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Thompson wins NCGA Senior Amateur
26 Apr 2005
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FRESNO, CA (April 26, 2005) —This one had been on his mind for four years. Robert Thompson of Merced GCC accomplished his first goal of the year by holding on Tuesday to win the 44th annual Northern California Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at Fort Washington GCC.

Thompson, last year's CGA (State) Amateur champion, started the day with eight players within three strokes of his lead. The Merced member took advantage of great ball striking and played steady golf down the stretch to finish 70-74--144, two strokes ahead of his closest pursuers. Thompson used deft touch around the greens to navigate the 6,588-yard layout.

"I knew I had to shoot 74 or better today to win," remarked Thompson of his victory. "I felt pressure down the stretch because I've had my sights set on this tournament for years." At the start of this season, Thompson set goals to win the Senior Championship and the Senior Points title. Last year he battled until the end and came in second behind Mike Butler of The Olympic Club in the race for Senior Player of the Year. The 58-year-old intends to write a different script this year.  

"I am thrilled right now," said Thompson. "This is what I came here to accomplish."    

Serrano CC's Michael Davis captured second place honors after a par on the second playoff hole. Dave Parsons of Club Shakespeare, who played alongside of Thompson in the final group, had to settle for third place alone. Parsons was only two strokes out of the lead with nine holes to play, but was unable to get any closer the rest of the day.

Dick Dallagiacomo of Tierra Oaks won the Super Senior division (65 and older) with 75-76 for a 151 total. Robert Frey (74-80) of De Laveaga GC was three strokes back in second place.

Following are final results:

Rob Thompson, Merced , 70-74--144
Michael Davis, Serrano , 74-72--146
Dave Parsons, Club Shakespeare Napa Vly, 72-74--146
Dennis Younglove, El Macero , 71-76--147
Lee Jeberjahn, San Luis Obispo , 74-73--147
J. David Carroll, Silverado , 75-72--147
Frank Abbott, Silverado , 73-74--147
Herb Jensen, Del Paso , 71-77--148
Bill Bowen, Sierra View , 75-73--148
Mike Butler, Olympic Club, 75-73--148
Ronald Johnson, Diablo , 73-75--148
Carl Selkirk, Butte Creek , 76-72--148
Terry Moore, Fig Garden , 73-76--149
Bob Rowland, Castlewood , 74-76--150
Roly Lamontagne, Swenson Park , 74-76--150
Michael Reuther, Auburn Valley , 77-74--151
Merton Goode, Lake Merced , 75-76--151
Lou Alvarez, Sacramento Maga, 73-78--151
John Arnold, Creekside , 76-75--151
Terry Coffee, Winchester , 74-77--151
Earl Stewart, Meadow Club, 74-77--151
Dick Dallagiacomo, of Tierra Oaks, 75-76--151
Carl Cowan, El Macero , 74-78--152
Noel Doyle, Vallejo , 78-74--152
Bud Christians, Catta Verdera , 73-79--152
Jim White, Bayonet/Black Horse , 77-75--152
Jeff Early, Castlewood , 76-77--153
Doug Baker, IVGC, 79-74--153
Charles Gillespie, San Francisco , 75-78--153
Ric Jay, San Jose , 81-72--153
Shelton Washburn, Meadow Club, 78-76--154
Robert Frey, De Laveaga , 74-80--154
Jim Mcmurtrey, North Ridge , 76-78--154
Michael Herrington, Peach Tree , 75-80--155
Ken Slasor, Castlewood , 79-76--155
Gary Conti, De Laveaga , 77-78--155
Jim Ono, Cypress , 80-75--155
Charles Richesin, Woodbridge , 79-77--156
Dick Lahey, Meadow Club, 79-77--156
Chon Gallegos, Villages , 80-76--156
Sherman Haggerty, Serrano , 77-80--157
William Snell, De Laveaga , 75-82--157
Terry Ackerman, Alameda , 82-75--157
Jim Whisman, Lakeridge , 81-76--157
Bob Schoenherr, Half Moon Bay , 77-80--157
Robert Olds, Antioch , 78-79--157
Robert Hope, Sunset Whitney , 81-76--157 
Bobby Fries, Fort Washington , 80-77--157
Greg Futch, Santa Rosa , 78-80--158
Tom O'Grady, Los Altos , 78-80--158
Frank Luna, Sierra View , 76-82--158
Clyde Berg, San Jose , 78-80--158
Stephen Lund, Antioch , 76-83--159
Robert Seidel, Fig Garden , 81-78--159
Stephen Smith, Sharon Heights , 80-79--159
Russ Widmar, Riverbend , 75-84--159
Steve Olson, Almaden , 81-78--159
Charles Senn, San Luis Obispo , 83-76--159
Bill Turner, Mira Vista , 82-77--159
James Cottrell, Shoreline , 78-82--160
Jim Wilson, Riverbend , 75-85--160
Mike Reidy, Castlewood , 80-80--160
Jim Clarke, San Luis Obispo , 79-81--160
Rex Massier, Green Valley , 84-77--161
John Alastra, Stockton Nikkei , 80-81--161
Stan Ward, Woodbridge , 81-80--161
Raul Perez, Spring Creek , 78-83--161
Robert Grossman, Lake Merced , 82-79--161
Jim Hartman, Winchester , 84-77--161
Clifford Davis, Green Valley , 79-82--161
Chuck Van Linge, Sharon Heights , 82-79--161
Bob Green, Pasatiempo , 82-80--162
Jeff Newkirk, De Laveaga , 82-80--162
Jon Jew, Valley Hi , 81-83--164
Dave Austin, Pasatiempo , 82-82--164
Bill Sonnenberg, Meadow Club, 82-83--165
Tony Reboton, Nor Calif Left Hander's , 79-86--165
Lee Benson, Green Valley , 83-82--165
Jerome Chirpich, San Luis Obispo , 83-82--165
Frank Ontiveros, Valley Oaks , 83-83--166
John Hunt, Las Positas , 84-82--166
Cecil Warren, De Laveaga , 90-77--167
Thomas Hitchcock, Harding Park , 86-86--172
Tony Wilmer, Castlewood , 79-DQ--DQ

 

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