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AGA’s Brad Wayment and Ken Tanigawa set to tee off at U.S. Senior Open Championship

AGA’s Brad Wayment and Ken Tanigawa set to tee off at U.S Senior Open Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: The first round of the U.S Senior Open got underway this morning and AGA’s Brad Wayment and, two-time Arizona Amateur Champion, Ken Tanigawa are among the field of 156 players challenging the greens.
Brad Wayment, of Mesa, was the first of 25 amateurs to make this year’s 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship field.  It took a three-hole, sudden-death playoff to secure the second and final qualifying spot at Omni Tucson National Resort. The 2017 Arizona Player’s Cup Champion carded a 3-under on the par-73 course, driving what would become a seven- for-one playoff. This will be his first USGA Championship appearance.
Less than a year ago, Ken Tanigawa, of Scottsdale, was hoisting the Arizona Amateur Championship trophy. Today, he tees off at the U.S. Senior Open Championship midway through his rookie year on the PGA Champions TOUR.
The 1990 UCLA collegiate player spent 11 years playing professionally in Australia, Japan, and Web.com TOUR. In the early 2000s, Tanigawa returned to Arizona to start a business with his brother. In 2012, he reinstated his amateur status and triumphantly navigated the AGA TOUR. He won two Arizona Amateur Championships, as well as two Arizona Mid- Amateur Championships. He competed in two USGA Mid-Amateurs and a U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Tanigawa’s top-five finish at TPC Scottsdale at the Champions TOUR Q-School, this past December, gained him a fully exempt 2018 season. Currently ranked 57 on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List, Tanigawa has recorded one top 10 finish along with two top 20 performances, during his first year back as a professional.
The U.S Senior Open Championship will take place Thursday through Sunday (June 28-July1) at Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 72-hole stroke play championship will begin with 156 players, playing 2 rounds, with a cut after 36 holes to the low 60 players and ties. 

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USGA Announces Tee Times for 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship

