Randy Haag of Orinda simply keeps on winning.
The 63-year-old Haag made an eagle on the 18th hole and defeated Dennis Martin of Los Angeles to win in the inaugural Soboba Springs Senior Challenge at Soboda Springs Golf Course in San Jacinto.
“I hit maybe one of the best shots of my life into 18 to set up an eagle,” said Haag, who has won more than 100 Northern California Amateur Championship events and is a four-time NCGA Player of the Year. “I had 202 yards to the pin, 185 of which was over water. I hit a six-iron and it just soared up the mountain and I watched it roll to a foot and a half from the hole.
|“Winning certainly never gets old, especially at my age.” Haag, who won the California Senior Amateur Championship each of the last two years among seven titles since 2020, carded a score of 70-74-67—211, two-under-par, while Martin was second at 73-69-70—212, while Jon Lindstrom of Broomfield, Colo., was third at 71-71-71—213.|
|Craig Steinberg of Van Nuys shot 72-71-77—220 to tie for fourth with Scott Anderson Jr. of Bakersfield, who finished at 73-73-74—220, while Rob Campbell of Newbury Park totaled 74-74-75—223 to tie for sixth with Kirk Rose of San Clemente, who wound up at 77-73-73—223. Steve McPherson of Hemet carded a score of 74-74-77—225 to tie for eighth with Brigham Gibbs of Salt Lake City, who finished at 77-74-74—225, while Fred Mills of Trabuco Canyon shot 73-71-83—227 to tie for Mike Combs of Roswell, Ga., who came in at 80-73-74—227.|
|David Uihara of Brea claimed the Super Senior Division title with a score of 82-73-72—227, winning by four strokes over Jeff Gipner of Oceanside, who finished at 75-80-76—231, while James Salvar totaled 82-79-28—239 to tie for third with Anthony Calazzo of Concord, who wound up at 80-81-78—239, and Samuel Kent of The Woodlands, Texas, who came in at 76-79-84—239. Charles Harris of Beaumont was sixth at 84-77-79—240, followed by Steve Cribari of La Quinta of 83-78-82—243, Dave Bell of Phoenix at 85-75-74—244, Steve Wilson of Solana Beach at 85-82-80—247 and Mark Anderson of Newport Beach at 90-87-98—275.|
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