Michael Martin Birdies 18th to Pull Away Victorious at the Northern Amateur


Michael Martin outshined the competition to run away as the 2019 Northern Amateur Champion at Oakcreek Country Club on Sunday. Carding a two-under par on Friday, Martin  headed into the second and final round  four shots shy of the leader, Matt Andrews.

“Going into the day I was four back and kind of thought I kind of have a chance of winning, but really didn’t think I could,” Martin stated.

With stiff competition, Martin caught fire early on birding four of his six first holes en route to a front nine 32, the lowest front nine score of the weekend.

“It was four holes and we were all tied up,” said Martin.

Having the solo-lead on the back nine with nine to play, Martin needed consistent play. With a lone bogey on the par-3 7th, the competition stiffened when and Jonathon Walters carded a birdie and Adam Walicki sunk an eagle from off the green on the 12th hole. They both sat one behind the lead. Parring the following five holes, Martin found himself in a tie when Walters birdied the 17th. Martin’s dramatic 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole pulled him away victorious by two shots, ending the tournament at eight-under.

“I was tied on the last. I got a good break. I got a free drop and then hit it to 15 feet to make birdie and win by two.”

This victory marks Martin’s second of the season and second ever with the AGA. Martin’s first victory came with a win at the 2019 Arizona Mid-Amateur Championship this past June.

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Troon-Managed Courses Turn Pink in October in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 2, 2019) – In an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and screening exams as well as funds for breast cancer research, Troon-managed and brand-affiliated facilities across the United States will fly pink and Play for P.I.N.K. in honor of breast cancer awareness month.


Throughout October, Troon-managed and brand-affiliated daily-fee and private clubs will fly pink checkered flags on their 18th greens to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and screening exams. In addition, participating courses will hold Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising events, including Par 3 Challenges, Play for P.I.N.K. golf tournaments and golf clinics, and designate Play for P.I.N.K. tee times in which a portion of the green fee will be donated to Play for P.I.N.K. Play for P.I.N.K. is a fundraising organization founded by Laura Lassman in 1990 with 100 percent of all proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. P.I.N.K. stands for Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, and Knowledge. Play for P.I.N.K. is currently funding 19 breast cancer research projects, led by 26 scientists from leading academic medical institutions around the world.


Examples of Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising events at Troon-managed facilities include:

  • Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. – Will hold Sunday afternoon golf clinics throughout the month of October from 2 to 3 p.m. with 100 percent of the $25 fee donated to Play for P.I.N.K.. Those interested in attending any of the Sunday afternoon clinics can register by calling the Westin Kierland Golf Shop at 480-922-9283.
  • La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Tex. – Will host a breast cancer awareness golf tournament on October 27th and sell pink merchandise in the golf shop throughout October. A portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament and merchandise sales will be donated to breast cancer care programs.

“We’re proud to support the Play for P.I.N.K. organization and raise funds for breast cancer research,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “Thanks to research, there has been a nearly 40 percent decrease in breast-cancer related deaths since 1989. By raising awareness and supporting causes such as Play for P.I.N.K., we hope to see an even greater decrease in the years to come.”


To learn more about Troon’s Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising initiatives, visit For more information on Play for P.I.N.K., visit


About Play for P.I.N.K.

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a grassroots organization that raises money for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. 100 percent of all proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to advance the world’s most promising research. BCRF is one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible charities and the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world.


About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.


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Kim Eaton and Leigh Klasse Capture 2019 Women’s Scotch Play Team Tournament

Kim Eaton and Leigh Klasse claimed the Championship title of the 2019 Women’s Scotch Play Tournament on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at Tubac Golf Resort. The tournament was played in the Chapman format where both partners hit a tee shot, each partner plays a second shot with the other’s ball after which a choice is made as to the ball with which the hole is to be completed, playing alternate shot.

The two-woman team entered the final round with a six-shot lead and won by 10 strokes, scoring a team total of 136 (67, 69). The winning team posted eight birdies during the competition and only two bogies on the famous “Tin Cup” golf course. Both Eaton and Klasse hold outstanding competitive golf resumes both having competed on the local and national stages. Eaton kept the ball rolling after playing in her seventh U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur two weeks earlier at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff.

Eaton and Klasse were followed by the talented teams, Molly Steffes and Tori Totlis, as well as Lisa Smego and Judy Miller. Both shot 73 during the introductory round, six strokes behind the field leaders. Steffes/Totlis fired another 73 on the final day to give them a two-day-total of 146 (+4) and clenching first place in the First Flight. Meanwhile, the Smego/Miller team finished with a 76, two-day-total of 149 (+7).

The Overall Net Champions were Mary Engert and Donna Eich, who finished with a net total of 132 (-10).

The Women’s Scotch Play Championship was divided into four flights according to handicaps and 14 teams were recognized for their play within their flights. The results are below:

· First Flight

– First Place: Molly Steffes and Tori Totlis

– Second Place: Lisa Smego and Judy Miller

– First Net: Sue O’Connor and Lindsey Steber

· Second Flight

– First Place: Mary Morris and Wei Bedell

– Second Place: Nell Brownell and Lisa O’donnell

– First Net: Susan Gibson and June Newton

· Third Flight

– First Place: Jan Rintala and Ginna Riggall

– First Net: Mikki Rydell and Mary Anne Lofquist

– Second Net: Chris Ward and Edie Schmitz

· Fourth Flight

– First Place: Jacki McCue and Barbara Ross

– First Net: Sharron Taylor and Peggy Hettinger

– Second Net: Mary Thaxton and Gwen Arnold

Tubac Golf Resort holds a claim to fame as the well-known golf course where portions of the movie, “Tin Cup” where filmed. This, alongside the town’s intimate, boutique nature and history made the event even more special.


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