Congratulations to Kevin Kim, 2005 Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur Champion! 


From Left to Right: Tijeras Creek General Manager, Rick Convertini, 
presents Kevin Kim, 2005 RSM Amateur Champion, with the champion's trophy.

Kevin Kim of Lake Forest, California won the 2005 Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur held April 2-3, 2005. Kim shot one-under 143 to edge Cameron Tringale of Laguna Niguel, by two shots. Not only was Kim crowned the champion of the RSM Amateur, he also received an automatic exemption in the 106th SCGA Amatuer Championship to be held at Tijeras Creek Golf Club this summers. The RSM Amateur has established itself as one of the premier amateur events in Orange County.  This event sets itself apart from the rest in many ways.  The most important of which is that rounds take no longer than four hours and thirty minutes with most rounds finishing close to four hours.  Tournament Director Dave Hopkins, and the team at Tijeras Creek Golf Club, strives to keep this an ongoing tradition by sending groups out in threesomes and having the tee times intervals scheduled nine minutes apart.  The tournament committee has also placed clocks on the course set to the players starting time, another way for the players to keep a four hour and fifteen minute pace. 
 
Past winners of the Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur include David Yoon who has since turned professional and Daniel Im.  Each past champion shot a combined total of 140 or 4 under par on the 6918 yard, par 72 layout.
 

2005 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA AMATEUR FINAL RESULTS
Tijeras Creek Golf Club, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif
Par 72 – 6918 Yards
 
 
Sat.
Sun.
Total
 Gift Cert
Kim, Kevin
71
72
143
 $  500.00
Tringale, Cameron
68
77
145
 $  400.00
Carlyle, Scott
73
73
146
 $  280.00
Davis, Joey
71
75
146
 $  280.00
Puterbaugh, Jason
71
76
147
 $  230.00
Fieri, Joel
80
68
148
 $  188.33
Goldberg, Aaron
72
76
148
 $  188.33
Hess, Brian
75
73
148
 $  188.33
Davis, Mike
72
77
149
 $  150.00
Cunnerty, Bill
77
73
150
 $  130.00
Kearns, Marc
76
74
150
 $  130.00
Sugimoto, Masao
77
73
150
 $  130.00
Amin, Rizal
76
75
151
 $  107.50
Hoffenberg, Danny
75
76
151
 $  107.50
Kendall, David
76
75
151
 $  107.50
Zeuske, David
75
76
151
 $  107.50
Bittick, Jason
76
76
152
 $    82.50
Grant, Jeff
75
77
152
 $    82.50
McKelvie, Kevin
71
81
152
 $    82.50
Ober, David
75
77
152
 $    82.50
Smith, Carl
77
75
152
 $    82.50
Valley, Kyle
75
77
152
 $    82.50
Chopra, Amit
75
78
153
 $    60.00
Cook, Leigh
73
80
153
 $    60.00
Simoni, Gerry
77
76
153
 $    60.00
Cassidy, Jason
78
76
154
 $    42.50
Dehuff IV, Bo
74
80
154
 $    42.50
Kwon, Chris
77
77
154
 $    42.50
Lopez, Joseph
78
76
154
 $    42.50
Dwight, Ryan
75
80
155
 $    10.00
Lederer, Brett
77
78
155
 $    10.00
Thomas, Denny
77
78
155
 $    10.00

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