Bayonet/Black Horse GC
May 25-26, 2013
SEASIDE – Ventura’s Ben Shur won amateurgolf.com’s Monterey Bay Championship over Memorial Day weekend at Bayonet/Black Horse GC, winning what ultimately proved to be a battle of attrition. With under-par scores hard to come by—only one player posted an under-par 18-hole score over the two rounds—limiting one’s mistakes proved to be important. Shur was one of three players to finish atop the leaderboard at 148, four-over par, with rounds of 76 and 72. The other two players were Nick Moore of Seaside (72-76) and Kraig McLeod of Pebble Beach (74-74).
With a sudden-death playoff on tap Shur, McLeod and Moore each scrambled for par after the first playoff hole advancing to a necessary second playoff hole. That’s when the true battle of attrition came in as Moore double-bogeyed, McLeod bogeyed and Shur won with a par.
Finishing in a tie for fourth place was Alex Franklin and Matt Williams at 149, five-over par. Robert Salomon and Steven Warne tied for sixth at 150, six-over par, while Mark Wyllie finished alone in eighth at 152, eight-over par. Patrick Grimes took ninth with a score of 155, 11-over par, while Evan McLeod and Travis Rowney finished tied for 10th at 156, 12-over par.
The senior division was scarce with less than a dozen players competing. In the end 54-year-old Tom McKee of Carlsbad beat 55-year-old Rob Schneider in a sudden-death playoff after both players finished at 162, 18-over par.