Aldred leads AGC Monterey Bay Championship
09 Apr 2016
by Jeremy Gomberg of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Bayonet Black Horse - Black Horse

William Aldred (Cal Athletics)
William Aldred (Cal Athletics)

SEASIDE, Calif (April 9, 2016) -- William Aldred fired a four-under 68 to lead the way at the Amateurgolf.com Monterey Bay Championship.

The freshman at Cal Berkely from England got off to a slow start with bogeys on holes five and six but bounced right back with birdies on the next two holes. He kept his momentum going on the back-nine, firing off four straight birdies on holes 11-14 with some excellent wedge play. Aldred hadn't realized he made four in a row until he looked at his card after the round, clearly in the flow state.

Tied for 2nd is Aldred's teammate Ben Doyle along with Daniel Dal Poggetto who each shot 1-under 71. Both these players are recent amateurgolf.com champions, Doyle winning at the 2015 Christmas Classic and Dal Poggetto winning at the 2016 Wine Country Club. Evan Peterson and Brett Wolvert are tied for 4th after even-par 72's.

Senior/ Net

Jeff Britton is off to a hot start in the senior division after an opening round 74. Britton's highlight of the day was an eagle on the par 5 12th hole. He was 15 yards short of the green and had to navigate three tiers for his 3rd shot. Having seen chip shots run off the green in similar positions before, Britton opted to putt the ball from the tightly mowed first cut and judged the speed and the line perfectly. He'll take a three shot lead over Dave Stone into the final round tomorrow.

Lyle Covino holds a one-shot in the net division after opening with a 80.

ABOUT THE AGC Monterey Bay Championship

Challenge your game at Bayonet Black Horse, which has hosted the California State Amateur, the Champions Tour First Tee Classic, the PGA Tour's west coast qualifying events, and more.

You won't believe the makeover that is now complete at all 36 holes, which can only be said to move the resort from fantastic to truly world class.

The tournament is 36 Holes, with three Divisions:

-Championship (5.4 and under)
-Senior (8.0 and under)
-Handicap (5.5-15.0)

** NCGA Points event- part of the amateurgolf.com Tournament Series

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