No. 2 Santa Margarita Beats No. 3 Villa Park in Golf


Santa Margarita High, ranked second in Orange County, bunched its five players within three shots of each other in beating No. 3 Villa Park, 193-198, in a nonleague golf match Monday on the Orange course at Green River.

Villa Park’s Ryan Michel was the medalist, shooting two-under-par 34. Kelly Craig and Jimmy Pittenger each shot 37 for Santa Margarita (14-1). Brad Meer had 39 and Nate Blauer and Jimmy Dunn each had 40 for the Eagles.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. April 30, 1997 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday April 30, 1997 Orange County Edition Sports Part C Page 12 Sports Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Prep golf--The nonleague match between second-ranked Santa Margarita and third-ranked Villa Park, the result of which was reported in Tuesday’s Times Orange County Edition, continues today with the final nine holes at Coto de Caza.

Adam Hambarian shot 39 for Villa Park (11-1).

In the Southern Section girls’ individual championship:

Yim finishes tied for fifth: Yon Yim of Woodbridge, the defending champion, shot seven-over 79 at Mission Lakes County Club in Desert Hot Springs.


Vivan Phosomran of Long Beach Millikan shot 76, despite playing in strong winds, to win the championship. Yim shot 68 on the same course to win last year.

Julie Oh of Torrance, Lisa Chang of Santa Monica and Kim Kouwvunpat of Upland tied for second after each shooting 78. Yim, a junior, tied with Alicia Van of Westlake Village Westlake.

Mostly because of the winds, the cut for the top 40 players that advance to the June 3 CIF-Southern California Golf Assn. tournament was 90.

In nonleague boys’ golf:

University 186, Newport Harbor 199--Brian Sinay and Joseph Chang each shot par 36 and Ron Won shot 37 for top-ranked University (16-0) at Rancho San Joaquin.

In nonleague boys’ volleyball:

Laguna Beach 3, San Clemente 1--Tyler Reynard had 13 kills as host Laguna Beach won 16-14, 8-15, 15-13, 15-6.

Blair Anderson added 11 kills and Mike McGann had 10 kills and 25 assists for Laguna Beach (8-3).


In nonleague boys’ tennis:

Woodbridge 17, El Toro 1--David Lingman won, 6-0, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 1 singles for host Woodbridge (16-0, 6-0), which is the top-ranked team in Orange County and in the Southern Section Division I polls.