Brandon Harkins wins Monterey Open, Daniel Semmler is low amateur
Brandon Harkins
Brandon Harkins
MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) — Former Web.com Tour player Brandon Harkins of Walnut Creek, Calif. captured the 54-hole Monterey Open at Del Monte Golf Course on Wednesday.

Harkins conquered the par-72 course with three straight rounds in the 60's. Harkins posted 66, 65, and 66 to cruise to a two-shot win. Creighton Honeck led by a shot entering Wednesday's final round but fell into solo second place with a finishing 69.

Daniel Semmler
The lowest amateur in the field was former San Jose State Universty golfer Daniel Semmler of Belmont, Calif. The recently graduated opened with 74 but carded back-to- back 69's to finish in a tie for 18th place.

University of Santa Barbara sophomore Derek Trofimczuk was the second lowest amateur in the field as the Cameron Park native finished tie for 25th with rounds of 69-75-70.

Defending champion Michael McCabe of Thousand Oaks finished in a tie for seventh eight shots back of Harkins. He carded 68-69-68 in his attempt to repeat.
ABOUT THE Monterey Open


Professionals and amateurs are entered into a 3- day, 54-hole, stroke-play competition. The field will be cut to the top 40 players and ties for the final 18 holes. All professional and amateur players are able to enter the open/scratch flight. Amateurs must have a valid USGA Handicap index of 3.9 or below. Net flights may be added based on availability.


The Monterey Open has a rich and storied history dating back to 1926, when it was won by “Light Horse” Harry Cooper in an event that included most of the top golfers in the nation—including the reigning U.S. Amateur George Von Elm, and 1927 Ryder Cup team members “Wild” Bill Melhorn, Joe Turnesa, Johnny Golden, Al Watrous, Johnny Farrell, Leo Diegel, and Al Espinosa.

The tournament missed a few years during the Great Depression, and again during WWII, but otherwise remained a popular annual event on the Del Monte Golf Course calendar. Following the WWII death of a popular Monterey golfer, The Bud Brownell Memorial Trophy was crafted by Jo Mora for engraving the names of future winners.

After a brief hiatus (the tournament was not played from 1997-2003), Del Monte Golf Course resumed the event in 2004.

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Results For Monterey Open Golf Tournament
T18CADaniel SemmlerSan Francisco, CA6074-69-69=212
T25CADerek TrofimczukCameron Park, CA4069-75-70=214

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