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NCGA Senior Four Ball: Thompson/Berg Win in Playoff

PEBBLE BEACH (September 13, 2005) -- Senior Player-of the-Year point leader Rob Thompson of Merced and NCGA Past President Bob Berg of Riverview survived a four team playoff Tuesday to capture the seventh annual Senior Four-Ball Championship at Poppy Hills GC.

Thompson drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to add this win to his long list of accomplishments in 2005. The Merced member won the Senior Championship in April and is well on his way to breaking the senior points record, while Berg, his partner is a consistent force in NCGA events. After an impressive first-round 66, the duo backed up in the final round with a 70 but were able to bounce back with a birdie-2 on the first playoff hole.

The final round started with 15 different groups within four strokes of the lead. Berg and Thompson were joined in the playoff by Shelton Washburn of Meadow Club and Lou Alvarez of Black Oak, Charles Richesin of Woodbridge and Bob Thomason of Brookside, and Merced's Ben Sanchez and Ted Dietz. All four teams tied after regulation produced respective 66 and 70s in the first two rounds. Alvarez and Washburn placed second place alone with a par on the third playoff hole.

The following are final results:
136 -- Rob Thompson, Merced and Robert Berg, Riverview * 66 70
136 -- Shelton Washburn, Meadow Club and Lou Alvarez, Black Oak * 70 66
136 -- Charles Richesin, Woodbridge and Bob Thomason, Brookside * 66 70
136 -- Ben Sanchez, Merced and Ted Dietz, Merced * 70 66
138 -- Steven MacIlraith, Lake Wildwood and Richard Paiko, Wildhorse 69 69
138 -- Edward Campion, Corral de Tierra and Clement Richardson, Corral de Tierra 68 70
139 -- Bob Pipkin, Spyglass Hill and Joe Dudley, Coyote Creek 71 68
139 -- Bob Rowland, Castlewood and Jeff Early, Castlewood 69 70
140 -- Dave Parsons, Club Shakespeare Napa Valley and Carl Selkirk, Butte Creek 70 70
140 -- Herb Jensen, Del Paso and Michael Davis, Serrano 70 70
140 -- Bill Bowen, Sierra View and Tom Lewandowski, Rancho Murieta 70 70
141 -- Bill Wachtel, Atascadero and Jerry Long, San Luis Obispo 72 69
141 -- Dennis Younglove, El Macero and Steven Wolf, Woodbridge 72 69
141 -- Jon Jew, Valley Hi and Thomas O'Grady, Los Altos 71 70
141 -- Michael Herrington, Peach Tree and Richard Mickel, Peach Tree 71 70
141 -- Wayne Mosher, Salinas Fairways and Douglas Bargenquast, Olympic Club 70 71
142 -- Lee Jeberjahn, San Luis Obispo and Robert Smith, San Luis Obispo 72 70
142 -- David Goettsch, Antioch and Joe Rhodes, Roddy Ranch 72 70
142 -- Bob Dominguez, Coyote Creek and Larry Murchan, Coyote Creek 71 71
142 -- Jim White, Bayonet/Black Horse and Donel Geisen, Bayonet/Black Horse 75 67
142 -- Bruce Olin, Teal Bend and Robert Alves, Teal Bend 69 73
142 -- Clifford Davis, Green Valley and Robert Olds, Brentwood 69 73
143 -- Jeff Newkirk, De Laveaga and Ted Gehrke, De Laveaga 72 71
143 -- Jim McMurtrey, North Ridge and Gregory Saiki, Fresno Nisei 72 71
143 -- Rex Massier, Green Valley and Robert Ireland, Mount Tam 70 73
143 -- Thomas Perkins, Castlewood and Dick Kabler, Castlewood 69 74
144 -- Clyde Berg, San Jose and Jim Ono, Cypress 72 72
144 -- Terry Coffee, Winchester and Jim Hartman, Winchester 72 72
144 -- Noel Doyle, Vallejo and Mike Spellman, Antioch 74 70
144 -- Eric Walton, De Laveaga and Dana Niehaus, Eagle Ridge 70 74
145 -- Joe Damiata, Sunset Whitney and Richard Thompson, Sunset Whitney 72 73
145 -- Thomas Lyons, Castlewood and Terry Ackerman, Oakhurst 73 72
145 -- Douglas Dusenbury, Monterey Peninsula and Maury Klumok, Monterey Peninsula 71 74
145 -- Bobby Fries, Fort Washington and Ed Marasco, Fort Washington 74 71
146 -- Dallan Ragland, Kings River and Jack Koski, Manteca 74 72
147 -- Earl Stewart, Meadow Club and Dick Dallagiacomo, Tierra Oaks 72 75
147 -- Ken Slasor, Castlewood and David Hemrick, Spring Hills 71 76
147 -- Bob Fleming, Sacramento and Bud Christians, Catta Verdera 73 74
147 -- Gene West, Green Valley and Lee Benson, Green Valley 78 69
148 -- Michael Heaton, Olympic Club and Jim Gafke, Quail Lodge 71 77
149 -- Frank Enea, Monterey Peninsula and Frank Pieper, Monterey Peninsula 75 74
149 -- James Silveira, Mayacama and JY Moore, La Rinconada 75 74
150 -- Don Mancebo, Merced and Jay Durmanich, Merced 73 77
150 -- Dave Austin, Pasatiempo and John Mandella, Pasatiempo 70 80
150 -- Charles Senn, San Luis Obispo and Harry Fischer, Hunter Ranch 75 75
150 -- Robert Swensen, Castlewood and Bob Reed, Castlewood 76 74
151 -- Rick Cortese, Tehama and Kevin Cottrell, Olympic Club 76 75
152 -- Chon Gallegos, Villages and Tom Silva, Villages 73 79
155 -- Larry Ringen, Rossmoor and Ward Kolb, Buchanan Fields 75 80
155 -- Ken Cleveland, Baywood and James Palmer, Las Positas 77 78
156 -- Stephen Wheeler, PB Hackers and Tom Kintigh, PB Hackers 74 82
156 -- Robert Foote, Hunter Ranch and Brian Marshall, Oakmont 80 76
158 -- John Merchant, Orinda and Ralph Huber, Orinda 77 81
159 -- Neal Pearson, Orinda and Ronald Johnson, Diablo 77 82
159 -- Gregory Schutz, Bennett Valley and Joe Franklin, Agilent Soco 78 81
160 -- Allan Abbott, Corral de Tierra and Dave Dicklich, Ridgemark 82 78
163 -- Kirk Straw, Contra Costa and Steve Mathias, Contra Costa 82 81
NC -- Phil Mastagni, Del Rio and Randy High, Del Rio 77 NC

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