Northern California Public Links: Hardy by 5

Champion Scott Hardy
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 3, 2007) -- Becoming a new father had a motivating effect on Scott Hardy as he claimed the NCGA Public Links Championship at Spyglass Hill.

With a one-stroke lead at the start of the final round, Hardy, the golf coach at Saint Mary’s College, would expand that margin in the final round, concluding with a five-stroke win. After an impressive two-under-par 69 and two-day total of 140, Hardy had eliminated the rest of the field. The coach stated "I knew (on the 18th) I was four-up on the guys I was paired with and figured a 67 would tie, so I liked my chances."

Hardy, and his wife/caddy Nancy, welcomed their first child recently and playing golf is no longer a priority. "This is only the fifth tournament I’ve played and I practice less than that," Hardy stated about his approach to the game. It was a birdie on the 15th and another from the deep bunker on 16 that sealed the deal for Hardy. The Public Links Championship is the fourth NCGA title for the Pleasant Hill resident as he has also won the Valley Amateur, Stroke Play Championship and the Four-Ball Championship.

As for runner-up Bill Moore of Monterey Bay Golf Club, a three-over-par 74 was not enough to overcome the short game of Hardy. "I got myself into a hole - you can’t chase a guy like Hardy at Spyglass unless he makes bogey. Today he wasn’t making bogey," Moore stated. Draining a 15-footer at the 15th hole after sinking a birdie at 14, it looked as if the two would play it out till the end. However, with Hardy’s final birdie at the 18th, Moore knew he had given it his all, but came up short. Defending champion Arvo Voip and Riverbend’s Michael Stieler tied for third with a two-day total of 149.

Ron Aivazian of Sherwood Forest was able to come back from a one-stroke deficit to first-day leader David Fletcher and win the President’s flight. With a two-day, net five-under-par 137, Aivazian beat Fletcher by six strokes. In a three-way tie for third, Rocky Wolf of Palo Alto, Jack Dominguez of Rancho Solano and David Cox of Eagle Ridge all shot an impressive net 144. As the weather got cooler, the Director’s flight produced a two-hole playoff for first place between Manteca Park’s Roy King and San Jose Muni eClubhouse’s Quy Pham with King prevailing. Both men finished with a two-day net 129. Wayne Hoffer of Bennett Valley claimed third with a net 143.

Final results follow:

