Tim Hogarth of Northridge captured the Pasadena City Championship for the fourth straight time and record eighth overall, beating Pete Griffith of Westlake Village by four strokes at Brookside Golf Club on the grounds of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Hogarth, who will be 55 in June, posted a score of 75-67-69—211, 3-under-par, while Griffith shot 72-71-72—215, and Benjamin Hong of Brea was third at 73-74-70—217, followed by Inigo Izuzquiza of Coronado at 72-75-72—220.
“I’ve never seen Brookside play this firm and fast,” said Hogarth, the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion who also has won the Los Angeles City Championship nine times. “It was a challenge that I haven’t seen in the 20 years that I’ve been playing the Pasadena City.
“ … 70 years ago, legendary amateur Bruce McCormick won four consecutive Pasadena City tournaments. I am very proud to be able to put my name alongside his.”
McCormick, who also won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1973, claimed his four Pasadena City titles from 1948-51.
This time, Hogarth bounced back from that opening 75 and took a two-stroke lead with his third birdie of the back nine on the 17th hole in the final round before Griffith closed with a double-bogey 6.
Hogarth also made an eagle on the seventh hole in his third-round 67.
Joseph Chun of Irvine totaled 76-71-73—220 to tie for fifth with Dan Ragsdale of Westlake Village, who finished at 73-70-77—220, while Chanachon Chokprajakchat of Anaheim shot 81-68-73—222 to tie for seventh with Matt Monheim of Stevenson Ranch, who finished at 78-69-75—222.
Jack Townsend of San Diego carded a score of 76-75-72—223 to tie for ninth with Jesse Arian of La Crescenta (78-73-72—223), Drew Miller of Thousand Oaks (78-72-73—223), Patrick Harrigan of Walnut (74-73-76–223), and Kevin Cahillane of Laguna Nigel (75-70-78—223).
Hogarth’s seventh Pasadena City title came in 2019, as last year’s tournament was cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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