Two golfing greats recently came together at the Grand Golf Club at The Grand Del Mar. After Gunn Yang, a Korean-born San Diego State golfer recently won the U.S. Amateur Championship, he was inevitably compared to legendary San Diego golfer Gene Littler, who was the first SDSU alum to win the U.S. Am 61 years ago.
Yang’s coach, Glen Daugherty, set up a golf summit between Yang and Littler — who is in the World Golf Hall of Fame with 29 PGA Tour victories — at The Grand Del Mar recently. Together Yang, 20 (right), and Littler, 84 (left), tested their considerable talents, with Littler holding his own on the resort’s challenging course. It was a milestone in the 114-year history of the U.S. Am: a game between winners from the same college who won their titles more than six decades apart!