GLF: Hogan wins Goleta City by four strokes

Jonny Hogan at Glen Annie on Sunday.

Jonny Hogan at Glen Annie on Sunday.

 

Jonny Hogan put together the only under-par round of the Goleta City Championship on Sunday to break free of the field for a four-stroke victory at Glen Annie Golf Course.

Hogan’s 2-under 69 paved the way to the Santa Barbara City College player’s first city championship.

“I just played my own game and stayed really focused,” Hogan said. “My caddie (Manny Manzone) really kept me motivated to do well today and I really stayed within my own limits.”

Two birdies on holes No. 6 and No. 7 were crucial in giving Hogan the confidence to win.

Jesse Yam, pictured teeing off on No. 17, placed second overall.

Jesse Yam, pictured teeing off on No. 17, placed second overall.

“It turned my day around in two holes,” Hogan said. “Once I got that second birdie I had enough confidence to keep going on to the back.”

Hogan was in the final group with Jesse Yap, Brett Patton and Joshua Shou. Yap was in a position to win until the wheels came off down the stretch. Yap bogeyed holes 15, 17 and 18 to sink into a second-place tie with Alton Anderson.

A three-foot putt on hole No. 17 lipped out, taking some of the pressure off of Hogan on the last hole.

“I just had to make a putt and I couldn’t make a putt,” said Yap, a member of the Cal Poly golf team. “I just went for the one on 17 and hit it a little too hard.”

Guy Ewen and Oliver Rheinfurth rounded out the top 5 in the championship flight.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Megan Caird won the women’s championship with a two-day gross score of 164. Beth Rinehold finished three strokes back.

Rob Schiff was champion in the 1st Net Flight with a net score of 139. Schiff’s 67 on Saturday allowed him to maintain his overall lead after a 72 on Sunday.

Clayton Hunt, competing in the 2nd Net Flight, shot a hole-in-one on Saturday to win the closest pin competition. Hunt’s tee shot found its target on the par-3 11th.

 

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