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Sullivan, Hogarth lead SCGA Pub Links
Tim Hogarth
Tim Hogarth
PASADENA, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2013) — The SCGA Public Links Championship kicked off its third-straight appearance at Brookside GC in Pasadena Friday, and some of the club's most familiar faces again find themselves leading the pack at this 54-hole event. Defending champion and Brookside GC member Dan Sullivan and 2011 champion and former Brookside GC member Tim Hogarth each shot 4-under par 67s on Course No. 1 to take a share of the Round 1 lead. All 100 competitors will switch over to Course No. 2 Saturday morning before the 36-hole cut which will send the top 30 golfers into Sunday's final round.

"Winning the event last year was definitely a highlight for me, so I wanted to come back and play well," said Sullivan, who's win last year was his first SCGA individual title. "I'm glad I was able to play so well."

Sullivan's round got off to a rocky start, as the SCGA Tournament veteran bogied the par 4, 316-yard first hole. He would put together a clean score card the rest of the way, however, bring his score back to even par at the turn before carding four birdies on his back nine. He was able to match Hogarth's score with a tough birdie on the par 4, 443-yard No. 18, one of just seven golfers to shoot under par on the course's finishing hole.

Hogarth, a member of Los Canyons GC but former longtime member of Brookside, had a colorful scorecard Friday, mixing three bogeys in with his seven birdies. He was able to take advantage of the course's shorter holes, collecting birdies on two of Brookside's three par 3s, as well as the longer ones, recording under par scores on both of the course's par 5s.

Sitting just one stroke behind the two veterans are Joshua Shou of Los Angeles and Kyle Pollema of Lakewood. Tied for fifth place is 2013 SCGA Foursomes Champion Dick Engel and Rancho Santa Margarita resident Jeff Coburn.Tee times for the tournament's second round begin at 7 a.m. The net flight of the event begins Saturday, with 65 golfers teeing off on Course No. 1 at 7 a.m. The net flight will then also conclude on Sunday.

ABOUT THE Southern California Public Links

The competition is open to amateurs who are members of a SCGA club (public or affiliate) who have a current USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 8.4 and do not have playing privileges, a membership or a handicap index at a course or club which the general public is excluded.

Exceptions: A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges of a course which general public is excluded when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which he (for this Championship, the gender referenced is understood to include both genders) is a student; this includes members of a golf team when privileges are awarded at private facilities, the entire team on an equal basis, and are only available during the traditional school year competitive golf season, or (2) a Federal armed service of which he is a member or retired member, or (3) an industry by which he is employed.

Format: One 18-hole stroke play qualifying round. 120 players, including exempts will advance to the championship. Players may only attempt to qualify once.

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Results For Southern California Public Links Golf Championship
1CAJeff CoburnRancho Santa Margarita, CA18070-67-69=206
2CADan SullivanPasadena, CA12067-71-69=207
T3SingaporeJoshua ShouSingapore6068-70-72=210
T3CAKyle PollemaLakewood, CA6068-67-75=210
5CAAnthony MelilloDuarte, CA6071-67-73=211

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