USGA Announces Tee Times for 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 23, 2018) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship, Thursday(June 28) and Friday (June 29), at 7,264-yard, par-70 The Broadmoor (East Course).
The U.S. Senior Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on June 28 and 29, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on June 30 and July 1. If there is a tie upon the completion of 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will immediately follow. If this playoff results in a tie, the tied players will immediately continue to play off hole-by-hole until the winner is determined.
All Times MDT
Thursday (June 28), hole #1 / Friday (June 29), hole #10
7 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Doug Rohrbaugh, Carbondale, Colo.; (a) Scott McGihon, La Quinta, Calif.; Kendal Yonomoto, Canada
7:10 a.m. / 12:40 p.m. – (a) Frank Vana, Boxford, Mass.; Rick Todd, Canada; John Sikes, Frankston, Texas
7:21 a.m. / 12:51 p.m. – Deane Pappas, South Africa; Jacob Ferenz, Vero Beach, Fla.; (a) Robert Funk, Canyon Lake, Calif.
7:31 a.m. / 1:01 p.m. – David Frost, South Africa; Brad Bryant, Lakeland, Fla.; Larry Mize, Columbus, Ga.
7:42 a.m. / 1:12 p.m. – Scott Hoch, Orlando, Fla.; Jay Haas, Greenville, S.C.; Len Mattiace, Jacksonville, Fla.
7:52 a.m. / 1:22 p.m. – Peter Fowler, Australia; John Cook, Orlando, Fla.; Jesper Parnevik, Sweden
8:03 a.m. / 1:33 p.m. – Brandt Jobe, Argyle, Texas; Fred Funk, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; Joe Durant, Pensacola, Fla.
8:13 a.m. / 1:43 p.m. – Rocco Mediate, Greensburg, Pa.; Marco Dawson, Merritt Island, Fla.; Lee Janzen, Orlando, Fla.
8:24 a.m. / 1:54 p.m. – Woody Austin, Derby, Kan.; Scott Dunlap, Sarasota, Fla.; Carlos Franco, Paraguay
8:34 a.m. / 2:04 p.m. – Sonny Skinner, Sylvester, Ga.; Tommy Stankowski, Fort Myers, Fla.; Bob Gilder, Scottsdale, Ariz.
8:45 a.m. / 2:15 p.m. – Ian Doig, Canada; Steve Larick, Lexington, S.C.; (a) Jeff Wilson, Fairfield, Calif.
8:55 a.m. / 2:25 p.m. – (a) Mike Finster, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Brian Cairns, Northville, Mich.; Eric Egloff, Silver Spring, Md.
9:06 a.m. / 2:36 p.m. – Stan Souza, Kailua, Hawaii; (a) Stephen Sear, Washoe Valley, Nev.; Jamie Elliott, Lewisville, Texas
Thursday (June 28), hole #10 / Friday (June 29), hole #1
7:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Mark Walker, Frisco, Texas; Tim Bogue, Windsor, Calif.; Don Bell, Port Orange, Fla.
7:10 a.m. / 12:40 p.m. – Bruce Nakamura, Vista, Calif.; John Elliott, Bristol, Conn.; (a) Brian Ferris, Atlanta, Ga.
7:21 a.m. / 12:51 p.m. – Jim McGovern, Oradell, N.J.; John Smoltz, Alpharetta, Ga.; Bob Ford, Jupiter, Fla.
7:31 a.m. / 1:01 p.m. – Tommy Armour III, Las Vegas, Nev.; Billy Mayfair, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Peter Jacobsen, Bonita Springs, Fla.
7:42 a.m. / 1:12 p.m. – Bernhard Langer, Germany; (a) Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa.; Kenny Perry, Franklin, Ky.
7:52 a.m. / 1:22 p.m. – Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento, Calif.; Paul Goydos, Long Beach, Calif.; Billy Andrade, Bristol, R.I.
8:03 a.m. / 1:33 p.m. – Paul Broadhurst, England; Tom Lehman, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Fred Couples, Newport Beach, Calif.
8:13 a.m. / 1:43 p.m. – Steve Flesch, Union, Ky.; Kirk Triplett, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Scott Parel, Augusta, Ga.
8:24 a.m. / 1:54 p.m. – Joey Sindelar, Horseheads, N.Y.; Barry Lane, England; Guy Boros, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
8:34 a.m. / 2:04 p.m. – Roy Biancalana, St. Charles, Ill.; Bobby Gage, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Jarmo Sandelin, Sweden
8:45 a.m. / 2:15 p.m. – (a) Jack Hall, Savannah, Ga.; Craig Bowden, Bloomington, Ind.; Stu Ingraham, Newtown Square, Pa.
8:55 a.m. / 2:25 p.m. – Mike Genovese, Pace, Fla.; (a) Robby McWilliams, Benton, La.; Tom Werkmeister, Grand Rapids, Mich.
9:06 a.m. / 2:36 p.m. – Tim Conley, Braselton, Ga.; Chris Kaufman, Coral Springs, Fla.; (a) Wayne Merich, Moorpark, Calif.
Thursday (June 28), hole #1 / Friday (June 29), hole #10
12:30 p.m. / 7 a.m. – Chris Johnson, Castle Rock, Colo.; (a) Dennis Martin, Oakland, Calif.; William Breen, Nashville, Tenn.
12:40 p.m. / 7:10 a.m. – Gerry Norquist, Anthem, Ariz.; Jim Schuman, Scottsdale, Ariz.; (a) Robert Harrington, Portland, Ore.
12:51 p.m. / 7:21 a.m. – (a) Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.; Andre Bossert, Switzerland; Kent Jones, Albuquerque, N.M.
1:01 p.m. / 7:31 a.m. – Tim Petrovic, Austin, Texas; Duffy Waldorf, Las Vegas, Nev.; John Daly, Dardanelle, Ark.
1:12 p.m. / 7:42 a.m. – Davis Love III, Sea Island, Ga.; Vijay Singh, Fiji; David Toms, Shreveport, La.
1:22 p.m. / 7:52 a.m. – Tom Pernice Jr., Murrieta, Calif.; Scott McCarron, Mooresville, N.C.; Colin Montgomerie, Scotland
1:33 p.m. / 8:03 a.m. – Jeff Sluman, Chicago, Ill.; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Jerry Kelly, Madison, Wis.
1:43 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Corey Pavin, Santa Monica, Calif.; Tom Kite, Austin, Texas; Hale Irwin, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
1:54 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Grant Waite, New Zealand; Clark Dennis, Fort Worth, Texas; Jeff Gallagher, Henderson, Nev.
2:04 p.m. / 8:34 a.m. – (a) Jack Larkin, Atlanta, Ga.; Chris Patton, Fountain Inn, S.C.; (a) Michael McCoy, Des Moines, Iowa
2:15 p.m. / 8:45 a.m. – Rodolfo Gonzalez, Argentina; Philip Jonas, Canada; (a) Glenn Przybylski, Frankfort, Ill.
2:25 p.m. / 8:55 a.m. – Gary March, Arlington Heights, Ill.; (a) Tim Dunlavey, Spartanburg, S.C.; Steve Blake, Canada
2:36 p.m. / 9:06 a.m. – (a) Daniel Owen, Ocala, Fla.; Brian Cooper, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Scott Pieri, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Thursday (June 28), hole #10 / Friday (June 29), hole #1
12:30 p.m. / 7 a.m. – (a) Jerry Slagle, Southlake, Texas; Todd Bailey, Daphne, Ala.; Mikael Hogberg, Sweden
12:40 p.m. / 7:10 a.m. – William Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M.; Matt Seitz, Hutchinson, Kan.; (a) Peter DeTemple, Lexington Park, Md.
12:51 p.m. / 7:21 a.m. – John Inman, Durham, N.C.; (a) Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif.; Ken Tanigawa, Phoenix, Ariz.
1:01 p.m. / 7:31 a.m. – Bob Estes, Austin, Texas; Scott Verplank, Edmond, Okla.; Glen Day, Little Rock, Ark.
1:12 p.m. / 7:42 a.m. – Gene Sauers, Savannah, Ga.; Jeff Maggert, Sea Pines, S.C.; Olin Browne, Tequesta, Fla.
1:22 p.m. / 7:52 a.m. – Mark Calcavecchia, Jupiter, Fla.; Todd Hamilton, Westlake, Texas; Mark O’Meara, Houston, Texas
1:33 p.m. / 8:03 a.m. – Esteban Toledo, Mexico; Doug Garwood, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; Wes Short Jr., Austin, Texas
1:43 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Miguel Angel Martin, Spain; Christopher Williams, South Africa; Stephen Ames, Canada
1:54 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Philip Golding, England; Magnus Atlevi, Sweden; Tsuyoshi Yoneyama, Japan
2:04 p.m. / 8:34 a.m. – Jaime Gomez, McAllen, Texas; Jerry Smith, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand
2:15 p.m. / 8:45 a.m. – (a) Brad Wayment, Mesa, Ariz.; TBD; Mike Mitchell, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
2:25 p.m. / 8:55 a.m. – Jim Roy, Syracuse, N.Y.; Brian Mogg, Orlando, Fla.; (a) James Camaione, Upland, Calif.
2:36 p.m. / 9:06 a.m. – David Carr, Marysville, Calif.; (a) Ned Zachar, Bedford, N.Y.; Ricky Touma, Olney, Md.
(a): amateur
2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship – Par & Yardage
The Broadmoor (East Course) will set up at 7,264 yards and will play to a par of 36-34—70. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.

