amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic 1st round results

By Peter Conroy amateurgolf.com


- 2nd round tee time on Sunday is a 9:30am shotgun.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (December 2, 2006) —Andrew Bowdish and Matt Marshall each used torrid stretches of golf, combined with a knack for avoiding the double and triple bogeys that Del Monte Golf Course can foist on players, to take the opening day lead at the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic with 2-under 70’s.

Bowdish, who is coming off a win at the amateurgolf.com Metropolitan Amateur, notched two’s on three straight holes, including the par 4 fifth hole in which he drove to the edge of the green and chipped in for eagle.

Marshall, who tied for 8th in last year’s event, went on a stretch of five three’s in a row, including an eagle of his own on the par-5 13th. Only a three-putt on the 17th hole kept him from sole possession of the lead.

Mark Sollenberger was in front in the senior division with a 1-over 73. Charles Richesin trailed by a stroke.

Dan Gray led the net division with a 71, along with Derek Gilchrist.

NOTES: Del Monte’s out-of-bounds factor was the bane of several players, including Garett Wagner, who is still in the hunt with a 73 despite taking a nine on Hole 13… Andrew Biggadike was another victim, taking a seven on the par-3 5th when his tee shot bounced over the green, OB… The course has been good to the Gilchrist family, Derek’s son Jeff shot a 63 to win the event a decade ago… 17-year-old Sam Chavez is well within striking distance of the leaders at even-par, despite taking a double-bogey on 18… Brian Thompson is also even, while Jake Bieber and Kevin Fitzgerald are lurking at +1.

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First round results from the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic, played at the par 72 Del Monte Golf Course:

