amateurgolf.com Diablo Valley Championship: Rd 1 Results

BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2006) -- The 2nd Annual amateurgolf.com Diablo Valley Amateur got underway on Saturday at the Gary Roger Baird-designed Shadow Lakes Golf Course.

Tournament Notes:

- Bob Niger shot 5 birdies to lead the field with a 3 under 68 - the only other sub par round was Matt Couch with a 1-under-par 70.

- The course was in great shape but long rough played havoc with stray shots, and the cold was the toughest part of the day for some.

- Mark Casey scored his 3rd career hole-in-one when he aced No.4 - a 195 yard par 3, firing a 6-iron which bounced twice and rolled to the hole to provide him with his 3rd career hole-in-one.

- A small group of seniors will fight for points on Sunday. Bob Olds and Rob Thompson tied at 73 to lead the senior division. They will play in the final group tomorrow joined by local Bill Goodwin, who shot 76.

- The Net Division is led by Brentwood local Mike Casey who finished too late to get a drink from his brother's hole-in-one celebrations. Casey recently traveled to Kiawah Island with amateurgolf.com and the trip obviously paid off. Other players in the leading net group tomorrow will be Larry Fillmore (71) with Jim Thurman and Michael Gravely (74)

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First round results from the amateurgolf.com Diablo Valley Amateur, played at the Par-71, 6577 yard Shadow Lakes Golf Club: (note: To view pairings and tee times for Sunday, March 12, click here>)

Player Rd1
Bob Niger 68
Matt Couch 70
David Capel 72
Eric Smith 72
Jack Paton 73
Steve Wilson 73
Samuel Chavez 74
Robert Matias 75
Wesley Leith 75
Jeff Vetterick 76
John Turnacliff 76
Andrew Bowdish 77
Mark Casey 77
Arvo Voip 78
Chris Kilkenny 78
Garth Watrous 78
Grant Sparkes 78
Jason Stone 78
John Ramirez III 78
Joseph Woo 78
Jim Williams 79
David Hawkins 80
Randy McKinley 80
Brandon Harkins 81
Kyle Dowden 81
Matt Sullivan 81
Nicholas Comegna 81
Todd Edwards 81
Albert Conceicao 82
Brian Geraty 82
Matthew Garcia 82
Mike Granelli 82
Rick Shumate 82
Blake Bertrand 83
Chip Doyle 83
Logan Woodruff 83
Dave Curley 85
Ken Sisler 85
Larry Lopez 85
Michael Park 85
Patrick Pernice 85
Christian Larsen 86
Alex Henry 88
Aaron Dean NC
Darian Shingu WD
Les Cheong WD
Player Rd1
Bob Olds 73
Rob Thompson 73
William Goodwin 76
Shelton Washburn 77
Dave Stone 77
Joe Zanassi 79
Tom Lyons 79
Earl Stewart 81
Tom Kintigh 83
Ron Erkenbrecher 88
Player Rd1
Mike Casey 69
Larry Fillmore 71
Jim Thurman 74
Michael Gravely 74
Sean Price 75
Gary Koshaba 75
Michael Kinch 75
James Priscaro 78
Shane Davis 78
Keith Price 80
Will Harris 81
Vincent Steele 81
Al Richardson 81
James Grensted 82
Dave Joenk 82
Tim Yager 86
Justin Moroyan 87
Ryan Hopkins 91
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