Hogarth Pulls Ahead at the Southern California PubLinks
Tim Hogarth carries a two-shot lead into the final round<br>(SCGA photo)
Tim Hogarth carries a two-shot lead into the final round
(SCGA photo)
PASADENA, CA (August 12, 2017) - Tim Hogarth of Northridge, CA went five under over his last seven holes, including two eagles, to shot a four-under 66 and take a two shot lead into the final round of the Southern California Public Links Championship at Brookside Golf Club.

Hogarth and Tyler Schafer came into the round tied for the lead at four-under after matching 68s on the #1 Course at Brookside.

Related: SCGA Public Links: Hogarth, Schafer share Day One Lead

The field moved over to the par-70 #2 Course for round two, where a pair of golfers shot the low rounds of the tournament. Ryan Miranda of Los Angeles and Brandon Mai of Poway each had a five-under 65, with Mai making four birdies in the last five holes. Miranda moved up to solo second place, two shots behind Hogarth, while Mai is tied for third, four shots back.

Hogarth played a flawless front nine of two under par but ran into trouble at the start of the back nine, bogeying the par-three 10th and making double at the par-five 11th. Little did he know he would play his next five holes in 14 shots.

Hogarth started his run by making birdie at the par-three 12th. After a par at 13, he made an eagle two at the drivable par-four 14th. Another par was followed by yet another eagle, this time on the par-five 16th. Two pars to finish and it was a 66 for an eight-under 134 total.

Behind Hogarth and Miranda sit three players--Jonathan Rodriguez-Minkoff (Los Angeles), Chad Hambright (Lake Elsinore) and Mai--tied for third place at four under 138.

Schafer had a one-over 71 and is alone in sixth at three under 139.

Hogarth will be tough to catch. He is a seasoned competitive amateur with a career full of wins in Southern California and beyond, most famously his win in the 1996 U.S. Public Links.

His most recent win came in the Pasadena City Championship earlier in the summer.

Hogarth has been in the mix all season long in Southern California Golf Association events but is yet to pick up a victory, having finished tied for 10th at the Southern California Amateur and tied for 12th at the Southern California Mid-Amateur.

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
1CABrandon MaiPoway, CA18073-65-71=209
2CATim HogarthNorthridge, CA12068-66-75=209
T3CAWilliam WellsLemon Grove, CA6072-72-66=210
T3CAGenki TamashiroTorrance, CA6069-71-70=210
T5CANewport LaparojkitMontebello, CA6071-70-70=211

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