BO DeHUFF REIGNS SUPREME AT THE
2006 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Mel Collins Jr. wins inaugural Orange County Senior Amateur Championship

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIFORNIA – The fourth annual Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur Championship and the Orange County Senior Amateur Championship concluded this weekend at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. The 2006 “RSM” saw some of the best local amateurs compete for the coveted crystal trophy. The leader after day one was Erik Thompson who shot a 69 on the difficult Tijeras Creek course. His score was just one better than Matt Pierce and Bo DeHuff. A group of two players, Jason Bittick and Lonnie Charleson, were just two back heading into Sunday’s final round. This was the closest leader board in the tournaments four-year history.

Sunday’s round co-leader Erik Thompson fell off the pace early, while Jason Bittick of Irvine (current Santa Margarita H.S. School’s golf coach) put together two birdies in the first 6 holes to take a 1 stroke lead. However Dehuff, an 18-year old high school senior who will be playing for the University of Southern California this fall, birdied the 10th hole to pull even with Bittick who posted a bogey on the same hole. The tournament was decided on the 17th hole with Dehuff fading a perfect 5 iron within 20 feet of the hole. The birdie putt dropped giving him a two-stroke cushion going to 18. DeHuff was heard saying, “It was one of the best birdies of my life.” Despite a bogey on the home hole, DeHuff, held on for a one-shot victory over Bittick. Matt Pierce and Mel Collins Jr. of Fullerton finished in a tie for third place.

Mel was also the winner of the inaugural Orange County Senior Amateur Championship played simultaneously with the RSM. Mel was able to outlast Steve Yavorsky of Capistrano Beach, who finished birdie, birdie, to force Collins to make a difficult up and down for par after getting into some trouble off the tee.

Cox Communications, US Food Services, and Flo Bullock & Associates of Prudential California Realty were major sponsors for the event.

Located in Rancho Santa Margarita, just minutes from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, Tijeras Creek Golf Club recently completed a dramatic renovation that included a complete bunker redesign supervised by renowned golf course architect Dick Bailey. Many of the bunkers on the course were re-sculpted and all of them were filled with brilliant white San Juan Capistrano sand. Tijeras Creek is challenging enough for the most proficient players and inviting to golfers of all skill levels, the course opens with a demanding front nine that is highlighted with shimmering water features that come into play in four out of the first nine holes. The back nine holes are legendary for the breathtaking scenery, and awe-inspiring elevation changes that wind through old growth sycamores, oaks and native chaparral. Hole number sixteen was voted one of Orange County’s Best 18 Holes by members of the Southern California PGA.

Tijeras Creek Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management. OB Sports currently manages 23 premier golf facilities throughout the United States and Mexico. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management.

For tee times and more information about Tijeras Creek visit www.tijerascreek.com , or call (949) 589-9793

2006 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA AMATEUR FINAL RESULTS
Tijeras Creek Golf Club, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Par 72 – 6918 Yards

 
 
