SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (August 1, 2010) -- Oxnard’s Andrew Perez is keeping his streak going. After earlier wins this summer at the Oxnard, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara City Championships, he won the second playoff hole at Simi Hills Golf Course on Sunday to win his fourth city championship of the summer. After 36 holes, Perez was tied with Johnny Mac Arthur, a Pepperdine golfer from Newhall.
Perez made the playoff by shooting rounds of 64 and 70 (134 total), while Mac Arthur came from two strokes back to tie Perez, shooting 66 and 68. Both golfers scored pars on the first hole of the playoff, but while Perez’ tee shot on hole two landed in the fairway over 300 yards from the tee, Mac Arthur pulled his tee shot and was forced to lay up on his second shot. Perez was on the green in two, missed an opportunity for an eagle and birdied the hole. Mac Arthur, though, left his birdie putt short and settled for par and second place in the tournament.
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Jake Katz from Thousand Oaks placed third, shooting rounds of 71 and 68, for a total of 139. Tied at fourth place with scores of 140 were Chatsworth’s James Holley and Johnny Ruiz of Camarillo.
In the “A” flight, the gross score champion was John Austin of Bakersfield, who shot 9 over par 151 in two rounds. Second place went to Lakewood’s Timothy Kelly with 152, while third place was taken by David Stitt of Simi Valley, with a score of 153.
In the “A” net flight, Ed Gagnon of Simi Valley finished with a two-round net total of 139, or 3 under par, to win by three strokes over Andreas Schudde of Thousand Oaks, who shot net 142. Northridge resident Arni Osvaldsson took third place with net 143.
In the “B” gross score flight, Doug Boyle of Agoura Hills bested the field with a two-round total of 156, winning by two strokes over Jay Wetherald (Canoga Park) and Michael Lindstrom (West Hills), who both shot 158.
The “B” flight net score winner was Simi Valley’s Chris Ferguson, with a two-round total of 131. Second place was captured by Mark Millard (Simi Valley) with 133.
SENIOR DIVISION TAKES FLIGHT:
In the inaugural year of the Senior division, Chatsworth resident Jeff Hooper took the gross competition with a two-round score of 3 over par 145, just one stroke ahead of second place finisher Brad Halfon (Westlake Village), who shot 146 over the two days of competition.
In the Senior net flight, Valencia’s William Picketts shot 8 under par 134 to take home the trophy. In second place, shooting 5 under net 137, was Topper Brazee of Chatsworth.
The Junior division was also new to the competition this year and was won by Alex Kim of Oak Park, with a score of 5 over par 147. Simi Valley’s Reno Gregory placed second at 7 over par 149.
This weekend’s event was the 29th annual for Simi Valley. The 30th annual event is scheduled for July 30 and 31, 2011, again at Simi Hills Golf Course.