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2023 Monterey Open Championship

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A Legacy of Champions

The Monterey Open Championship has a rich and storied history dating back to 1926, when it was won by “Light Horse” Harry Cooper in an event that included most of the top golfers in the nation—including the reigning U.S. Amateur George Von Elm, and 1927 Ryder Cup team members “Wild” Bill Melhorn, Joe Turnesa, Johnny Golden, Al Watrous, Johnny Farrell, Leo Diegel, and Al Espinosa.

The tournament missed a few years during the Great Depression, and again during WWII, but otherwise remained a popular annual event on the Del Monte Golf Course calendar. Following the WWII death of popular Monterey golfer Bud Brownell, the Bud Brownell Memorial Trophy was created by Jo Mora for engraving the names of future winners.

After a brief hiatus (the tournament was not played from 1997-2003), Del Monte Golf Course resumed the event in 2004.


2023 Monterey Open Results

The 2023 Monterey Open held October 9-11 at historic Del Monte Golf Course, crowned Charles Porter of San Francisco champion following a one-hole sudden death playoff victory over Wil Collins of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Porter and Collins finished play in the three-day tournament at -16 under par total of 200. Third place was a two-way tie between Kyle Karazissis of Indian Wells, California and defending Monterey Open Champion, Kevin Velo of Danville California.

The tournament featured excellent playing conditions, terrific scoring and even a hole-in-one from Tyler Lowe of Davis, California. Champion Porter earned a winner’s check of $5,000 along with entry in the Taylor Made Pebble Beach Invitational played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay, November 16-19, 2023.

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