2015 San Tan Moves to Alta Mesa
The San Tan Amateur, typically played at Las Colinas Golf Club, was moved to Alta Mesa Country Club because of poor playing conditions at Las Colinas.
16 year old Hannah O’Sullivan Wins the Symetra
What an amazing feat by the 16 year old Hannah O’Sullivan, the only amateur in the field of 120 competitors, wins the Symetra Gateway Classic at Longbow GC by 3 strokes. She shot a 3 under par 69 for a three-day total of 67-66-69=201.
Hannah was given an exemption to play this weekend and is the only amateur in the field. At only 16 years old, she is certainly a rising star. She made the semi-finals at the US Women’s Amateur in 2014, represented Arizona at the US State Team Championship and represented the US at the Junior Ryder Cup tournament played in Scotland.
Press Release from Symetra
First-Round News & Notes
MESA, Ariz., February 20, 2015 – Chandler resident and Hamilton High School junior Hannah O’Sullivan has a chance to make history this week at the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club after firing an opening round 5-under 67 to stand two shots off the lead. Haley Italia stole the lead late in the day from O’Sullivan by carding a 7-under 65, tied for the lowest round in tournament history.O’Sullivan could also become the youngest player ever to win an event. Cristie Kerr currently holds the record as she won in 1995 at 17-years-old.A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR 16-YEAR-OLD O’SULLIVAN: Hannah O’Sullivan is mature beyond her age. She appears confident and unphased by the stage of a professional golf tournament.The 2012 and 2013 Arizona High School state champion carded a bogey free round with five birdies, four of which came on the front nine.“I was hitting a lot of fairways and a lot of greens today,” said O’Sullivan, who hit 14 of 14 fairways. “I was rolling the ball really well on the green so overall it was just a solid round and I feel good about my game.”She made a birdie on the second and then poured in birdies on the fifth, seventh and ninth holes to make the turn at 4-under. O’Sullivan’s final birdie of the day came on the 17th hole.“Definitely didn’t expect it (being near the lead),” said O’Sullivan. “I always tell myself not to have expectations and to take it one shot at a time. I knew my game was good going into this event and I really love this golf course.”Longbow Golf Club has been good to O’Sullivan. She finished second at the 2014 Heather Farr Classic, which is hosted at Longbow Golf Club. She finished third in 2013.“It helps to have a lot of competitive experience on this golf course,” explained O’Sullivan. “I know what I can get and what pins to go for. I’ve had a couple chances to win the Heather Farr here and I wasn’t able to close it out so I’m motivated this week.”O’Sullivan hopes to represent her community well the rest of the weekend.“I feel humbled and honored to represent the local area and I think this is just an amazing opportunity and I’m so grateful for the sponsor exemption.”O’Sullivan has already committed to play college golf at USC in the class of 2018. She is currently ranked No.40 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Open House
A message from JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
Join us Thursday, February 19 between 4:00pm – 7:00pm for an open house for all prospective golf members! We will be showcasing our two championship 18-hole golf courses, our fabulous clubhouse, the delicious Acacia restaurant, as well as our impeccable staff services. Enjoy samples from Acacia’s decadent American style menu while sipping on complimentary wine and beer.
All guests will have the opportunity to schedule a tour of the Golf Club at a later date with one of our Head Golf Professionals. Upon completion of the scheduled tour, enjoy a complimentary round of golf on Padre or Ambiente.
Included in signing up for a regular membership at the Golf Club will be 100,000 Marriott Rewards points during this event only! All attendees will be able to enter in the raffle at the event for a chance to win a Three Night Stay with one round of Golf for two. For more information, please call 480-905-7902. See you there!
2015 Short Course
Trailing at the beginning of the day, Bryan Hoops was two back of the leaders and Rick Bojalad three back, Bryan Hoops and Rick Bojalad both posted low numbers on Sunday to come from behind an tie at the top of the leaderboard with two-day scores of 117. Rick posted a seven under 54 while Bryan posted a six under 55. The playoff went just one hole as Bojalad birdied the first hole while Hoops scored a par.
Teeing off first on hole #10 Hoops’ tee shot with a fairway wood landed about 40 yards short of the green on the right side just off the fairway in light rough. Bojalad then chose to use driver and his ball landed just in front of the green, rolled across the front and settled some 10 feet off the green on the right side. Hoops’ second shot landed on the green and quickly stopped leaving him a 15 foot uphill putt. Bojalad then chipped to about 4 feet from the hole. Both players had uphill putts for birdies. Bryan was away and his putt just missed the hole, stopping less than a foot away. Rick then sank his putt for the birdie and the win.
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Wickenburg Ranch Event Postponed
IMPORTANT Tournament Update!
Bunker to Bunker Tournament Rescheduled to Saturday, April 18th
Due to the high probability that a storm is projected to hit us with both rain and wind this Saturday in Wickenburg, our team at Bunker to Bunker along with our partners at Wickenburg Ranch Golf and Social Club are rescheduling our tournament to Saturday April 18th. We value your participation in our outing and we want to ensure that your first experience at this great facility is optimal.We know that the anticipation and excitement for playing in this event was so high that we sold out in record time. We want to assure you that we will hold your reservation for the date on 4/18 if you should choose to do so. Please alert your team!We will open up the event to new reservations, ONLY after hearing back from our current reservations. All details on the rescheduled event will stay the same for pricing, tee gifts etc and we will repost to our website at www.bunkergolf.com and we will be emailing to you in the next several days.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Henry at [email protected]