With 6th Pasadena City title, Hogarth becomes man to beat
Tim Hogarth (Cal Golf News photo)
Tim Hogarth (Cal Golf News photo)

PASADENA, Calif. (July 15, 2018) – Tim Hogarth has become the man to beat in the annual Pasadena City Amateur Championship. The 52-year-old won the event for a record sixth time on Sunday. It’s his sixth title since 2007 and third in the past four years.

Hogarth, of Northridge, Calif., finished three rounds at Brookside Golf Club at 5-under 209. He started the final round with back-to-back birdies and never looked back. An even-par 72 kept his chasers at bay.

Hogarth’s resume includes a win at the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links, a tournament the USGA discontinued after 2014. It earned him an invitation into the 1997 Masters. Hogarth also won four consecutive SCGA Mid-Amateur titles from 2007-10. He recently qualified for the U.S. Senior Open Championship at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. After opening with 70, the lowest score of any amateur, he followed with an 81 to miss the cut.

After Hogarth, the only other player to finish 54 holes under par at Brookside was Brandon Gama. He went 1 under on the back nine on Sunday to reach 1-under 71 for the day and 1-under 213 for the tournament. Gama, 31, qualified for the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur. The former Chico State player won the 2008 Santa Barbara City Championship.

Behind Gama, Freddy Esparza was three shots back at 2-over 216 followed by Tongun Lako Losarah at 4-over 218.

Results: Pasadena City Championship
1CATim HogarthNorthridge, CA10073-64-72=209
2CABrandon GamaSanta Barbara, CA6572-70-71=213
3CAFreddy EsparzaAlhambra, CA3075-67-74=216
4CATongun Lako LoSarahUpland, CA3075-73-70=218
T5CASapo King-RamosS. Pasadena, CA3071-74-75=220

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ABOUT THE Pasadena City Championship

The Pasadena City is a historic championship that dates back to 1929 and has long been one of Southern California's most prestigious tournaments. A WAGR counting event and SCGA Player of the Year points tournament. Proceeds from the Championship will support youth development programs for the First Tee of Greater Pasadena.

The Championship Flight is an open flight (no age limit) conducted over 54 holes. The field will be cut to the top 30% and ties after 36 holes, to play the finals on Course #1 Sunday.

Net Flights are open to all players 18 or older with 12-month low handicap index ranging from 2.7 to 31.5. The field will be divided into six flights to play over 54 holes. Cut after Saturday rounds to 30% and ties for all flights. Finals for all Net Flights are to be played on Course 1 on Sunday.

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