2015 Monterey Hickory Classic
Old Del Monte GC @ PebbleBeach.com
2015 Monterey Hickory Classic Winners
Gary Yoro (gross) - Kris Surano (Champion)
Friday Sept 11th, 2015 - Monterey,
A record breaking heatwave for the Monterey Peninsula didn't phase Diablo CC's Kris Surano en route to shooting a 9 under par 63 and running away with the championship. The round included a slew of birdies and a chip-in eagle 3 on the par5 13th.
In the gross division, things were a little closer. The title came down to the final holes with first time hickory player Gary Yoro from Spring Hills GC and Orion Galioni of Pacific Grove eventually tied at 78. A playoff should have been immediate and mandatory, but Yoro was deemed the official winner via cardoff (Gary played the final 10 holes 1 over par getting things kicked off with an eagle 3 on the par5 9th.)
A cardoff was also needed to determine our runner-up with 3 players tied at 2 under par 70. Mike Kosich's back nine was slightly better than Dana Niehaus and Orion Galioni.
Hole-by-hole electronic scorecards were posted on the results page here:2015 Monterey Hickory Classic Results
In our Skins game, thanks to Stacy Brown and Orion Galioni's diligent and careful efforts, we have zero errors to report.
We had 2 gross eagles, 4 net eagles, a slew of birdies, and even a gross par that won a skin.-- SKIN WINNERS --
$104 Gross (8 skins @ $13 each)
$103 Net (6 skins @ $17 each)Format
* Open played from WHITE tees @ 6085yds – 70.2/128 - received 2 extra NET strokes
* Seniors played from RED
tees @ 5435 yds – 68.4/116 = base for NET calculations.
* Ladies played from RED
tees @ 5435 yds – 72.3/116 – received 4 extra NET strokes
#1 par5) Dana Niehaus - Net 3
#2 par4) Steve Henneuse - Gross 3 - Net 3
#3 par4) Kris Surano - Gross 3 - Net 2
#5 par4) Dave McMurtrey - Net 2
#9 par5) Gary Yoro - Gross 3 - Net 3
#10 par4) Bill Ratto - Gross 3
#11 par4) Gary Yoro - Gross 3
#13 par5) Kris Surano - Gross 3
#14 par3) Michael Scott - Gross 3
#15 par4) Gary Yoro - Gross 3
#17 par5) Jim Thompson - Net 4
Some stellar play that canceled out skins:
Dan Vordale and Jim Hanson both birdied (net eagled) the extremely difficult par 3 6th.
Mike Kosich and Steve Henneuse birdied (net eagled) the par 4 16th.
Mike Kosich and Jim Thompson birdied the par 5 13th (net eagled) to steal a skin from Kris Surano.
A big thanks to Neil Allen and staff @ Del Monte. We look forward to next year.
We had a few first time players: Jeannine Niehaus, Tim Bell, Jim Hanson, Gary Yoro, and Charles Chapa. Thanks for participating and hope to see you again!