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By KEVIN STEVENS Staff Writer The New York State Men's Amateur golf championship was reduced to a two-player duel on Friday Tim Marsh versus Tim Straub. . But there was one hitch: Marsh all but re- . fused to acknowledge the presence of his playing partner, the tournament's two-time defending champion. In Marsh's eyes, it was himself against Vestal Hills Country Club. ; So Marsh, a man Notebook, whose golfing reputa- page4C. tion was built on the long ball, finessed his way through the 36-hole marathon to end Straub's reign and pencil in his own name as the champion of this 67th State Am. Marsh shot rounds of 75 and even-par 72, bringing hi& four-round total to 1-over-par 289. Straub's pair of 75s his highest scores of the tournament brought him in at 294. "I never saw him swing a club today," Marsh said of Straub, with whom he played all 36 holes. "I never looked at him. I didn't want to know what he was doing. "What he does has nothing to do with me. I just wanted to go out and play my own game. If that's good enough, then I'm the winner." Good enough, indeed. Marsh's margin never dipped to fewer than four strokes over the day's last 17 holes. It reached eight shots for the second time in three holes with his birdie-duece on the 15th.