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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.

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
Place  PtsScores
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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