Sat.
Sun.
Total Score
1st
DeHuff, Bo
70
72
142
2nd
Bittick, Jason
71
72
143
3rd
Pierce, Matthew
70
74
144
3rd
Collins Jr, Mel
72
72
144
3rd
Holmes, J.E.
73
71
144
6th
Yavorsky, Stephen
72
73
145
7th
Coffman, Taylor
72
74
146
7th
Simoni, Gerry
72
74
146
7th
Smith, Carl
76
70
146
10th
Charleson, Lonnie
71
76
147
10th
Ober, David
73
74
147
10th
Bradford, Erik
75
72
147
10th
Sumida, Mark
75
72
147
14th
Assawapimonporn, Kris
72
76
148
14th
Gray, Justin
72
76
148
14th
Lederer, Brett
77
71
148
17th
Burke, Micah
74
75
149
17th
Petke, Jonathan
75
74
149
17th
Sullivan, Dan
78
71
149
20th
Grant, Jeff
73
77
150
20th
Carrigan, Patrick
75
75
150
22nd
Neish, David
74
77
151
22nd
Kusmes, Regan
75
76
151
22nd
Chopra, Amit
76
75
151
25th
Thompson, Erik
69
83
152
25th
Johnson, Camdon
74
78
152
25th
Nolan, Rick
74
76
152
25th
Jarvey, Erik
75
77
152
25th
Stires, Todd
76
76
152
25th
Amin, Rizal
77
75
152
25th
Willingham, Jimmy
81
71
152
32nd
Kavanaugh, Charles
75
78
153
32nd
Bench, Michael
76
77
153
32nd
Ujihara, Dave
80
73
153
32nd
Takesue, Kyle
82
71
153
37th
Reid, Gavin
78
76
154
37th
Ritter, Will
79
75
154
37th
Dwight, Ryan
82
72
154
37th
Hakes, Steven
82
72
154
41st
Mason, Shane
77
78
155
41st
Hanks, John
78
77
155
43rd
Ryan, Sheldon
75
81
156
43rd
Garner, Ben
77
79
156
43rd
Campbell, Bobby
80
76
156
46th
Leff, Brian
77
80
157
46th
Hoehn, Phil
80
77
157
48th
DiGuiseppi, Bryan
75
83
158
48th
Penney, Ben
82
76
158
50th
Hoffenberg, Matt
75
84
159
50th
Hoffenberg, Danny
81
78
159
50th
Hawkins, David
81
78
159
50th
Woo, Min
81
78
159
50th
Ritter, Ryan
83
76
159
50th
Kahler, Kipton
84
75
159
56th
Davis, Mike Wine guy
76
84
160
56th
Marasigan, Kix
78
82
160
56th
Zinser, John
79
81
160
56th
Ouimet, Matthew
82
78
160
56th
Honerkamp, Dave
83
77
160
56th
Wing, Gary
83
77
160
56th
Kim, Bryan
85
75
160
63rd
Harney, Daniel
79
82
161
63rd
Slonim, Aaron
80
81
161
63rd
Erling, Robert
81
80
161
63rd
Walsh, Josh
81
80
161
67th
Cooper, Curtis
80
82
162
67th
Igarashi, Jaycy
80
82
162
67th
Donner, David
83
79
162
67th
Beardsley, Eric
85
77
162
67th
Butkys, Kris
86
76
162
72nd
Kim, Joshua
79
84
163
72nd
Thomas, Denny
81
82
163
74th
Berton, Robert
81
83
164
74th
Convertini, Rick
84
80
164
76th
Lopez, Joseph
81
84
165
76th
Yang, Ray
85
80
165
76th
Zellmer, Derek
86
79
165
79th
Fox, Mike
81
86
167
79th
Sandoval, Al
84
83
167
81st
Driscoll, John
86
83
169
82nd
Hug, Tom
84
87
171
83rd
Singh, Manuel
88
84
172
84th
Waters, Bill
88
85
173
84th
Chang, Carl
89
84
173
86th
Creamer, Greg
85
79
174
86th
Avedon, Jonathan
86
78
174
86th
McLaughlin, Jim
87
87
174
89th
Doyle, Kevin
87
78
175
89th
Blake, Aaron
88
87
175
89th
Gau, Robert
88
87
175
89th
Finney, John
89
86
175
89th
Amato, Vince
92
83
175
94th
Marlborough, Tom
92
85
177
95th
Bowden, Matt
90
89
179
95th
O'Donnell, Breden
90
89
179
97th
Reeves, Travis
99
85
184
98th
Zimmerman, Kurt
95
102
197
 
Craft, Joey
74
nc
 
 
Wanamaker, Mike
74
nc
 
 
Frost, Kory
78
nc
 
 
Isaak, Tom
78
wd
 
 
Monaghan, Mike
79
nc
 
 
Davis, Mike
80
wd
 
 
Fife, Dave
82
nc
 
 
Kosolcharoen, Michael
82
nc
 
 
Cunerty, Bill
86
wd
 
 
Evens, Jon
nc
 
 
 
Martin, Bryan
wd
 
 
 
Sandoval, Bryan
wd
 
 


2006 ORANGE COUNTY SENIOR AMATEUR FINAL RESULTS
Tijeras Creek Golf Club, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Par 72 – 6918 Yards

 
Sat.
Sun.
Total Score
Collins Jr, Mel
72
72
144
Yavorsky, Stephen
72
73
145
Ujihara, Dave
80
73
153
Hakes, Steven
82
72
154
Daley, Peter
80
76
156
Hatton, Bill
83
74
157
Baydala, Dave
80
80
160
Lindesay, Nick
81
79
160
Harney, Daniel
79
82
161
Holmes, Ed
82
80
162
Donner, David
83
79
162
Marcus, Michael
84
81
165
Running, Mark
81
85
166
Sandoval, Al
84
83
167
Ramsey, Ron
81
87
168
Hug, Tom
84
87
171
Aitkens, Greg
89
83
172
Shupe, Lewis
87
88
175
Lynch, Jim
90
85
175
Bowden, Matt
90
89
179
Cunerty, Bill
86
wd
wd

 


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