Broadmoor Golf Club (East Course) Hole By Hole

 

 

 

 

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Par

4

4

5

3

4

4

4

3

5

36

Yardage

429

339

601

165

433

402

426

178

535

3,508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Total

Par

4

4

3

4

4

4

3

4

4

34

Yardage

501

478

240

493

427

459

180

545

433

3,756

 
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McGilton Clinches 2018 Falcon Amateur Win

WADDELL, ARIZONA- New Mexico State rising senior, Mike McGilton, holes out at the 2018 Arizona Amateur at Falcon Dunes Golf Club to clinch the win.
It was McGilton’s impressive 36 holes, posting two under-par rounds including (64-68), that secured him the title by one shot. McGilton birdied 9 holes highlighted by an eagle on the par-4 13th to open the tournament on Friday.
University of Arkansas standout, Aaron Ramos, was the only player to deliver a superb, bogey-free performance and finished second. The rising senior closed with a 9-under 71 for a total of 133.
Univeristy of Wyoming rising senior, Daniel Starzinski, finished 3 shots behind the lead at 7-under. Sean O’Donnell and Adam Walicki shared fourth at 6-under.
This tournament also marked the second of four qualifiers to compete in the 94th Arizona Amateur Championship, where Arizona’s top Amateurs will compete for the title. Of the 41 players that competed in the qualifier, 17 players secured a spot. The top 15 scores made the cut, which fell at 6-over par (148). The 2018 Arizona Amateur Championship will take place at Tonto Verde Golf Club in Rio Verde, Arizona from July 30 thru August 4.

