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Historic Kelly Cup begins play this weekend
23 Apr 2008
see also: Kelly Cup Invitational Golf Tournament, Lakeside Golf Club

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TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. (April 24, 2008)--Even if you haven't heard of it, you may still have seen the historic Lakeside Golf Club, where Bobby Jones filmed his 1931 golf movies.

The tournament -- named for one of California's most accomplished amateurs of the '30s and '40s, Roger Kelly -- marks its 25th anniversary this weekend. Kelly's record is too long to list here. Some highlights: he won the SCGA Amateur (1936), the California State Amateur (1937 and 1938), the California Open (1936), and twice captured the Crosby Pro-Am (one of those victories with the legendary Sam Snead).

Mr. Kelly passed away on November 20, 2004, but his legend will live on forever at Lakeside, where a bronze trophy of him stands near the clubhouse. It is safe to say that he would be proud to see his club host the California State Amateur, which it will do in 2008.

This year Tim Hogarth will go for his fourth straight title, and sixth overall.

amateurgolf.com will have scores from the Kelly Cup next Monday.

ABOUT THE Kelly Cup Invitational

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Invitational tournament contested in honor of Lakeside Golf Club's finest amateur golfer, Roger Kelly, who was at the top of California amateur golf in the 1930's.

The tournament is flighted by handicap, although every player is eligible to win the overall competition. Prizes are awarded in each flight, with all first-place ties broken by sudden-death playoff. The top 16 players after 36 holes advance to the final day of stroke play to determine the Kelly Cup Champion. Tim Hogarth has captured the title an amazing 9 times.

Host course Lakeside Golf Club is one of Southern California's finest with a long history of competitive golf. Celebrity members have included Bing Crosby (who was a club champ) and more recently Justin Timberlake.

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