An Repeats as Champion in 87th Pasadena City Men’s Championship

Kyle An of Aliso Viejo went virtually wire-to-wire and repeated as champion in the 87th Pasadena City Men’s Golf Championship by two strokes over Mitchell Fedorka of Upland at Brookside Men’s Golf Course in windy conditions on the grounds of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

An, a freshman at UCLA who won the tournament last year while still at Aliso Niguel High, carded a score of 71-67-75—213, one-under-par, while Fedorka, the men’s head golf coach at Claremont-Mudd- Scripps Colleges in Claremont, finished second at 75-68-72—215, followed by Ryan Kyaw of Chatsworth at 74-65-77—216.

Jessie Arian of La Crescenta shot 73-73-73—219 to tie for fourth with Scotland Schmidt of San Diego, who finished at 73-71-75—219, and Damon Krause of Los Angeles, who wound up at 76-69-74—219.

Goran Hagegard of La Canada Flintridge was seventh at 75-70-75—220, while Joshua Song of Diamond Bar carded a score of 77-72-73—222 to tie for eighth with Zach Schrademer of Altadena, who totaled 75-68-79—222, and Michael Zhang of San Diego, who came in at 72-71-79—222.

Tim Hogarth of Northridge, 56, who has won the Pasadena Men’s Golf Championship a record eight times among numerous other tournaments in Southern California and elsewhere, finished in  finished 19th at 76-68-81—225.

Other former of the winners Pasadena City Men’s Championship, which dates to 1929, include SoCal legends Johnny Dawson, Ellsworth Vines, Smiley Quick, Bruce McCormick, Ted Richards, Ed Fiori, Eric Woods, David Berganio, Dirk Jones, Craig Steinberg,  Michael Putnam, Dan Sullivan, Pat Abbott, Jack Gaines and Greg Bruckner.

The three-day Pasadena City Men’s Golf Championship raises funds to benefit The First Tee of Greater Pasadena. The First Tee is a nonprofit organization that provides golf instruction and life skills education to children from low-income families.

“I want to acknowledge the great support provided by Rose Bowl Operating Company and American Golf,” said Bob Baderian, Master Executive Director of First Tee–Greater Pasadena. “I want to acknowledge the fantastic support and numerous volunteer hours provided by the Brookside Men’s Club in making this year’s Pasadena City Championship one of the most successful events ever.”

The Pasadena City Men’s Golf Championship is an amateur event open to all male golfers with a USGA handicap index of 2.8 or lower. This year it featured a full field of 340 players.

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