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amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic: Boyns wins it



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MONTEREY, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2007)-- Casey Boyns won a thrilling sudden-death playoff over Chris Marin to take home the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic which was played over two days at Pacific Grove Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course.

Boyns took the first day lead at 3-under 67 by navigating through a Pacific Grove course defending itself from par with some truly challenging pin positions. Marin, the defending Monterey City Amateur champion, trailed by a stroke.

After scuffling through the early holes at Del Monte, Marin birdied three of the final holes to finish at 3-under 69, drawing even with Boyns, who carded a 70, and setting up the second consecutive extra-holes Christmas Classic.

Teeing off first, Marin ripped his drive down the middle of Hole No. 1's fairway, while Boyns blocked his shot into the tree-lined right side.

Using a bit of local knowledge, Boyns elected to whack his second shot up the bordering 16th fairway, setting up a difficult 65-yard approach shot, over a bunker with little green to work with.

Marin knocked his second shot to within 20 feet of the green.

Boyns then proceeded to pull the rabbit out of a hat, sticking his approach shot from the wrong fairway within two feet, then making the easy putt, while Marin couldn't get up-and-down.

In the senior division Jay Guerin emerged from the pack with an even-par 70 to take a one-stroke victory over Herb Jensen and Bob Schoenherr.

Vincent Steele never trailed in the net division, opening with a 66 and holding off his buddy Bill Strahan by two strokes for the victory.

Full results follow, with the championship flight playing Day 1 at the 5727-yard, par-70 Pacific Grove course, and Day 2 at the 6357-yard, par-72 Del Monte course while the net and senior flights played the opposite schedule.

First Last Hometown ST Rd1 Rd2 Tot    
Casey Boyns Pacific Grove CA 67 70 137    
Chris Marin Monterey CA 68 69 137    
Jeremy Gearhart Atascadero CA 72 69 141    
Anthony Machi Pleasanton CA 70 72 142    
Connor Green Selma CA 70 72 142    
Pace Johnson Fresno CA 73 70 143    
Kris Baxter Atherton CA 69 75 144    
Chris Gilman Yorba Linda CA 68 76 144    
Freddy Wolfe Piedmont CA 68 76 144    
Jerry Ledzinski Carmel CA 74 70 144    
Grant Norton Rancho Murieta CA 71 73 144    
Darryl Donovan Morgan Hill CA 74 71 145    
Mike Mcrae Moraga CA 74 71 145    
Eric Mina Fremont CA 74 71 145    
Colin Peck Palo Alto CA 72 73 145    
Gregg Button Davis CA 72 74 146    
Ian Dahl Berkeley CA 71 75 146    
Kevin Fitzgerald Riverside CA 72 74 146    
Steven Kern Colfax CA 70 76 146    
Brett Mormann Santa Barbara CA 73 73 146    
Todd Palmaer Corona Del Mar CA 74 72 146    
Kyle Souza Livermore CA 74 72 146    
Taylor Travis Fremont CA 71 75 146    
Stephen Hale Bakersfield CA 67 80 147    
Geoff Couch Watsonville CA 71 76 147    
Andrew Haggen Walnut Creek CA 72 75 147    
David Leuterio Sacramento CA 76 71 147    
Neil Summers Livermore CA 73 74 147    
Brian Thompson Gilroy CA 71 76 147    
Mark Mallin San Jose CA 68 80 148    
Chris Jensen Los Altos CA 71 77 148    
David Nelson Reno NV 73 75 148
Sam Smith Turlock CA 73 75 148
Orion Galioni santa cruz CA 73 76 149
Matthew Garcia Burlingame CA 74 75 149
Jesper Landen Monterey CA 74 75 149
Matt Costello Danville CA 70 80 150
Adam Loran San Jose CA 73 77 150
Brian Swenson Dublin CA 74 76 150
Rhett Colbrese San Diego CA 77 74 151
Jason Melvin Carmel CA 71 80 151
Mat Miller Pleasanton CA 73 78 151
Garth Watrous Watsonville CA 75 76 151
Kent Yamane San Jose CA 75 76 151
Tyler Raber El Macero CA 77 75 152
Justin Estrada Yuba City CA 74 78 152
Andrew Wood Alameda CA 75 77 152
Nicholas Brown Rocklin CA 78 75 153
Mike Pinkney aptos CA 78 75 153
Kevin Smith San Jose CA 75 78 153
Andrew Roberts Clayton CA 78 76 154
Jason Thomas Los Gatos CA 77 77 154
Andrew Overton Livermore CA 76 78 154
Fredrik Palmer Modesto CA 71 83 154
Erick Thorson Westlake Village CA 70 84 154
Cole Pensanti Oak Park CA 76 79 155
Lamar Hinds Elk Grove CA 77 78 155
Brian Robinson Pleasanton CA 77 78 155
Kris Butkys Thousand Oaks CA 78 77 155
Brian O'Regan Walnut Creek CA 81 74 155
Spencer Charlton San Jose CA 77 79 156
Kelvin Lo San Marino CA 77 79 156
David Rohrs Los Altos CA 77 79 156
Tak Taoyama San Jose CA 77 79 156
Steve Donnelly Salinas CA 75 81 156
Matthew Hansen Los Osos CA 76 80 156
DJ Milligan Cedar Ridge CA 79 77 156
Jay Myers Saratoga CA 75 81 156
John Staskus San Jose, CA CA 80 76 156
Mark Wyllie San Jose CA 76 81 157
Troy Laughlin Placentia CA 77 80 157
Albert Conceicao San Jose CA 76 81 157
Dino Giacomazzi Seaside CA 82 75 157
James Martini San Ramon CA 80 77 157
Andrew Matagrano San Francisco CA 73 84 157
Jeffrey Hamm Danville CA 83 75 158
Sean Nadir Los Altos CA 76 82 158
Austin Rittenour Concord CA 78 80 158
H. Curtis Abbey Portola Valley CA 78 81 159
Andrew Bowdish San Jose CA 78 81 159
Gregory Sgarlato San Jose CA 80 80 160
Barry Soicher Mill Valley CA 78 82 160
Ron Siskey Grover Beach CA 78 83 161
Larry Raber El Macero CA 78 83 161
David Staszko San Jose CA 81 80 161
Brian Barre Fullerton CA 79 83 162
Justin Gabbert Pleasaton CA 82 81 163
David Hulme Pebble Beach CA 82 81 163
Ty Murphy Fresno CA 79 84 163
Jud Spencer San Jose CA 79 84 163
Teddy Schrier Atwater CA 80 84 164
Tim Graham Sacramento CA 85 80 165
John Seed Gualala CA 84 81 165
Josh Boro SAN JOSE CA 86 81 167
Bruce Rosen Solana Beach CA 83 84 167
Stephen Hoffman Saratoga CA 82 86 168
Kevin Mom Morgan Hill CA 83 85 168
Ken Clift San Ramon CA 81 88 169
Robert Willis Burlingame CA 83 87 170
Kory Mathewson Glendora CA 85 86 171
Kevin McEvoy South San Francisco CA 81 90 171
Dae Ho Choi Monterey CA 82 92 174
Tim Yager San Jose CA 91 90 181
Roby Seed Gualala CA 88 96 184
SENIOR        
Name Hometown Rd.1 Rd.2 Tot.
Jay Guerin Fremont, CA 75 70 145
Bob Schoenherr San Jose, CA 75 71 146
Herb Jensen Carmichael, CA 76 70 146
Greg O'Malley Sonoma, CA 71 76 147
Frank Abbott Napa, CA 73 74 147
Neil Duffy Santa Cruz, CA 76 71 147
Rob Thompson Merced, CA 75 73 148
Joe Beato Fresno, CA 75 74 149
Charles Richesin Lodi, CA 76 73 149
Greg Saiki Sanger, CA 76 74 150
Jim Ono Saratoga, CA 76 74 150
Kevin Gaughan Danville, CA 78 72 150
Jeff Ford Carmel, CA 76 76 152
Frank Pieper Carmel, CA 80 72 152
Craig Ling Monterey, CA 75 78 153
Mark Miller Antioch, CA 75 78 153
Ron Erkenbrecher Clovis, CA 76 77 153
Carl Selkirk Chico, CA 76 78 154
Mike Flood Discovery Bay, CA 79 77 156
Michael Donnelly Clayton, CA 78 80 158
Bob Cayton Aptos, CA 76 83 159
Tom Craig Lafayette, CA 79 80 159
Randy Blankenbaker Rohnert Park, CA 79 83 162
Walt Edgerley Pleasanton, CA 84 78 162
Rocky Wolf Palo Alto, CA 79 85 164
Francis Spadola Napa, CA 89 80 169
 
