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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Kilmer ties for 24th at SCGA Mid-Amateur Championships

    By Robert Gautney
    Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 04:19 PM

    Bakersfield had one chance for a top finish in the SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Valencia CC this week, and while Ron Kilmer didn’t earn a silver plate (top-5), he didn’t disappoint either.

    Kilmer finished a respectable T-24 with rounds of 75-80-72 as the Valencia track was playing extremely tough. So tough, in fact, that Kilmer’s final round of even-par 72 was tied for the second best round on the final day!

    Ryan Dwight of Costa Mesa was the only player to break par in the final round with a 71 and that allowed him to vault into a 4-way tie for third at 5-over 221.

    Just ahead of Dwight and the other four was multi SCGA event winner Tim Hogarth of Northridge who finished at even-par 216 while the winner was Ramie Sprinkling from...

  2. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Why The Masters is golf's event of the year

    It's Masters week. Just about every golf columnist and golf writer for practically every golf magazine, golf weekly and newspaper will have written about the Masters by publication today. And since they each were allowed to put in their two...

  3. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Test your skills at Myrtle Beach amateur tournament

    You think your net game can stack up to the best in the world? Whether you are a scratch golfer, a single digit player or perhaps struggle to break 100, the annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur handicap championship affords you the...

  4. Robert Gautney: Amateurs to flock to Myrtle Beach

    You think your net game can stack up to the best in the world? Whether you are a scratch golfer, a single digit player or perhaps struggle to break 100, the annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur handicap Championship affords you the...

  5. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Three locals making headway in prestigious SoCal events

    After qualifying over the last few weeks, three players have made it to the finals of either the SCGA Amateur Net or Mid-Amateur Championships. Ron Kilmer of Foss-Kern River, the 2012 Kern County Amateur champion, was the medalist in...

  6. ROBERT GAUTNEY: 'Big Break' back on TV; Patel going strong

    Not sure if you are a viewer or not, but if you like entertainment and golf all in one, then you might want to check out "Big Break Florida," the Golf Channel's 21st season of "Big Break," a competitive reality series. The new season (which...

  7. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Local high school golf scene taking shape

    After the latest round of tournament golf this week, the four high school boys golf leagues are starting to take shape and it appears that there may be only one clear league favorite. Bakersfield Christian won the South Sequoia League...

  8. ROBERT GAUTNEY: A reunion of sorts for Goodvin, Fernandez

    gautney@att.net Must have seemed like old times for Pete Fernandez and Chase Goodvin. Fernandez, now at UC Irvine by way of Stockdale High, and Goodvin, from Frontier High and now playing for CSUB, tied for fifth place at the Industry...

  9. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Hoff acclimating to new job as Sundale pro

    During his first four-plus months as the head professional at Sundale Country Club, Danny Hoff has been exposed to the many different hats that a head pro at a golf course has to wear. Most of those, he has learned, have little to do with a...

  10. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Stockdale grad Fernandez Jr. wins first collegiate tourney

    Pete Fernandez, Jr., a graduate of Stockdale High, can put something new on his college resume: Champion. Fernandez, a junior at UC Irvine, won his first collegiate golf tournament this week as he shot a 54-hole total of 3-under-par 210 on...

  11. Robert Gautney: LA Golf Show opens Feb. 7

    It's time to make plans for that annual winter trek over the Grapevine and into Los Angeles to the L.A. Convention Center. It's L.A. Golf Show time! The LA Golf Show will be Feb. 7-9 this year and if you are interested in anything golf,...

  12. ROBERT GAUTNEY: SCGA offers a little something for everyone

    The Southern California Golf Association has tournaments for any caliber of player, from scratch golfers who play in the upper echelon of tournaments, to the 18-36 handicapper who is trying to improve hir or her game or is just in it for...

  13. Robert Gautney: Servadio offering revolutionary instruction

    Want to take your game to a new level? Knock off a few strokes (or a bunch!) from your score? Then it's time to give Jacque Servadio a call. Servadio, LPGA teaching pro at Foss-Kern River, is offering a revolutionary golf instruction...

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