Tim Hogarth wins an amazing ninth Kelly Cup title
BURBANK, Calif. (April 24, 2016) -- He's won the tournament four-straight times, and one other. And today Tim Hogarth of Northridge gave life to another run, winning his third-straight Kelly Cup title at Burbank's Lakeside Golf Club.
The impeccably manicured host course counts dozens of Hollywood celebrities on its membership roster, in a perfect location below Universal Studios and just a block or two from Warner Brothers.
Hogarth's game travels well, and as a past USGA Public Links champion he competed in the Masters. But there is something about Lakeside that particularly suits his game. It requires a precision tee and iron game, but equally important the ability to get up-and-down from some healthy rough that surrounds the Max Behr-designed club's small greens. Oh, and while on those slick surfaces your putter better be cooperating.
Hogarth didn't fire the lowest round of the tournament, but after opening with a round of 74 he posted two straight rounds of even-par 70 on the 6714 yard layout. His tournament total of 4-over 214 was good for a 4-shot victory over Tyler Crawford of Indio.
Crawford posted the lowest round of the tournament on Sunday -- a final round 67-- to finish in solo second (6-over) while Robert Funk of Canyon Lake closed with 68 to finish in third at 7-over.
ABOUT THE Kelly Cup
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,
every player is eligible to win the overall
competition. There is also a senior flight for ages 55
Prizes are awarded in each flight, with
all first-place ties broken by sudden-death
playoff.Tim Hogarth has captured the title an
amazing 9 times.
Host course Lakeside Golf Club is one of
California's finest with a long history of competitive
golf. Celebrity contestants have included Bing
Crosby (who was a club champ) and more recently
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