Weekend Roundup: World Am, Calif. State Fair & more
Lyon Lazare of Villa Park, Calif. is the Gross Champion at the 2013
World Amateur Handicap Championship.
Lazare, a recent graduate from Chapman
University, fired a 7-over 79 at the rugged Dye
Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf Friday to win
the gross flight's championship. Lazare tied
senior champion Lynn Cormier in the final round
but won in a tiebreaker.
The focus on a gross championship began this
year. Sponsored by amateurgolf.com, prizes
were awarded to low gross competitors in each
of the World Am's five divisions. Low gross
winners, and the overall gross champion, were
awarded a 30th Annual World Amateur- logoed
Original Bag from Jones Golf, an
amateurgolf.com membership and more from
our sponsors and partners.
Lazare, who's equally known for his skills as a
musical composer and a golfer, medaled earlier
this year in a local U.S. Open qualifier. As a
senior at Chapman University, Lazare earned
All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference honors thanks to an average round
of 76.2 while leading his team in five of 12
Lazare won the Men 49-and-under division to
advance to Friday's championship round. Other
divisional low gross winners included: Mike
Westrum, Lynn Cormier, Ray Darmstadt and
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR: CODY
PALADINO TOPS LOADED FIELD
Cody Paladino bested a duo of Cal Bears to
take the 2013 California State Fair title at
Played at the Oaks' Mackenzie Course, the
83rd annual State Fair ended with Paladino
beating Cal's Joel Stalter and Brandon Hagy in
All three players finished the three-day event
at 14-under, 202. Paladino and Stalter clsoed
with 66 while Hagy shot 67.
Paladino opened play Friday with a 66 and
remained despite a terrific field at Haggin Oaks.
JEFF MURRY RALLIES FOR FORT WORTH
Jeff Murray trailed by a stroke entering
Sunday's final round, but a Sunday 68
propelling him into the lead at the 2013 Ft.
Worth City Amateur Championship, winning the
event by three shots.
First-round leader Mike Schille finished in a tie
for second place with Colby Amparan at 142
after a 72 on Sunday.
CANADIAN SENIOR: DAVID
SCHULTZ HOLDS OFF CHIP LUTZ
David Schultz held off a hard-charging Chip
Lutz to win his first Canadian Senior Amateur
Championship last week at The Briars Golf Club.
Heading into the final round with the lead,
Schultz managed to fend off the highly-ranked
American Lutz, who led early in the