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Tim Kloenne Honored with The Southwest PGA Anser Award

Tim Kloenne Honored with The Southwest PGA Anser Award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 13, 2018 – Tim Kloenne has been named the 27th recipient of the Southwest PGA PING Anser Award, recognizing an individual whose positive efforts have influenced the history of the game in Arizona.
“We couldn’t be more proud to honor Tim Kloenne as the recipient of the Anser Award,” said Jamey Lewis, President of the Southwest PGA. “For over 40 years, Tim’s contributions to golf in Arizona with the Thunderbirds and the First Tee of Phoenix have made long-lasting impacts to the game and those who enjoy the game. His passion and dedication to giving back to the game of golf exemplifies the mission of PING founder, the late Karsten Solheim, who the award was named after for his famous PING Anser putter.”
Born and raised in Covington, Ky., Kloenne was introduced to golf at an early age when he joined his older brother Jack caddying for their father at the local 9-hole municipal course. Following the loop, the brothers would putt and hit balls, and in the summer, played every day, often times 54-holes per day.
A multi-sport athlete throughout high school, Kloenne attended Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., where he was a member of the basketball team all four years.
Kloenne, 73, relocated to Arizona in 1970 and immediately got involved in the golf community. He became a board member of the Arizona Golf Association in the late 70’s, the early years of the AGA, ultimately serving as President from 1984-86. Among his many accomplishments with the AGA, Kloenne was a key figure in the establishment of the Karsten Turf Research Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson. 
A member of the Thunderbirds since 1983, Kloenne was instrumental in the founding of the First Tee of Phoenix in 2001. Established by the Thunderbirds for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Maricopa County, the First Tee of Phoenix has expanded from one facility in 2001 to 13 today. Kloenne served as Chairman of the Board from the organization’s inception until 2016.
Kloenne’s passion for growth of the game of golf was self-evident during his time with the First Tee of Phoenix. He volunteered for the majority of the functions and programs and often knew the names of all the children who were participating. After providing clothes, toys and gifts to a family from the war-torn nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, Kloenne introduced the family’s three boys to the First Tee of Phoenix upon their relocation to the valley. With little knowledge of golf at the start, the boys became infatuated and consumed by game with Kloenne serving as a mentor to the boys every step of the way. 
In 2005 the First Tee of Phoenix created The Kloenne Cup, an invitational Ryder Cup style tournament for boys and girls in the different Chapters of the First Tee of Phoenix. The event was named in honor of Kloenne and his father Gene, who worked tirelessly refurbishing golf clubs for the kids in the program.
Kloenne served on the Southwest PGA Advisory Council, was a member of the USGA’s Regional Affairs Committee, served as president of the Arizona Golf Foundation and served on numerous committees at Paradise Valley (Ariz.) C.C.
Among his many honors, Kloenne was the 2007 recipient of the Ed Updegraff Award, the AGA’s highest honor given in recognition of those who, by their actions, exemplify the spirit of the game. He was inducted into the AGA’s Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 by his close friend Hale Irwin.
The Anser Award was created by the Southwest Section of the PGA in 1991 as a way to recognize individuals who have made significant and impactful contributions to advancing or promoting the game of golf throughout the state of Arizona.  Over the past 27 years the list of recipients has grown to include some of the most influential names in history of golf in Arizona. Past recipients of the Southwest PGA PING Anser Award include:

1991 – Karsten Solheim

2005 – Vernon Orrin “Red” Allen, PGA

1992 – Bob Goldwater, Sr.

2006 – Al Birmingham

1993 – Bill Farkas, Sr.

2007 – Louise Solheim

1994 – Dr. Ed Updegraff

2008 – Heather Farr

1995 – Arch Watkins

2009 – George Boutell

1996 – Harry Cavannaugh

2010 – Dot Straw

1997 – John Riggle

2011 – Brian Whitcomb, PGA

1998 – Lyle Anderson

2012 – Tucson Conquistadores

1999 – Linda Vollstedt

2013 – Ron McPherson

2000 – Bill Dickey

2014 – John A. Solheim

2001 – The Thunderbirds

2015 – Tom Cunningham

2002 – Sister Lynn Winsor

2017 – Dave Engelking

2003 – Jay Woodward

2018 – Tim Kloenne

2004 – Willie Low

 

 
About The Southwest Section PGA:
The Southwest Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in Arizona and Southern Nevada who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Southwest PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, junior golf programs and events, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. www.southwestpga.com