has no confidence in his golf game, he has no control over his shots and he has no idea how he will play over the weekend in the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship. What he has, however, is the tournament lead after shooting rounds of 71 and 69 in the first two rounds Friday at El Caballero Country Club for a two-round total of two-under-par 140.
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August 20, 2000
Tiger Woods 66-67-70--203 -13 Scott Dunlap 66-68-70--204 -12 Bob May 72-66-66--204 -12 J.P.
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April 10, 2000
278 (-10)--$828,000 Vijay Singh: 72-67-70-69 281 (-7)--$496,800 Ernie Els: 72-67-74-68 282 (-6)--$266,800 Loren Roberts: 73-69-71-69 David Duval: 73-65-74-70 284 (-4)--$184,800 Tiger Woods: 75-72-68-69 285 (-3)--$165,600 Tom Lehman: 69-72-75-69 286 (-2)--$143,367 Davis Love III: 75-72-68-71 Phil Mickelson: 71-68-76-71 Carlos Franco: 79-68-70-69 287 (-1)--$124,200 Hal Sutton: 72-75-71-69 288 (E)--$105,800 Nick Price: 74-69-73-72 Greg Norman: 80-68-70-70 Fred Couples: 76-72-70-70 289
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July 19, 1999 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eventually, John Pate figured, he would have to win the SCGA Amateur championship. The older brother of PGA Tour player Steve Pate held leads late in the tournament four times in the last 10 years, but hadn't finished higher than third. On Sunday, he didn't have a chance to let a lead slip away. He did not have it. At least not until his birdie putt on the 18th hole on Industry Hills' Eisenhower course dropped, giving him a one-shot victory over Scott McGhion of Bermuda Dunes.
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April 11, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
There was a time when Steve Pate was an accident waiting to happen. Usually, he didn't have to wait very long. He once bruised his hip in a traffic accident when he was on his way to a Ryder Cup banquet. One time a few years ago, Pate was driving back from the Phoenix Open and his car rear-ended a slow-moving truck on the freeway. Pate fractured his right wrist and broke a bone in his right hand. A few months later, he tripped on a boat dock at Lake Powell and cracked a bone in his other wrist.
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November 21, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An analogy of Steve Pate's 1991 season on the PGA Tour: You earn a trip to the California lottery's Big Spin. You are so excited that in the days leading up to this moment of a lifetime you absent-mindedly pluck all the fur off your cat. Finally, the big day arrives and you pull the handle of the Big Spin wheel. The 300-pound wheel falls on your head. You lose. Pate worked for two years for a chance at golf's Big Spin, a berth on the Ryder Cup team. He was excited beyond belief.
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January 24, 1988 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
Under the swaying chandeliers of the ultra-lavish La Costa Country Club's clubhouse--a clubhouse that has more expensive restaurants than many cities in this country--the search was on for golfer Steve Pate, an entrant in the PGA's exclusive Tournament of Champions. A security guard stationed outside the players' locker room was asked if perhaps Pate recently had passed by. "No, sir," he replied. "Haven't seen him." He was then asked if he actually knew what Pate looked like.
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January 25, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is golf's magic number--59. It's the ultimate lowdown, the most of the least, the sum total of greatness when the only thing suitable for writing it down on your scorecard is a gold pen. For David Duval, it was his final-round score Sunday, the one that won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, an almost numbingly routine-looking 59 that moved him past the 12 players who began the day in front of him, allowed him to collect a $540,000 winner's check and...
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