Sean Birren wins Southern California Public Links
Sean Birren
Sean Birren

PASADENA, Calif. — Sean Birren of La Verne posted a smooth, final-round 70 at Course No. 1 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena to secure a four-shot win at the Southern California Public Links Amateur Championship.

Birren, who last month won a playoff at the Industry Hills City Championship, made 16 pars and two birdies on Sunday, moving ahead of second-round leader Daniel Yang of San Diego. Yang, whose 68 and 64 in the first two rounds gave him a one-shot lead entering Sunday, fired 75 and fell back into a tie for second place with David Kim of Buena Park.

The 54-hole tournament, which was cut down to the top-30 and ties after 36 holes, was conducted at both courses at Brookside, with the final round taking place at the more difficult of the two — Course No. 1.

Clayton Yamaguchi of Los Angeles, as well as defending champion Jeff Coburn of Temecula, tied for fourth place at six-under par 208, with Yamaguchi firing 69 on the final day to jump into the top five.

Results For Southern California Public Links Championship
1CASean BirrenLa Verne, CA18067-66-70=203
T2CADavid KimFullerton, CA12072-66-69=207
T2CADaniel YangSan Diego, CA12068-74-75=207
T4CAClayton YamaguchiLos Angeles, CA6067-72-69=208
T4CAJeff CoburnRancho Santa Margarita, CA6068-68-72=208

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The SCGA Public Links Championship is formerly the PLGA Amateur Championship, which started in 1968. This Championship is open to amateurs who are members of the SCGA who have a current Handicap Index of 5.4 or below at the time of registration. Players who are listed on a private or semi-private club’s member roster are ineligible. The Championship will have 104 players compete over 54 holes of stroke play with the top 30 players and ties advancing after 36 holes to the final round.

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