Christmas Classic - Round 1 Results from Monterey

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA (December 3, 2005) -- Winter officially arrived in Monterey on Saturday, with the first 'frost delay' of the season was put into effect at the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic at Del Monte Golf Course. Just weeks ago, the same location enjoyed 80 degree temperatures for the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational, but the unseasonable warm had to end sometime.

While the frost delayed things for an hour at the start, all 124 players finished the round well before daylight became an issue, and one of them, Danny Buell, managed to better par by three strokes on the tricky layout. Buell leads the Championship Division, and is trailed by Andrew Bowdish and 2003 Christmas Classic Champ David Nelson, both of whom shot 73.

In the Senior Division, Bob Rowland leads after a 71, and is trailed by Herb Jensen and Mark Miller at 73. The Net Division is also bunched up, with Fred Luper (now there's a golf name!) at 3-under-par 69 Net. He is trailed by Mike Burgess and Joe Ceniceros at 73.

All players will tee of at 9:30am in a shotgun in Sunday's final round. Tee assignments will be available at Del Monte before Sunday's tee off. A barbeque will follow play. To view the top results in each division, click here>

ABOUT THE amateurgolf.com 2005 Christmas Classic


-- 2005 is the 21st playing of this event, founded by 2-Time California State Am Champ Casey Boyns. 100 POINT NCGA and 75 POINT NCGA Senior Men's Points event. Tournament is open to all players with verifiable handicap index, you do not have to be an NCGA Member to play (however only NCGA Players earn points) $5000 in prizes, paid in Pebble Beach Company Credit.

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