Grauman Wins Shortened Christmas Classic

Ryan Grauman of Danville captured the Christmas Classic by three strokes over Ethan Farnam of Crystal Lake, Ill., after the second and final round was cancelled by rain at Old Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Old Del Monte, which opened in 1897, is the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River.

Grauman, a freshman at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, made his only bogey on the final hole of a 4-under-par 68.

“My last few rounds at Del Monte have been 64, 68, and 71,” said Grauman, who won the inaugural Winter Invitational last December and the 2018 Alameda Commuters, both at Corica Park Golf Course.

“The course fits my eye pretty well. I’m excited to come out here and play it any time I can.”

Farnam was second at 71, followed by Stephen Sparolini of San Mateo at 72.

Scott Raber of El Macero shot 73 to tie for fourth with Brendan Gonzalez of Orange, Nate Jetter of Pleasanton and Stephen Hale of Bakersfield.

Armand Melendez of Salinas totaled 74 to tie for eighth with Henry Fitzhugh of San Gabriel, Dylan VanderVeer of Newport Beach, Joshua Boyles of Mountain View and Matthew Audibert of San Francisco.

Glenn Andrade of Napa won the Senior Division for the third straight year, beating Casey Boyns of Monterey by three strokes.

Andrade finished at 71, followed by Boyns at 74 and Todd Barsotti of Fresno at 75.

Charles Richeson of Sacramento posted a score of 77 to tie for fourth with Corey West of Burlingame and Todd Palamer of Del Mar.

Chris Miller of Brentwood wound up at 78 to toe for seventh with Jeff Weiss of Roseville, Mark Miller of Brentwood and Tony Ralph of Sunnyvale.

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