Hogarth wins ninth Los Angeles City title in a comeback
Tim Hogarth (Photo submitted)
Tim Hogarth had some work to do entering the fourth and final round of the Los Angeles City Championship on Sunday. As professional golf’s best battled for a U.S. Open title farther north in the state, Los Angeles’ best battled for the city title.
Hogarth entered the day five shots off the pace set by defending champion Damon Krause, but by the end of the day had a one-shot advantage. This amounts to Hogarth’s ninth Los Angeles City title.
Hogarth, the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, spent the whole week chasing Krause. Krause opened with a 64 to Hogarth’s 66 at Griffith Park Golf Course, then increased his lead from two shots to five shots with a second-round 70 while Hogarth had 73. The two had matching rounds of 1-under 71 in the third round.
When Hogarth posted a final-round 67, it allowed him to close the gap on Krause, who had 73.
Hogarth is a fixture in California golf lore, having won several SCGA titles as well as his nine Los Angeles City Championship crowns. He qualified for last year’s U.S. Senior Open but missed the cut, and has qualified for that event again this year.
ABOUT THE Los Angeles City
72 Hole Stroke Play at Griffith Park (Wilson and
Harding) and Rancho Park Golf Course. The field will
be cut to 48 players and ties for the weekend. To
qualify to play in the Championship Flight you must
have an index of 3.5 or less. If you do not have an
official index number you may play in the
Championship Flight but you must provide a letter
from your PGA Golf Professional or College Coach
stating your ability to play in the Championship
and you will be placed at the end of the field. The
Maximum number of entries is 148. If entries are
oversubscribed players will be put on standby list in
order of applications received.
Handicap Flights play 54 Holes of Stroke Play. The
field will be cut to 30 players (top 6 in each flight)
Sunday’s final round.
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