Modesto City Championship: Atchison in playoff

MODESTO, Calif. (June 8, 2008)--James Atchison won a three-way playoff with a par on the first hole to take home the Modesto City Championship.

He outlasted Jamie Looper and Ryan Carter, all of whom finished at 4-under 138 at the Dryden Park Golf Course.

Atchison went 70-68--138, while Looper made a late move by carding a second-round 64 to join the playoff.

In the senior flight, it was never close as Jeff Burda carded rounds of 71-66--137 to take a 14-stroke victory over his closes competitor, Gene Ackerman.

Jane Irwin won the women's flight with a total of 157, three better than Allyssa Pena.

Top finishers from the 6,572-yard, par-72 Dryden Park Golf Course follow:

Championship Flight  
Name Total
James Atchison 138
Jamie Looper 138
Ryan Carter 138
A.J. Hohn 141
Pete Canevari 142
Michael Prescott 142
J.D. Padgett 143
Brian Nora 145
Ken Webb 145
Josh Stone 145
Senior Flight  
Name Total
Jeff Burda 137
Gene Ackerman 151
Bob Ackerman 152
John Arnold 154
Gary Aro 155
Tom Marks 155
Allen Herd 155
Larry Krogness 155
Mike Donnelly 156
Paul Michel 156
Tom Phillips 158
Bob Fleming 160
Women's Flight  
Name Total
Jane Irwin 157
Kate Joslin 160
Teresa Martini 161
Tomi Spor 167
Marsha Lutz 170


ABOUT THE Modesto City

NCGA Points Event. 36-hole stroke play event open to any amateur golf 18 years or older. Men's championship division is capped at index of 5.7. Senior championship capped at index of 8.7. Four men's net flights based on handicap. Senior men's flight along with women's flights in which a gross and net winner will be determined.

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