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No problem. Coffman remained calm, steady. He birdied the pesky No. 10, dropped an uphill, curling 60-foot putt for another birdie on the 401-yard 12th, then capped his round with an 8-foot eagle putt on the par-5, 520-yard 17th. Runner-up David Ober of Riverside (70-66 136) played brilliantly, but missed a 2-foot par putt on 15 and an 8-footer for a birdie on the 18th. Guy Livesay of La Habra (70-67 137) nailed down third place. Hobbs, a Mt. San Antonio College sophomore, finished fourth at 138, and Daniel Yoon of Temecula (70-70 140) wound up in fifth. Tied for sixth at 141 were Gary Havro of Claremont (69-72); Nathan Logan of La Verne (70-71); Kyle Nicolson of Upland (70-71) and Jack Kim of Los Angeles (71-70). In at 142 were the 2005 Inland Valley champion Kenny Murray of La Verne (72-70); Patrick Carrigan, Walnut (71-71); Gianni Sacilotto, Diamond Bar (73-69) and Tyler Schmidt (68-74). Tye Alexander of Los Angeles, the current Pasadena City champ, settled for 145 (70-75); and last year’s City of Chino runner-up, Mark Rossi of La Verne, fired 144 (71-73). All in all, a record 255 golfers showed up to play in seven flights. But nobody could beat the new kid from San Diego. OC REPRESENTED The terrific turnout for the Chino Championship can be traced to a large contingent of players from Orange County who, in several flights, trimmed the local entrants. “They heard about us in the south,” said tournament director Pat McArdle. “We turned away more than 80 players in all, mostly low handicappers. So next year, we’re thinking of making it a 54-hole tournament for championship guys with a 36-hole cut.” UPCOMING TOURNEY The 22nd annual Claremont High School Wolfpack tournament is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Upland Hills Country Club. The $100 entry includes golf, cart, drinks and dinner. All proceeds go to the Claremont football program. For information, call AnnaMaria Santia at (951) 212-5044 during the day or (951) 445-9929 in the evening. Phil Roche is the golf columnist for the Daily Bulletin. He can be reached at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Thus, he won the fourth annual City of Chino Championship by two strokes with a 10-under-par 134, surprising an elite field of 108 2.9-and-lower indexers. Hey, Taylor, nobody shoots 10-under at Prado his first time out. “I heard they had a tournament up here,” Coffman said afterward. “I thought I’d enter even though I’d never seen the courses before.” Coffman is a senior at St. Augustine High School in San Diego where he played No. 1 on the 2005 California State champs. The lanky 6-footer posted nines of 33, 33, 36, and 32 on the way to a surprise victory. On his 32-stroke final nine, Coffman faced off in a foursome, which included first-day leaders Eric Fekin of Victorville (68-75), Billy Mouw of Chino Hills (68-76), and Aaron Hobbs of Chino (66-72). Who said, “You gotta know the territory?” Be realistic. You can’t walk on a golf course and take over the place the first time out. Two practice rounds at a minimum. Tell that to Taylor Coffman, a 17-year-old left-hander out of San Diego who had never seen either of the two El Prado courses before he teed off early Saturday morning. Coffman carried his own bag and walked while most players rode carts, and methodically shot 6-under-par 66 on Butterfield Stage in his opening round. Wide-eyed, unsure of where the greens were on Sunday, Coffman followed up with a remarkable 4-under-par 68 at Chino Creek.