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Torrey Pines vandalised again

Torrey Pines is beefing up security at its famed La Jolla golf course after the signature hole for next month's U.S. Open Championship was vandalized for the second time in a month.

Workers arriving Sunday found a vulgarity etched into a sand trap on the south course's third green - Torrey Pines' most photographed hole - and several broken sprinkler heads.

The incident follows another act of vandalism at the same hole about a month ago, in which an obscenity was scraped into the green's surface.

City golf manager Mark Woodward says the damage from both incidents was easily repaired.

But the acts of vandalism prompted golf course managers to put up fencing near the green and to install a set of portable lights.

The U.S. Open begins June 9.


May 20, 2008

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