Onetime Comet Wiebe wins Hawaii tournamentOnetime Palomar golfer Mark Wiebe, retired from the PGA Tour after 22 years, continues to have big success on the Champions Tour.
Wiebe, both the California State Community College Champion and California State Amateur Champion as a Comet back in 1977 who went on to gain All-American honors at San Jose State, won the Pacific Links Hawaii tournament on Sunday. He birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff, then defeated Corey Pavin on the second extra hole.
Both Wiebe, a 2012 inaugral inductee into the Palomar College Athletic Hall of Fame, and Pavin finished regulation play with 11-under 205 scores.
Wiebe won the Senior British Open in July at Royal Birkdale in Southport, Lancashire, UK.
Eck playing at D-II Colorado Mesa University
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (8-22-2013) --Cody Ek (left) has become the latest Palomar men's golfer to go on to play at the four-year college level.
The Rancho Bernardo High School Product, who played for coach Mark Halda's Comets during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, has transferred to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
The Mavericks will tee off their fall schedule in the Ryan Campbell University in Canyon, Texas, on Sept. 16-17.
Colorado Mesa, formerly Mesa State, finished third among nine teams in the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in May.
Photos: Left: Cody Ek (Photo by Melinda Finn). Right: Ek putts during an eight-team Orange Empire Conference match at Twin Oaks Golf Club in San Marcos during his freshman season on March 14, 2012.
Wiebe wins Senior British Open title in playoff
SOUTHPORT, England (7-27-2013) --Mark Wiebe, who won the California Community College state golf championship as a Palomar freshman back in 1977 before going on to earn $4,289,026 in 22 years on the PGA Tour, won the Senior British Open in a playoff on Monday.
Wiebe defeated two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer on the fifth playoff hole at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
For all intents and purposes, Wiebe grew up a Comet. He was a ball boy for the Palomar football team for his dad, Mack Wiebe, who was the Comets' head football coach from 1967 through 1976. Mark Wiebe was inducted into the Palomar Athletic Hall of Fame's first class last August.
Asper is conference's Men's Athlete of the Week
SAN DIEGO (5-15-2013) -- Palomar golfer Jordan Asper (left) has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athlete of the Week for all sports for the two weeks that ended on Sunday.
a sophomore from Mountain View High
School in Bend, OR and the Orange
Empire Conf. Player of the Year, won
the Southern California individual
title at Costa Mesa Golf & Country
Club, shooting a 68-72 – 140 for 36
holes last Monday.
Aspera, a sophomore from Mountain View High School in Bend, OR and the Orange Empire Conf. Player of the Year, won the Southern California individual title at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club, shooting a 68-72 – 140 for 36 holes last Monday.
He shared the conference
Athlete of the Week award with
Palomar baseball pitcher Zach
He shared the conference Athlete of the Week award with Palomar baseball pitcher Zach Wilkins.
Bellstrom is Palomar's top finisher at state finals
CARMEL (5-13-2013) --Palomar's Nick Bellstrom (right) carded a 73-75 -- 148 on Monday at the Rancho Canada Golf Club and was the Comets' top finisher in the CCCAA State Men's Golf Championships.
PC teammate Jordan Asper, the Southern California champion, had an off day and finished at 77-79 -- 156.
Reedley's Jacob Ruffino won the state individual title with a 67-70 -- 137. College of the Canyons was the team champion.
Asper won the Southern California individual championship last week with a 68-72 -- 140.
Comets' Asper wins SoCal title with 68-72 -- 140
COSTA MESA (5-06-2013) -- Palomar's Jordan Asper (left) won the Southern California Regional individual men's golf championship on Monday at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club.
Asper, the Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year, carded a 68-72 -- 140. He'll be joined in next week's CCCAA State Championships at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel by teammate Nick Bellstrom (right), who tied for sixth place with a 74-71 -- 145.
Palomar, which needed a top-two finish to qualify as a team, placed fourth with a 379-372 -- 751. Orange Coast (721) and College of the Canyons (733) advanced their teams to state, with Santa Barbara City College finishing third at 746.
Trailing coach Mark Halda's Comets were Santiago Canyon in fifth place with a 755, El Camino with a 761, defending state champion College of the Desert (770) and Ventura (782).
OEC Player of Year Asper, Comets regional bound
CHINO HILLS (4-29-2013)
Palomar's Jordan Asper
(left), the Orange Empire Conference's overall
season average leader and Player of the Year, helped lead
Palomar to second on the North Course and third on the South
Course at Los Serranos Golf & Country Club on Monday.
Brown's eagle, Asper's 71 lead Comets to a 2nd
CORONA (4-17-2013 --