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NCGA Publinx at Spyglass

PEBBLE BEACH (June 28, 2005) --Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.

Michael Ostrich came to Spyglass Hill with little confidence after a final-round meltdown at the Sacramento City Championship Sunday. He leaves not only as the Public Links Champion, but as a player with a renewed assurance of his game.

"This feels great," said Ostrich. "It is wonderful to win at Spyglass. This is huge for me, I want to build on this victory."

Ostrich entered the final round tied with Trent Tessler one stroke behind leader Jim Knoll. Birdies on Nos. 1, 4 and 7 helped distance the Sacramento resident from the pack. After the round, Ostrich acknowledged the significance of his first nine holes, "It was very important to get off to a good start. The last five holes don't fit my eye at all so I needed to play well on the front side."

The 20-year-old put together a 1-under-par 71 that looked much lower on a day when the field averaged more than 77 strokes for the round. First-round leader Knoll slipped into a tie for second place at 145 with Defending champion Gary Young. In the playoff, both players made par on Nos. 1 and 2 before Knoll drained a 20-foot birdie putt to take second place alone.

In the President's Flight (handicap indexes 4.5 to 12) Steve Wilcsinszky came from behind to capture first place honors with a 72-66--138 total. Justin Portz of Lemore (68-74--142) and John Lavaroni of La Contenta (74-69--143) came in second and third respectively. Thanh Tran of Pin High rolled in the Director's Flight (handicap indexes 11.7 to 40.4) with a 68-72--140 showing. Mike Shepard of Whitney Oaks was second at 74-68--142 and Sandy Boyd, EWGA-SMN Handicap was third at 78-67--145. Following are complete results:

Flight: Championship Michael Ostrich, Sacramento GC, 71-70--141 Gary Young, Scratch Players GC, 76-69--145 Jim Knoll, Rooster Run GC, 70-75--145 Terry Foreman, Antioch GC, 78-70--148 Trent Tessler, Scratch Players GC, 71-77--148 Scott Hardy, Scratch Players GC, 74-78--152 Joseph Dolby, Scratch Players GC, 76-76--152 Kent Yamane, Silicon Valley Capital Club, 74-78--152 Kevin McCarl, Ancil Hoffman GC, 77-76--153 Garrett Larson, University of California GC, 78-76--154 James Hay, Diablo Grande GC, 79-77--156 Martin Renaud, The Ranch at Silver Creek, 75-82--157 Andrew Rodriguez, Salinas Fairways GC, 82-76--158 Tim Kellund, Walnut Creek GC, 83-75--158 Andy Nevin, Roddy Ranch GC, 79-79--158 George Mckean, Riverbend GC, 81-77--158 Charles McDonald, Shoreline GC, 77-83--160 Patrick Pernice, Amateurgolf.com, 78-82--160 Mike Stieler, Riverbend GC, 85-77--162 Chase Flanigan, Granite Bay GC, 86-77--163 Kyle Prolo, Benicia GA, 87-78--165 Ryan Bohning, NPS GC, 85-81--166 Rick Hicklin, Teal Bend GC, 86-81--167 Steve Duffy, Los Lagos GC, 84-84--168 Craig Medley, Teal Bend GC, 86-82--168 Aaron Woolway, Bayside Golfers, 84-87--171 Jayson Samuli, Las Positas GC, 83-91--174 Steven Schoenfeld, Charles Schwab & Co GC, 92-82--174 Naoto De Silva, Lincoln Park GC, 91-88--179 Kevin Conover, Scratch Players GC, 100-80--180 Orion Galioni, Presidio Players, 94-87--181 Daniel Murray, Sharp Park GC, 90-92--182 Rod Stewart, Rooster Run GC, 92-91--183 Flight: President Steve Wilcsinszky, Bennett Valley GC, 72-66--138 Justin Portz, Lemoore GC, 68-74--142 John Lavaroni, La Contenta GC, 74-69--143 David Fletcher, The Reserve at Spanos Park GC, 75-70--145 Keith Kershner, G.O.F.F. Club, 71-74--145 David Kelso, Peninsula GA, 73-73--146 Scott Robertson, Deep Drivers GC, 73-74--147 Gordon Maki, Summitpointe CC, 71-77--148 Peter Garza, San Jose MAGA, 74-75--149 Martin Miyamoto, De Laveaga GC, 70-79--149 Rick Kehr, San Mateo County Firefighters, 75-75--150 John Taylor, Foxtail Men's GC, 75-75--150 Joseph Silverthorn, Katz GC, 74-76--150 Jerry Murray, Sharp Park GC, 74-78--152 David Newman, Indian Creek Men's GC, 80-72--152 Vince Costello, MAGA-San Benito Chapter, 76-77--153 Brian Scott, Harding Park GC, 79-75--154 Jim Wilson, Riverbend GC, 77-78--155 Geoff Yeager, Coyote Creek Mens GA, 79-76--155 Chris Snyder, Rasta Cruz GC, 80-75--155 Matthew Webb, Tahoe City G&CC, 80-77--157 Ted Wong, Sacramento Vagabonds GC, 78-80--158 Craig Allen, Palo Alto GC, 78-80--158 Raymond Wong, East Bay Hackers, 78-80--158 John Osness, Palo Alto GC, 78-80--158 Fernando Delmendo, Rancho Solano GC, 78-81--159 Ken Rhodes, Windsor GC, 81-78--159 Frank McClung, Spring Valley GC, 76-84--160 Jim Schnabel, Sonoma Valley GC, 79-83--162 Kelly Mcahren, Rancho Solano GC, 84-78--162 Darren Gomez, Spring Valley GC, 84-78--162 Mark Camin, Summitpointe CC, 80-84--164 Mike Connerley, Silverado CC, 85-79--164 Don Pulliam, Blackberry Farm GC, 82-83--165 Diana Tan, Gleneagles Intl GC, 86-82--168 Sahaj Grewall, Pasatiempo GC, 88-82--170 Raymond Deloe, Table Mountain GC, 87-86--173 Ian Novak, Willow Park GC, 92-86--178 Bill Nall, Half Moon Bay GC, 97-85--182 Flight: Director Thanh Tran, Pin High GC, 68-72--140 Mike Shepard, Whitney Oaks GC, 74-68--142 Sandy Boyd, EWGA-SMN Handicap, 78-67--145 Troy Thiele, Cee Zee GC, 75-71--146 Albert Zavattero, Walnut Creek GC, 73-73--146 Larry Fillmore, Shadow Lakes GC, 73-77--150 Tom Giusto, Sharp Park GC, 74-77--151 Bob Burt, Riverbend GC, 76-76--152 Dan Ventanilla, ADP GC, 75-77--152 Thaddeus Laffitte, Gleneagles Intl GC, 79-73--152 Ron Gilbreth, Las Positas Senior GC, 73-79--152 Shad Winter, Creekside GC, 79-74--153 Stanley Robbins, Agilent Technologies GC, 80-73--153 Rick Gracia, Lemoore GC, 73-80--153 Hongping Zhang, Cisco CC, 73-80--153 Duane Hopkins, Santa Teresa GC, 76-78--154 Virgil Hendrix, Benbow GC, 78-76--154 Charles Lee, University of California GC, 79-75--154 Jack Russell, Table Mountain GC, 78-77--155 Gary Rojas, Gilroy G&CC, 81-74--155 Maureen Earley, Rolmex GC, 74-83--157 Larry Rutledge, PGG Laguna Seca GC, 73-84--157 Bob Stevenson, Manteca GC, 82-76--158 Paul Luce, Pleasanton GC, 81-78--159 Stan Hirayama, San Jose Strokers GC, 85-74--159 Steve Mahrt, Paradise Valley GC, 81-81--162 Timothy Hill, Tahoe City G&CC, 84-78--162 Frank Wang, Cisco CC, 88-74--162 Tom Mojzes, Ibew 595 & Friends, 82-81--163 Long Nguyen, GC at Fremont Park, 79-85--164 Norman Krebill, De Laveaga GC, 92-74--166 Richard Gordon, Castle Oaks GC, 88-81--169 Lloyd Tande, Cordova GC, 82-97--179 Jeff Owen, Agilent Technologies GC, 88-97--185

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