Hogarth Sets Record, Wins Pasadena City Amateur Championship for Sixth Time

Published : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 6:20 PM

Golfer Tim Hogarth. Via Facebook

Northridge native Tim Hogarth won the annual Pasadena City Amateur Championship for a record sixth time on Sunday. The title is Hogarth’s sixth since 2007 and third in the past four years, says a report in Amateur Golf.

Hogarth, 52, finished three rounds at the Brookside Golf Club at 5-under 209. He started the final round with back-to-back birdies and never looked back, keeping his chasers at bay with an even-par 72.

Hogarth won at the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links, which earned him an invitation into the 1997 Masters. He also won four consecutive SCGA Mid-Amateur titles from 2007-10. In 2011, he was a finalist in the USGA Mid- Amateur tournament.

Recently, he qualified for the U.S. Senior Open Championship at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After opening with 70, the lowest score of any amateur, he followed with an 81 to miss the cut.

The only other player to finish 54 holes under par at the Brookside golf course was Brandon Gama, who went 1 under on the back nine on Sunday to reach 1-under 71 for the day and 1-under 213 for the tournament.

Gama, 31, qualified for the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur. The former Chico State player won the 2008 Santa Barbara City Championship.

Freddy Esparza was behind Gama with three shots back at 2-over 216 followed by Tongun Lako Losarah at 4-over 218.

The Pasadena City Golf Championship is an open flight conducted over 54 holes. As one of the largest and most prestigious municipal golf tournaments conducted in the Western United States, the Brookside event is considered a true test of golf and is highly regarded by the area’s top amateurs, and handicap golfers as well.

The 2018 Championship was the 83rd Pasadena City Golf tournament conducted at the Brookside Golf Course near the Rose Bowl. The first tournament was held in 1929.