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95th Arizona Amateur Championship, July 29-3.

The 95th Arizona Amateur Championship begins Monday, July 29, where 144 of Arizona’s elite amateur golfers will challenge the Superstition Mountain’s Lost Gold course.

Contested over six days, Monday’s play will begin with a two-day 36-hole stroke play qualifying, where the field will be cut to the low 64, eliminating 80 players. Beginning Wednesday, the 64-player field is set to play the match play portion, where players are seeded based on their finish in the stroke play portion. Match play is where two players compete head-to-head and the winner will be determined by the number of winning holes, rather than counting strokes. On Thursday, the 32 remaining will compete, where 16 will continue forward to another round of match play in the afternoon. On Friday, two players will need to finish an additional two rounds of match play with a win to advance to the championship round on Saturday.  Awaiting the coveted kachina doll hardware is the winner of six match play victories.

As for the field of 144 players, Jake Chanen, the 94th Arizona Amateur Champion, will look to repeat his win this year and claim his fourth Arizona Golf Association major title. Among the field of past champions is five-time Arizona Amateur champion, Ken Kellaney. He is the only player in history to win three consecutive Arizona Amateur title (1991, 1992, 1992). He defended his fourth title with a victory in 2003.

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