L-R Gary Beene and Del Masters Net Champs;
Frank Pieper and Jeff Britton Senior winners
PACIFIC GROVE, CA (May 7, 2017) - The Carmel, CA duo of Jeff Britton and Frank Pieper have won the Senior Championship of the AmateurGolf.com 2017 Monterey Four-Ball presented by Callaway Golf hosted by Pacific Grove Golf Links.
The tandem combined rounds of 67-63--130 to win in wire-to-wire fashion. On Sunday they didn't allow another team to make a run thanks to a final round 63 that matched the low round of the tournament.
For Britton and Pieper the highlight of the final day came on the 265 yard par-4 4th when Britton missed an ace by a foot.
"Not only was it a foot away but it was a behind the hole. We have no idea how it didn't go in," Britton said.
Defending champions Mitch Harrison (Acampo, CA) and Charles Richesin (Lodi, CA) recovered from a first round 71 to match the low round of the tournament with Sunday 63 and post a second place 134. In third it was Wayne Bass (Clayton, CA) and Michael Harding (Encinitas, CA) at 68-68--136, fourth place was taken by Neil Duffy (Santa Cruz, CA) and Pete Wlodkowski (Carlsbad, CA) at 71-67--138 while Casey Boyns (Monterey, CA) and Mark Miller (Brentwood, CA) took fifth at 72-67--139.
In the Net Division the San Jose, CA team of long hitting Gary Beene and Del Masters captured the title with scores of 62-62--124.
Why long hitting Gary Beene? Well on Sunday he uncorked a 380 yard drive on the par-5 12th and he only had a sand wedge left into the green.
"I really got a hold of that one," Beene said. "I sliced it about 50 yards too and I ended up playing the dogleg perfectly."
In second place it was Scott Carelli (Menlo Park, CA) and Abi Vickram (San Jose, CA) at 68-59--127 while the top-five was round out by a trio of teams from Modesto, CA.
Third place was taken by Frank Borges and Brad Pezoldt (64-67--131) and in fourth it was Luis Miranda and Stephen Mort (69-63--132); Butch Pirrone and Tom Slater (65-57--132)
About the AGC Monterey Four-Ball: The AmateurGolf.com Tour competes at some of the finest resort courses in California. But one of our favorite venues is a "muni" in little Pacific Grove, where anyone can stop by and play golf along the famed 17 Mile Drive for under $75. It's short, quirky, and subject to the ever changing winds and weather of its more famous neighbors Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.
ABOUT THE AmateurGolf.com 2017 Monterey Four-Ball presented by Callaway Golf
Fun two man event at the wonderful Pacific Grove Golf
Links, known to many as "The Poor Man's Pebble
Beach." That's because the back nine plays right along
the Pacific Ocean in an out-and-back links style layout.
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