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Caton qualifies for U.S. Amateur

August 04, 2005|By: Bryce Alderton

Robert Caton, a guest services representative at Pelican Hill Golf

Club in Newport Coast, will make his second straight trip to this

month's United States Amateur golf championship after earning

medalist honors at a sectional qualifying round July 28.

Caton, from Huntington Beach, shot 70-67 -- 137 on the par-72

Southern California Golf Association Golf Course in Murrieta to claim

one of three automatic berths into the U.S. Amateur, scheduled Aug.

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22-28 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Caton tallied a 4-under 32 on the back nine during his second

round, carding birdies on three straight holes (Nos. 15-17). He had

six birdies in the round.

UC Irvine junior Brian Edick is the first alternate into the

tournament after his 3-over 147 (72-75) at Bear Creek Golf Club

Thursday.

Caton missed qualifying for match play at last year's U.S. Amateur

at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

DuBois co-medalist

* Newport Beach resident Don DuBois earned co-medalist honors and

a spot in September's U.S. Mid-Amateur championship with a 5-under 67

in a qualifying round at Glendora Country Club Monday.

DuBois, who won the California Amateur title in June, was one of

five golfers to gain automatic berths into the Mid-Amateur, scheduled

Sept. 10-15 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Caton shot 2-under 70 and is a first alternate into the

competition.

Won falls in playoff

* UC Irvine senior Angela Won lost in a playoff to miss the cut

for match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur at the Ansley Golf Club in

Roswell, Ga., Wednesday.

Won tied for 60th after shooting 154 (80-74) during stroke play to

finish in an eight-person playoff for the final five match-play

spots. Two competitors were eliminated after the first hole before

Won was eliminated following the second hole.

Won is a three-time first-team All-Big West honoree at UC Irvine.

Sapp finishes 58th

* UC Irvine sophomore Garrett Sapp finished tied for 58th at the

17th annual Long Beach Open at Skylinks Golf Course.

Sapp shot a final round of 69 to finish the tournament with a

score of 290 (76-72-73-69). Sapp won titles at the Long Beach men's

city championship and Long Beach match play championship earlier this

summer.

Former Anteater Vinnie Poncino carded a 294 (73-67-80-74) to

finish 65th.

Sage hires Hogan

* Mike Hogan has been named the boys and girls golf coach at Sage

Hill School.

Hogan was an assistant coach on Sage Hill's baseball team and

played baseball for Orange Coast College in the 1980s.

Hogan said he will use his baseball background with the golf team.

"I want to help the kids prepare like a baseball pitcher," Hogan

said. "I want them to try to ride the tram and stay away from the

rollercoaster. I see kids always judging shots they hit. 'Oh, that's

a good shot. Oh, that's a bad shot.' Like a pitcher in baseball, you

can't get too emotional or it'll mess you up on your next swing or

your next pitch. You have to be even-tempered."

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