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Boys' golf: Dougherty wins Southern California regional championship

June 4, 2009 |  2:51 pm

After two days, a four-hour lightning delay and 18 holes, Kevin Dougherty of Vista Murrieta and Michael Weaver of Clovis West were still tied atop the leader board after shooting six-under-par 66s at the SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta.

But in a sudden-death playoff, Dougherty emerged the winner when he made a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 18.

"It was the longest putt I've made in a while," said Dougherty, a senior who is bound for Oklahoma State.

Carlsbad La Costa Canyon won the team title with a five-player score of five-over 365 and Westlake finished second at 368 after winning a tiebreaker with Great Oak, which also shot 368.

The top three teams and top six individuals advanced to Wednesday's state championships at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach. The other individuals to advance were Rancho Bernardo's Sejun Yoon and Chaminade's Nick Thomas with 67s and Villa Park's Alex Bungert and Riverside Poly's Bryan Bergna, who emerged from a four-player playoff after shooting 68s.

--Ben Bolch