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San Clemente Muni Wins South County Cup Golf Tournament

Golfers representing the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course won the 2016 South County Cup Golf Tournament on April 17. The tournament featured members of the Muni teeing it up against players from San Juan Hills Golf Club, Shorecliffs Golf Club and Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club over a two-day stretch.

The event was similar to the Ryder Cup, with team-play matches taking place on April 16 and individual match play on April 17.

The event was held at San Clemente Municipal for the first time and its players proved home course knowledge comes in handy.

Golfers faced 40 mph gusts of wind on the first day of competition but despite the tough conditions, San Clemente Municipal held a two-point advantage over San Juan Hills after day one. On April 17, San Clemente Municipal dominated in singles, winning 12 of a possible 16 points for a winning score of 23. San Juan Hills placed second with 17.5 points. Bella Collina (12.5) and Shorecliffs (11) took third and fourth, respectively.

San Clemente Municipal’s triumph is the second consecutive year in which the event was won by the host team. Last season’s inaugural South County Cup was held at and won by Shorecliffs Golf Club. Next year’s event is scheduled to take place at San Juan Hills Golf Club.

Dana Point Grand Prix Adds Events for 10th Installment

The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling will have a slightly newer look to it in 2016.

The prestigious cycling race is set to host top criterium talents as well as amateurs in the Lantern District of Dana Point April 30 to May 1.

Aside from the multiple divisions of races that will take place throughout the day, April 30 will kick off with the Killer Cove 5K Challenge and 1K Family Fun Run. Both events are new to the schedule this year.

The Killer Cove 5K Challenge will start things off at 8:30 a.m. and will send participants on a scenic route through town. The race is set to start in the Lantern District, then loop runners down into the Dana Point Harbor. On the way back from the Harbor, runners will have to go up Cove Road, which features an 18 percent grade for a quarter of a mile.

Online registration for the Killer Cove 5K Challenge is now open. Early registration cost is $35 and late registration is $40.

The 1K Family Fun Run/Walk will begin a 10 a.m. Early registration for the 1K is open and the cost is $10.

Another new addition to Saturday’s list of events will be the Light-Up the Lantern Parade of Lights. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bicycles and deck them out in lights for an 8 p.m. ride down Del Prado Avenue. The first 750 entrants will receive a free front and rear LED light, compliments of Cycleogical.

For registration and race information, visit www.danapointgrandprix.com.

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