Team AGA Defends Open Division of 61st Bob Goldwater Cup at Phoenix Country Club

PHOENIX- On Monday at Phoenix Country Club, the Arizona Golf Association competed against Southwest Section PGA at the 61st Bob Goldwater Cup. For the second year in a row, the AGA won the Open Division, while SWSPGA took the Senior Division title.


The Goldwater Cup started with Four-Ball matches, followed by singles matches. Winning teams earned a point for each match win, or a half point split between the teams in the event of a tie. In the Four-Ball matches, in which the teams of Chris Kamin and Grant Cesarek (2&1) and Shankar Natarajan and Kurt Watkins (4&3) kept the AGA alive in the Open Division.

Facing a two-point deficit, team AGA won or tied in nine of 12 singles matches to secure the comeback victory by a final score of 10-7.5. The largest margins of singles victory came from Nick Juszczak and Judson Choate, who both won 4&3.