NET        
Name Hometown Rd.1 Rd.2 Tot
Vincent Steele Concord, CA 66 71 137
Bill Strahan Burlingame, CA 71 68 139
Fred Luper Suisun, CA 76 65 141
James Murphy San Francisco, CA 74 70 144
Sangho Lee Scotts Valley, CA 74 71 145
Charles Balisha Turlock, CA 71 75 146
Tom Silva Turlock, CA 74 72 146
Joe Morais Turlock, CA 69 78 147
Bob Sears Manteca, CA 75 72 147
Andrew Markus Vancouver, BC 72 76 148
Nigel Harold Alameda, CA 72 76 148
Matt Newcomer El Dorado Hills, CA 73 75 148
Robert Vernon San Francisco, CA 72 77 149
Lou Beary Rohnert Park, CA 76 73 149
Dan Gray Patterson, CA 79 70 149
Joe Garske Vacaville, CA 73 77 150
Hilton Tudhope Carmel, CA 72 83 155
Dan Avila Turlock, CA 75 75 150
Bruce McGraw Lake Forest, CA 76 74 150
Terry Ulleseit Reno, NV 77 73 150
Frank Angelo Moraga, CA 77 76 153
Dave Nikitin Vacaville, CA 79 75 154
Del Hocker San Jose, CA 79 75 154
Mike Sly Los Altos, CA 81 73 154
Bart Goldie Oakland, CA 78 77 155
Marc Sanders Turlock, CA 77 79 156
Chip Thomas Carmel, CA 76 80 156
Jim Cotton Davis, CA 79 79 158
Don Swift Davis, CA 78 83 161
Mike Burgess Rohnert Park, CA 76 87 163
Terry Trout Clovis, CA 83 80 163
Peter Balisha Turlock, CA 80 84 164
Dave Page Lafayette, CA 83 81 164
Scott Henrikson Carlsbad, CA 82 83 165
Scott Carelli San Francisco, CA 87 81 168
Arley Terrence Clovis, CA 82 87 169
Al Richardson Santa Clara, CA 83 86 169

 

 

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