Sullivan Captures L.A. City Senior Amateur

Dan Sullivan of Pasadena won the 2018 Los Angeles City Senior Amateur Championship by three stokes over David Ober of Riverside on Wilson Golf Course at Griffith Park Golf Club. Sullivan finished second last year.

The 51-year-old Sullivan posted a score of 68-68—136, 8-under-par, while Ober finished at 71-68—139, and Iain Macdonald of Fullerton was third at 70-72—142.

“Any win feels really good, especially with as many accomplished players in the field as there were,” said Sullivan, who also captured the 2017 Pasadena City Senior. “Also gave me some confidence going into my tournaments coming up.

“I knew he (Ober) was playing well, but I had to actually look at my phone to see what he shot on day one to see where things stood on the back nine. I then knew I was three ahead going into 14 and then when he didn’t make his putt there or birdie 15, I figured parring in would be good enough.”

Said Ober: “Dan was on autopilot, and the course was playing soft, so I never really felt like I could catch him, since I didn’t see him making any mistakes coming in.”

Defending champion Tim Hogarth of Pasadena shot 72-73—145 to tie for fourth with Patrick Carrigan of Walnut, who finished at 72-73—145, while Sam Pintar of Toluca Lake was sixth at 73-73—146, followed by David Ujihara of Brea at 74-73—147.

Michael Turner of Sherman Oaks, the 2016 champion, totaled 74-74—148 to tie for eighth with Ed Susolik of Newport Beach, who also wound up at 74-74—148, Patrick McOsker of Redondo Beach at 71-77—148, and Todd Wade, Inglewood, who came in at 72-76—148.

Charlie Whitaker of Anaheim took the A Flight with a score of 68-72—140, while Albert Grant of Los Angeles shot 67-75—142 to tie for second with Edward Ferguson of West Hollywood, who finished at 70-72—142, while Lippen Lau of Temple City was fourth at 71-72—143, followed by Dario Gonzales of Bakersfield at 70-75—145.

Ron Tom of Pasadena won the B Flight at 68-68—136, followed by Curtis Woolley of Burbank at 67-72—139, while Behrouz Shafie of Los Angeles totaled 71-71—142 to tie for third with Mericio Ortega of Burbank, who finished at 73-69—142, and Tom Lee of North Hollywood, who came in at 74-68—142.

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