Name Hometown Rd1
Matt Marshall Los Gatos, CA 70
Andrew Bowdish San Jose, CA 70
Brian Thompson Gilroy, CA 72
Samuel Chavez Hillsborough, CA 72
Jake Bieber Alamo, CA 73
Garett Wagner Brentwood, CA 73
Kevin Fitzgerald Riverside, CA 73
Steve Wilson Discovery Bay, CA 74
Brian Swenson Dublin, CA 74
Kevin Conover Petaluma, CA 74
David Leuterio Sacramento, CA 74
Kris Butkys Thousand Oaks, CA 75
Jason Melvin Carmel, CA 76
Andrew Biggadike Palo Alto, CA 76
Jess Stimack Santa Rosa, CA 76
Corey Campbell Auburn, CA 77
Doug Marjama Gold River, CA 78
Sean Nadir Los Altos, CA 78
Matt Costello Danville, CA 79
Ramie Sprinkling Davis, CA 79
Jeff Haluska 80
Jose Rodriguez Berkeley, CA 80
Jack Paton Hillsborough, CA 80
Lawrence O'Neill San Francisco, CA 80
John Sinovic Carmel, CA 81
Cody Miller Citrus Heights, CA 81
Jeremy Harris El Dorado Hill, CA 81
Grant Norton Rancho Murieta, CA 81
Kyle Candlish Rancho Murieta, CA 81
Jud Spencer San Jose, CA 81
Mark Douglas San Jose, CA 81
Robert Budenbender Citrus Heights, CA 82
Steven Kern Colfax, CA 82
Greg O'Malley Sonoma, CA 82
Robert Goodwin Atherton, CA 83
Juan Lopez Lakeport, CA 83
David Nelson Reno, NV 83
David Staszko San Jose, CA 83
James Martini San Ramon, CA 83
Michael Shwe Cupertino, CA 84
Josh Boro San Jose, CA 84
Dino Giacomazzi 85
Blake Andrus El Dorado Hills, CA 85
Ken Sisler El Dorado Hills, CA 85
Troy Laughlin Placentia, CA 85
Jay Stimack Sacramento, CA 85
Kevin Hartsoch Playa del Rey, CA 86
Steve Batte Las Vegas, NV 87
Roby Seed Gualala, CA 89
Michael Burgess, Jr. Rohnert Park, CA 90
Jamie Ensell San Jose, CA 94
James Priscaro Santa Clara, CA 94
Will Schramm Alamo, CA 102
Kevin Kobalter San Rafael, CA WD
Will Haydon Aptos, CA NS
Tyler Raber El Macero, CA WD
Mason Mallory Hillsboro, CA NS
Matt Vukicevich Kenwood, CA WD
Matthew Wallach Los Altos, CA NS
Erik Hallgrimson Los Gatos, CA WD
Dan Thurston Rohnert Park, CA WD
Rhett Colbrese San Diego, CA NS
Ryan Lester San Jose, CA NS
Name Hometown
Mark Sollenberger Scottsdale, AZ 73
Charles Richesin Lodi, CA 74
Kevin Gaughan Danville, CA 75
Earl Stewart Fairfax, CA 75
Mark Miller Antioch, CA 76
Rob Thompson Merced, CA 76
Tom Lyons Pleasanton, CA 76
Joe Rhodes Antioch, CA 77
Herb Jensen Carmichael, CA 77
Michael Donnelly Clayton, CA 78
Ron Erkenbrecher Clovis, CA 78
Terry Ackerman Monterey, CA 78
Thomas Moore Carmel, CA 79
Bob Schoenherr San Jose, CA 79
Jack Rademann Orangevale, CA 80
Chip Campion Salinas, CA 80
Neil Duffy Santa Cruz, CA 80
Larry Raber El Macero, CA 81
Tom O'Grady Los Altos, CA 81
Bob Cayton Aptos, CA 82
Dave Baydala Murrieta, CA 82
Randy Blankenbaker Rohnert Park, CA 83
Hilton Tudhope Carmel, CA 84
John Seed Gualala, CA 86
Daniel Kuper Sunnyvale, CA 88
Jim Bertholf Minden, NV 91
Name Hometown
Derek Gilchrist Lincoln, CA 71
Dan Gray Patterson, CA 71
Fred Luper Suisun, CA 73
Noel Rush Pacifica, CA 73
Peter Funt Monterey, CA 73
Charles Balisha Turlock, CA 74
James Murphy San Francisco, CA 75
Jim Thurman Clayton, CA 75
Wesley Boudreaux Los Angeles, CA 76
Tom Silva Turlock, CA 77
Bill Strahan Burlingame, CA 77
Dave Nikitin Vacaville, CA 77
Peter Balisha Turlock, CA 78
Matt Newcomer El Dorado Hills, CA 78
Terry Ulleseit Reno, NV 78
Mark Johnson San Ramon, CA 78
Don Swift Davis, CA 78
Marc Sanders Turlock, CA 79
Robert Vernon San Francisco, CA 79
Al Richardson Santa Clara, CA 79
Dan Avila Turlock, CA 79
Waiter Harris Menlo Park, CA 80
Axel Gomez Turlock, CA 80
Mike Burgess Rohnert Park, CA 80
Matt Mattina Lakeport, CA 82
Joe Morais Turlock, CA 82
Vincent Steele Concord, CA 83
Frank Angelo Moraga, CA 83
Todd Knapp Salinas, CA 85
Del Hocker San Jose, CA 85
Daniel Shaw Blue Jay, CA 88
Steve Cohen Marina, CA 90
Terry Trout Clovis, CA 94
Rick Bauer San Ramon, CA 97

ABOUT THE AGC Christmas Classic

The Christmas Classic was founded by 2-time California State Amateur Champion Casey Boyns over 20 years ago and it always attracts a great field. This is our most popular event, and year in and year out it sells out. Field limited to 104 players; Championship, Senior, Women, and Net divisions.

Your entry fee includes two rounds of golf (cart at players expense), $4500 in Callaway Golf certificate prizes, $20 lunch certificate, and a great weekend at one of the Monterey Peninsula's wonderful classic courses, "Old" Del Monte.

Players age 25 and over compete in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least 10 Mid- Ams, a separate prize will be awarded.

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