PACIFIC GROVE, Calif (March 4, 2012) -- Michael Decker and Jonathan Garrick fired an 6-under 64 to hold onto their first round lead at the Monterey County Four-Ball at the gorgeous Pacific Grove Golf Links.

The pair held off a serious challenge from Mac McClung and Kevin Smith of San Jose who drove the green on number 18 and had a chance for an eagle putt to tie the tournament. They finished a shot back in second, while Casey Boyns and Bill Moore finished third at 12-under.

"We stayed patient and attacked the par fours," commented Garrick via email after the round. "We definitely had a shot to break 60 considering neither of us birdied a single par 5."

"A big point in the tournament was on 14 when we both hit it in an environmentally sensitive hazard that required us to take a one stroke penalty yet we still limped out with par."

Mark Miller and Michael Harding won the senior division at 11-under par 129; Axel Gomez and Dan Gray won a scorecard playoff over Bruce MacLean and Kevin Smith for the net title.

Steve Donnelly of Salinas made a hole-in-one on the second hole today in the senior division. He and partner Rob Schneider finished 5th.

ABOUT THE AGC Monterey County Four Ball

Don't hesitate to register for this annually sold-out event at the wonderful Pacific Grove Golf Links. Your entry fee includes two rounds of golf, lunch both days, generous prize fund, and more. Carts are not included on this easy-walking course.

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