OXNARD, Calif. (July 13, 2008)--After a course-record 65 at the River Ridge Golf Club, Michael Flynn cooled of a bit, but was still able to wrap up a 4-stroke victory over 2007 California State Amateur runner-up Joe Greiner and Andrew Ok.
Flynn, an Oxnard native, finished at 4-under 140 over two days.
I live down the street, so it's good to win in my hometown," Flynn told the Ventura County Star. "I was actually fairly comfortable throughout the whole tournament.
"I came in confident. I shot the course record on Tuesday (65) and I came in putting pretty well. It was more of a struggle today (with the putter), but I made the ones when I needed to."
The match was even closer than the score indicates, with Greiner breathing down Flynn's neck until a double-bogey on 17 let the champ breathe a bit easier.
Joey Seiler won the net flight with a score of 152, while Chong Kim of Goleta took the senior flight with a total of 1-over 145.
Oxnard City Championship at River Ridge Golf Course, par 72
Championship flight (2-round totals): Michael Flynn 140, Joe Greiner 144; Andrew Ok 144; Daniel Wax 145, David Kirkland 148, Zack Kanny 148.
A flight (net total): Joey Seiler 152, Jose Tristan 156, Andy Jacobs 155.
B flight: Tim Seidl 155, Frank Kerby 161, Allen Chio 168, Kevin Kennedy 168.
C flight: Eddie Williams 138, Jim Faley 144, Jeff Petrin 145, Paul Reece 145.
Championship flight: Chong Kim 145, David Thomas 146, Monte Amendt 148.
A flight: John Clark 136, Jeff Thompson 143, Binom Galloway 143, Wayson Juarez 145.
B flight: Kim Kerwin 135, Hanz Shomaker 142, Bill Avery 143.
C flight: Jimmy Helms 144, John Tormey 149, Ron Kaplan 150.