Fullerton’s Nam Leads by 1 in State Open Golf
Young Nam of Fullerton shot an eight-under-par 64 Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the California State Open at the Heritage Palms Golf Club in Indio.
One stroke back are Kevin Burton of Boise, Idaho, Eric Rustland of Tucson, Ariz., and Todd Dempsey of Scottsdale, Ariz.. They were playing at the Indian Wells Resort. Fullerton’s Joon Lee, who also played at Heritage Palms, is tied for fifth, two strokes back.
Concordia softball Coach Alan Estoesta will not return for the 1999 season, Athletic Director Curt Cattau said Tuesday.
Concordia (13-31-1 last season) won 13 of its first 22 games, then lost 12 in a row before forfeiting its last eight games after injuries depleted the team.
Sprinter Carla Battle, a 1997 graduate of Anaheim High School, has signed a grant-in-aid to compete at Cal State Fullerton, Titan assistant track coach Chris Asher said. Battle will begin competing in January during the indoor season as a sophomore.
Tom Freker and Gay Van Wey have been hired to coach cross-country at Marina High next fall. Freker will coach the boys’ varsity team and Van Wey will coach the girls’ varsity team, according to Larry Doyle, athletic director.
Orlando Perez and Gustavo Leal scored to help Zodiac defeat the Austin Lone Stars, 2-1, in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup soccer at UC Irvine. The Zodiac will play the Dallas Burn of the MLS in a quarterfinal game July 8.
The Southern California Blues girls’ soccer teams, based in San Juan Capistrano, won four games Tuesday to improve their combined record to 8-0 in the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships in Albuquerque. The Blues have outscored their opponents, 43-2, in two days of preliminaries. Quarterfinals start Thursday. The tournament ends Saturday.