Player     Club     Scores
Scott Hardy     amateurgolf.com     71-69--140
William Moore     Monterey Bay GC     72-73--145
Arvo Voip     San Jose Municipal GC     74-75--149
Michael Stieler     Riverbend GC     74-75--149
Jeremy Moreno     Riverbend GC     78-73--151
Bobby Powers     Spring Hills GC     76-75--151
Steve Pacheco     De Laveaga GC     75-77--152
Matthew Costello     The Bridges     74-78--152
Brady Myers     Colusa GCC     76-77--153
Kent Yamane     Silicon Valley Capital Club     79-74--153
Wes Leith     Wildhorse GC     81-72--153
Casey Boyns     Monterey Bay GC     73-80--153
Brian Swenson     The Bridges     78-76--154
Jason Simonetti     Salinas Fairways GC     76-78--154
Andrew Damron     B&B A/E GC     78-77--155
Robert Pereira     Vallejo GC     79-77--156
Jon Rosa     Porterville GC     80-77--157
Jeff Hoffman     Empire Ranch GC     75-82--157
James Hay     Diablo Grande GC     82-75--157
Jess Stimack     Bennett Valley GC     78-80--158
Jeffrey Hollis     Brighton Crest CC     80-78--158
Peter Lansburgh     Davis GC     81-77--158
Nick Rechedy     Presidio Players     77-82--159
Jason McHargue     Mariners Point Linksters GC     77-84--161
Charles McDonald     Shoreline GL     79-82--161
Richard Ramsay     Windsor GC     81-81--162
Luis Gandara     Golflinkster     81-84--165
Jake Geyer     Arbuckle GC     82-83--165
John Driver     Stevinson Ranch GC     85-80--165
Jared Wise     The Bridges     84-83--167
Robert Heaton     Antioch GC     81-88--169
Jasper Gill     Wildhawk GC     87-84--171
Yutaro Sakamoto     eClub South Bay     91-89--180
Jon Burkard     Alameda Junior GC     94-86--180
Player     Club     Scores
Ron Aivazian     Sherwood Forest GC     69-68--137
David Fletcher     The Reserve at Spanos Park GC     68-75--143
Rocky Wolf     Palo Alto GC     73-71--144
Jack Dominguez     Rancho Solano GC     73-71--144
David Cox     Eagle Ridge GC     71-73--144
Michael Connerley     Rancho Solano GC     72-74--146
Richard Ely     Rancho Canada GC     74-73--147
Kelly Kendle     Agilent Technologies GC     72-75--147
Terry Jones     Dry Creek Ranch GC     71-76--147
James Reid     eClub San Francisco     72-76--148
Greg Zipp     Par 5 Club     76-74--150
Craig Philipps     The Ridge     79-71--150
James Malkiewicz     Dry Creek Ranch GC     76-76--152
Chris Snyder     Rasta Cruz GC     80-72--152
Harold Taylor     Antioch GC     72-80--152
Bill Johns     Sea Ranch GC     76-77--153
Larry Fillmore     Rio Vista GC     79-74--153
Joe Del Razo     Creekside GC     76-78--154
Steve Oase     Pacific Service Emp GC     76-78--154
Dave Thur     Santa Teresa GC     78-76--154
Jerome Minkoff     Windsor GC     77-78--155
Steven Harris     Callippe Preserve GC     79-76--155
Joseph Winkel     Windsor GC     74-81--155
James Haas     Eagle Ridge GC     80-75--155
Frank McClung     Spring Valley GC     78-78--156
Ted Wong     Sacramento Vagabonds GC     75-82--157
Wayne Iyer     eClub East Bay     85-73--158
Todd Miszner     Whitehawk Ranch     78-81--159
Eric Hansen     Bolado Park GC     84-76--160
Rishi Prasad     Fiji - US GC     77-84--161
Matthew Wagoner     Santa Teresa GC     83-79--162
Dwayne Dennis     Spring Valley GC     82-81--163
Rick Tersini     Eagle Ridge GC     85-85--170
Kelly McAhren     Paradise Valley GC     94-83--177
Tony Masone     Roseville GC     95-88--183
Shad Winter     Creekside GC     95-101--196
Player     Club     Scores
Roy King     Manteca Park GC     64-65--129
Quy Pham     San Jose Muni Egolf Clubhouse     64-65--129
Wayne Hoffer     Bennett Valley GC     74-69--143
Robert Godfrey     Poplar Creek GC     69-75--144
Lahn Horton     Wente Vineyards     70-77--147
Frank Jarman     Company Club at Pebble Beach     68-79--147
Ariel Corpus     Santa Teresa GC     79-69--148
David Nelson     IBEW 595 & Friends     74-76--150
Albert Haygood     PGG Laguna Seca GC     74-77--151
Gary Rojas     Roseville GC     78-74--152
Jay Jensky     Synergy GC     75-78--153
Anthony Dencarnacao     The Golf Mart-San Francisco     74-80--154
Roark Weber     La Contenta GC     77-77--154
Gordon Chang     Benicia GA     72-83--155
David Takashima     Ancil Hoffman GC     75-81--156
Glen Esquivel     Silicon Chippers GC     76-80--156
Lynne Houghton     Agilent Technologies GC     75-81--156
Ron Farino     Windsor GC     77-81--158
Bill Woodard     Tournament Players GC     77-81--158
Raymond Wong     East Bay Hackers     83-75--158
Zac Cohen     District 04 GC     85-74--159
Donald Orlando     Bay Area Pinseekers GC     78-83--161
Robert Long     Dry Creek Ranch GC     78-84--162
Jay Glenn     The Ridge     71-92--163
Mark Mignano     Santa Teresa GC     83-80--163
Warren Voyce     Synergy GC     79-85--164
Paul Kumli     Lincoln Park GC     74-92--166
Roger Sublett     Summitpointe GC     74-92--166
Jack Kish     Alameda County GC     89-77--166
Maureen Hughes     Fore Women GA     82-90--172
Oscar Yee     The Ranch GC     88-89--177
Morris Martinez     Fresno MAGA     90-90--180
Bart Vanvolkinburg     NAS GA     97-83--180
Gordon Cox     Pacific Service Emp GC     93-89--182
Robert Santana     Sakura-Sacramento GC     101-98--199


Results For Northern California Public Links Championship
1CAScott HardyPleasant Hill, CA15071-69--140
2CAWilliam MoorePacific Grove, CA10072-73--145
T3CAArvo VoipSan Jose, CA5074-75--149
T3CAMike StielerCoarsegold, CA5074-75--149
T5CAJeremy MorenoFresno, CA5078-73--151

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The NCGA Public Links Championship began in 1966 at Spyglass Hill and is the premier event for the public-course player. The tournament has always included a championship flight for players with handicap indexes of 5.4 or less and two handicap divisions for players with an index of 5.5 to 36.4. Contestants must be bona fide public course players who do not hold playing privileges in any course from which the general public is excluded.

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