Champion KK Limbhasut (left) and Senior winner Pete Wlodkowski
SEASIDE, Calif. (May 21, 2017) -- One of our senior golfers, Donald Rohm, might have described Bayonet best after his round today.
"There isn't a bad hole out here - it just doesn't let up."
Indeed, with a course rating of 74.8 and slope of 139 from the back tees, and fog rolling in off Monterey Bay, par is a good score on any hole. Today's fast and firm fairways and greens put an extra premium on shot making.
KK Limbhasut, however, found the secret to scoring on the 7104 yard layout. Just hit 300 yard drives and keep the ball in play. That, and some converted putts, resulted in him firing a final round of 3-under 69 which was good enough to win his first AmateurGolf.com title at the Monterey Bay Championship.
And that was despite a slow start of par-bogey on his first two holes. After that, he recorded 6 birdies -- only one of them on a par 5.
Combined with his first round of 73 Limbhasut posted 2-under 142 for the tournament, just two shots off the tournament record and tied for the second-lowest score in the 17 year history of AmateurGolf.com's original weekend event.
"I drove the ball really well this weekend," said the Cal golfer. "On my final hole [No. 15] I hit driver to 65-yards and made the putt - a nice way to finish off the round."
High school junior Ryan Grauman was coming off a 69 of his own. And while he didn't have the same magic on Sunday, his 3-over 75 was still one of the lowest scores of the day and placed him in solo second at even par 144. Rounding out the top three was Ryan Slater of Gilroy. Slater, who is currently redshirting from the No. 1 ranked USC Trojans, fired 3-over 147.
In the Senior Division, AmateurGolf.com founder Pete Wlodkowski returned to where it all started and shot rounds of 76-74 to take the title ahead of Donald Rohm of Clovis (158).
"Fun to play 36-holes out here and not make a double," said Wlodkowski.
Thanks to everyone for competing and to the staff at Bayonet Black Horse for hosting us again this year. If you like the courses, check out their tournament series at www.bbhgolf.com.
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