LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 10, 2007)-- When Tim Hogarth won the Los Angeles City Amateur Golf Championship last year, he had to go extra holes to finish it off. This year there were no such dramatics as the Northridge resident won a record sixth title by a whopping nine shots over Ed Repanich of Los Angeles and Doug Fortner of Tustin at Rancho Park GC.
Tim Hogarth won his sixth Los Angeles City Amateur Championship by six shots.
Hogarth and 2005 champion Tye Alexander were tied after the first two rounds (played at Griffith Park's Harding and Wilson courses) but Hogarth turned it up several notches with final rounds of 68-66 at Rancho Park to run away with the title. Overall, Hogarth shot 67-70-68-66 -- 271, 15 under par for the four rounds.
Repanich (69-69-73-69) and Fortner (71-72-70-67) each finished at 280, a shot in front of Sang Hyun and Matthew Ryan. Alexander, who shot 72-65 in the first two rounds, faded with final rounds of 72-77.
The win continues a brilliant spring for Hogarth, who earlier this year captured the SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship by a record-breaking eight shots at Mission Viejo CC, won his fifth overall and third straight Kelly Cup at Lakeside GC, and then captured the Pasadena City Amateur at Brookside GC.
In addition to last year, Hogarth -- winner of the 1996 USGA Amateur Public Links, 1999 California Amateur and SCGA Mid-Amateur and 2004 SCGA Amateur -- also captured L.A. City title in 1996, 1999, 2000 & 2001.
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--Story courtesy SCGA