San Jose student wins on final putt
by TP staff
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Rick Gitmed sinks a putt Sunday, Oct. 7, at Tracy Golf and Country Club, where he won the handicap competition of the Tracy City Golf Championship. Gitmed, a Modesto resident who plays at TGCC, shot a net score of 137 for a 10-stroke win.  Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
Rick Gitmed sinks a putt Sunday, Oct. 7, at Tracy Golf and Country Club, where he won the handicap competition of the Tracy City Golf Championship. Gitmed, a Modesto resident who plays at TGCC, shot a net score of 137 for a 10-stroke win. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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A high school junior from San Jose sank a birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday afternoon to win the Tracy City Golf Championship at Tracy Golf and Country Club.

Shintaro Ban was tied with Eric Grimberg, a St. Mary’s College student, and Craig Kilcoyne from Concord as they went into the final hole.

Ban’s birdie gave him a 147 score for 36 holes, a stroke better than Grimberg and Kilcoyne.

The win by the high school student came a year after he finished in second place in the same tournament.

Mark Miller of Antioch shot a 76 on both 18-hole rounds to capture the senior division title.

Miller’s 152 total was one stroke better than the two runners-up, Jeff Goltz of Tracy and Ken Noonan of Pleasanton.

Handicap champion was Rick Gitmed, a Modesto resident and member of the local club.

Gitmed holds a seven handicap and shot rounds of 66 and 71 to post a 137 net total, 10 strokes better than runner-up Matt Perdue of Tracy. Andy Upton, also of Tracy, came in third with a 148.

In all, 53 golfers participated in the tournament, according to Shawn McCarty, TGCC pro.

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Jamesclavell
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October 13, 2012
Absolutely amazing to see a 7 handicap golfer shot below par two days in a row - the odds are like 3000 to 1. But there is a better name for this achievement - sandbagging cheater. No wonder nobody wants to play in this tournament you have lost before you even start just a waste of $125. I think NCGA needs to check out this guy's postings.


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