May and Springer Will Play Today for California Amateur Golf Crown

Associated Press

Bob May of La Habra and long-hitting Mike Springer of Dinuba will meet in a scheduled 36-hole final for the 76th California Amateur golf championship today.

May, 18, who will enter Oklahoma State as a freshman later this summer, turned back medalist Bobby Lasken of Whittier on the 19th hole in the quarterfinal round Friday morning and then downed Kevin Sutherland of Sacramento, 4 and 3, in the semifinals.

Springer, 22, a senior at Arizona, advanced with a 2-up victory over Mark Merrigan of Alameda, followed by a 2-and-1 win over Perry Parker of Tustin.

In the quarterfinal match with Lasken, 21, a senior at UCLA, May parred the extra hole to win after the match was tied when Lasken eagled the par-5 18th. For the day, May was one under par in the morning and two under par in the afternoon.

"I played better because I had a better attitude," May said. "In the qualifying and the earlier rounds of match play, I let some poor shots bother me."

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