Hogarth gets another LA golf title in city match play
Tim Hogarth (LA City Golf photo)
Tim Hogarth (LA City Golf photo)

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 5, 2018) – Tim Hogarth has captured another Los Angeles City title, bringing his total number of victories to nine. Hogarth’s Sunday victory in the Los Angeles City Match Play is his second in this event, and goes with seven Los Angeles City Championship (stroke play) titles.

The match-play event was contested over two consecutive weekends at three Los Angeles area courses: Wilson, Harding and Rancho Park (final match). Hogarth easily made it through the opening rounds. He defeated Darrell Wyatt, 5 and 3, in the Round of 32 on July 29. He went on that afternoon to defeat Matthew Gunson, 6 and 5, before a week’s hiatus.

Hogarth came back on Aug. 4 and made similarly short work of Hisham Hussein, 5 and 3. A semifinal match against Ryan Kyaw was his closest call of the tournament. Kyaw took Hogarth to the 17th hole before Hogarth prevailed, 2 and 1.

Hogarth met Richard Kim, last year’s Los Angeles City Match Play runner-up, in the final match on Aug. 5. Kim’s path to the final had included knocking off current L.A. City champion Damon Krause in a 21-hole quarterfinal battle.

Hogarth eventually won when he knocked in an 8-footer for birdie at No. 15 to seal a 4-and-3 victory.

A year ago, Hogarth made it to the semifinals in this event before he lost to eventual champion, Wooyoung Choi.

Hogarth is a decorated player in the Los Angeles area who frequents SCGA and USGA events (he competed in this summer’s U.S. Senior Open as an amateur). He is also a USGA champion, having won the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links, a tournament that has since been discontinued.

Hogarth’s roots are firmly entrenched in public golf. The 52-year-old also won his sixth Pasadena City Championship last month.

“I’ve supported those tournaments my whole golfing career,” Hogarth said.

You can read more about Hogarth’s storied amateur career here.

ABOUT THE Los Angeles City Match Play

18 Hole stroke play qualifying round from which the low 64 players advance to match play. Players USGA index must not have exceeded 4.2 during the months of May, June, July.

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