Holley opens Simi Valley City with 64
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (July 28, 2012) -- Aiming for a repeat championship, Chatsworth resident and San Diego State golfer, James Holley, took a commanding lead in the first round of the Simi Valley City Championship on Saturday. Shooting a 7 under par score of 64, Holley has a 5 shot lead over Camarillo’s JohnnyRuiz, and a 6 shot lead over 5 other golfers.

In the A flight, Raffi Bashian (Sherman Oaks) leads the gross score competition by one stroke, with a score of 4 over par 75, leading Todd Mayne (Malibu), who shot 76. In the net competition, Bashian and Mayne are tied for the lead at net 69, followed by 3 golfers just two strokes off the pace.

The B flight gross score leader is christopher Nayve of San Diego, with an 8 over par 79, followed by Stephen Canterbury (Moorpark) and Richard Trejo (South Gate), tied at 80. The B flight net score leaders after the first round, tied at net 65, are Canterbury, Trejo and ArthurChang (Simi Valley).

After the first round, the Senior Championship flight leaders are James Cortes (Newhall) at par 71, followed by Bret Mackay of Valencia, shooting 72, and Moorparks’ Mark Monreal with a score of 73.

The Senior A flight gross competition is led by John Larsen (Woodland Hills), with a score of 4 over par 75, just one stroke ahead of Ross Geller (Simi Valley) who shot 76 in Saturday’s round. Net competition leaders are Al Mendenhall (Canoga Park), carding a net 65 and Larsen, whose net score totaled 67.

The City Championship concludes on Sunday at Simi Hills Golf Course. This premier city championship is celebrating its 31st year of competition. Spectators are welcome to follow the competition at the course. Play resumes at 6:20 am, with the championship flight starting at11:15 am.

Results For Simi Valley City Championship
1CAJames HolleyChatsworth, CA6064-71--135*
2CAJJ HolenCastaic, CA4070-65--135
3CATim HogarthNorthridge, CA2070-66--136
4CALewis SimonTorrance, CA2071-68--139

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ABOUT THE Simi Valley City

The Simi Valley City Championship is considered to be one of the premier city championships in Southern California and is held annually at Simi Hills Golf Course. This 36-hole tournament features play in 2 divisions (regular and senior) and a total of 6 flights.

The regular division accepts entries from golfers age 17 and older (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis). All golfers must have verifiable amateur status, and all net flight participants must have a valid USGA approved handicap, with a 12-month low index of no more than 18.0.

The senior division accepts entries for golfers age 50 and over. Senior golfers with handicap indexes of 4.9 or better qualify for the Senior Championship Flight, and other senior golfers play in the two net flights for seniors.

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