In the Grand Tradition of the Game
The history of amateur golf at Del Monte Golf Course spans more than a century of competition. Jack Neville won the first California State Amateur here in 1912, seven years before he partnered with fellow amateur star Douglas Grant to design Pebble Beach Golf Links. The list of champions at Del Monte is as rich and storied as the game itself.
The Monterey City Amateur continues the grand tradition of amateur championships held at Del Monte. Since 1953, each winner’s name has been etched on The Henry Zaches Trophy. From early champions in multiple years like George Galios, Peter Geyer and Bob Zoller to more notable winners such as Daryl Donovan and NCGA Hall of Famer Casey Boyns, the Monterey City Amateur has continued to be a championship that provides the finest amateurs with a classic test of skill.
Congratulations to Chris Marin! Trailing by one after the second round, he was able to post a final round of 71 to become this year’s champion! Runners-up in the Championship Division were last year’s champion, AJ Fitzgerald, along with Mike Perchak and James Gould-Healy, who tied for second place at -3.
Our Net Champion Mark Gordon (+1) posted an opening round of 68 and a 74 on Sunday to beat Craig Cox (2nd) and Chen Xi (3rd).