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2021 Arizona Golf Overseed Schedule

October 12, 2021

In case you missed it… our 2021 AGA Overseed Schedule is available to view and download.

Additionally, you can find it in our latest issue of the AZ Golf Insider Digital Magazine, which is shown below.
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Long and Summerhays, Javnick and Hauptman, qualify for U.S. Women’s Fourball Championship in Puerto Rico.

Phoenix, AZ– Berlin Long and Grace Summerhays, along with Jayden Jevnick and Kate Hauptman, earned co-medalist at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Fourball Qualifier at Briarwood Country Club.

Long, from Lehi, Utah, is verbally committed to play at Brigham Young University. Her playing mate, Grace Summerhays, from Scottsdale, Arizona, is committed to Arizona State.

Kate Hauptman, 12-year-old, is from Phoenix, Arizona. In her last eight tournaments, Hauptman has five T5 or better finishes. Jayden Jevnick, just 13 years-old, is from Cave Creek, Arizona. This Thursday was Jevnick’s 12th event of 2021. In twelve events, she has six T10 or better finishes.

After shooting 5-under 67 on Thursday, the four shared a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field.

All four women will be heading to Grand Reserve Golf Club next April for the U.S. Women’s Fourball Championship. This is the first time that a Puerto Rico course will host a USGA Championship.

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Power Pair Lindquist and McCarthy take 2021 Arizona Four-Ball title

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz – John Lindquist and Patrick McCarthy combined to shoot an overall 17-under on the Wigwam Golf Club Gold course the weekend of September 11th to claim the 2021 Arizona Four Ball title. They started the competition by shooting a 7-under which left them trailing JGAA talents Adam Miller and Charlie Palmer by one stroke on the day.

McCarthy and Lindquist came out firing with a renewed spirit on Sunday though to shoot a 10-under, besting the rest of the field by four strokes.

“We just fed really well off each other. When one of us had a bad hole the other covered the others back,” said Lindquist.

“We kind of picked spots we wanted to go at because we knew there were some tough pin locations,” added McCarthy, “Today we just got off to a lot better of a start.”

This is Patrick McCarthy’s first AGA Championship win and second for John Lindquist who captured the 2020 Arizona Stroke Play Championship held at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course in Maricopa, AZ back in April.

In the Senior Divison, Jeff New & Lee Decof shot 9-under on the final day, after going bogey-free on the first day, to finish 14-under and win by four shots over the rest of the field.

For Full Results click here.

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White, Marshall Advance to Championship Match at AZ Am


For Immediate Release
August 13, 2021

Contact:

David Bataller
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WHITE, MARSHALL ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT THE 97TH ARIZONA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

2019 Champion White, AGA Tournament stalwart Marshall to battle for Kachina trophy

SCOTTSDALE – 2019 Champion Evan White and Kristoffer Marshall survived a tough day of match play to advance to the Championship Match of the 97th Arizona Amateur Championship Presented by PXG. White and Marshall each won matches in the Round of 8 and Round of 4, setting up their duel Saturday morning at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Talon Course.

“I’m super excited – I feel super blessed to have another opportunity to win this tournament means a ton to me,” said White, a 2 & 1 winner over Austin Quick in the semifinals. “It’s just so much fun, with so many good players. It’s a blast.”

“I kept it in the short grass and played to my strength – I just tried to keep things in a reasonable and manageable aspect all week,” said Marshall, a 2 & 1 victor over Reece Nilsen. “I hit it good and I was never down in any of my matches ever. That’s probably what feels the best.”

White built a 3 up lead on the 15th tee box, but Quick made birdie to White’s par to make it a two-hole advantage with three to play. But the two players matched scores on 16 and 17, ending the match in White’s favor.

“I think getting [to the Round of 4] we both played incredible matches and were making a ton of birdies,” said Scottsdale’s Quick, a Chaparral High School and Arizona State University grad. “And then we kind of stalled out a little bit and we were grinding out pars and tying. It was a grueling match, it was a great match.”

Marshall needed all 18 holes to get past Nilsen, a redshirt senior at Northern Illinois University. Leading by one on the par-5 18th tee, Marshall hit his second shot to seven feet, forcing Nilsen to press for a shot at eagle to extend the match. But his second shot fell short of the green, and the ensuing eagle chip slid past the whole, leading to the concession on the final hole.

“This week I played great in the stroke play, and I played great yesterday,” said Nilsen. “Just today I wasn’t giving myself the really good birdie opportunities I was giving myself the rest of the week.”

For White, an Arizona Amateur Championship Match is familiar territory, something he hopes will give him an advantage Saturday morning.

“Mentally I think I’m better at controlling my emotions and not giving my opponent anything by my demeanor,” said White, a redshirt sophomore at Texas State University who won in 2019 at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. “In 2019 I didn’t have much match play experience. I feel like winning that and going through so many match play rounds really helped me to be prepared for this situation.”

In the Friday morning matches, White defeated upstart Anawin Pikulthong 5 & 3, making quick work of the youngest player in the field. At just 16-years-old, the Arizona State University commit and incoming junior at Hamilton High School had turned heads with his play on the Talon Course.

Quick defeated Grand Canyon University junior Mathew Braley, 2 & 1, ending Braley’s Arizona Amateur Championship run in the quarterfinals for the second straight year. Quick found himself down two after two as Braley opened birdie-par, but fought back to tie the match at the turn, and never looked back after taking the lead on 10.

Down one through nine holes, Nilsen stepped up on the back nine to defeat David Scott, 3 & 1. A Nilsen birdie on the 126-yard par-3 17th ended the match, beating Scott’s par.

Marshall needed 19 holes to take down Carl Miltun in a fantastic match that featured a combined 10 birdies. Miltun was down one on the 17th tee before a birdie evened the match, with Marshall only able to manage a par. Marshall was able to par the 19th (1st hole), eliminating Miltun’s bogey.

The Championship Match tee’s off at 6:30 a.m. at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Talon Course. Follow along on all of the Arizona Golf Association’s social media channels: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Full Bracket can be found by clicking here.

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Final Eight Advance to Set Up Thrilling Finish to AZ Am


For Immediate Release
August 12, 2021

Contact:

David Bataller
[email protected]
(602) 944-3035

FINAL EIGHT ADVANCE TO SET UP THRILLING FINISH TO THE 97TH ARIZONA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Stroke Play Medalist Lloyd out in Round of 16; Defending champ Chanen out in Round of 32

SCOTTSDALE – Eight players are left in contention at the 97th Arizona Amateur Championship Presented by PXG, after Thursday morning’s Round of 32 play and then the afternoon’s Round of 16 matches at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Talon Course. Notable names to advance to Friday’s Round of 8 include Anawin Pikulthong, the youngest player in the field at 16-years-old, and Evan White, the 2019 Arizona Amateur Champion.

“I got down fairly early, but just stayed in the present and kept my mind focused on each hole,” said White, a 4 & 3 winner over Cameron Barzekoff in the Round of 16 and a redshirt sophomore at Texas State University. “The first few holes on the back I just made sure to hit in the middle of the green whenever I could, and put the pressure on him. That was kind of my strategy and it worked today.”

Pikulthong started his day with a 2 & 1 win over Joey Pirmann, and then dispatched of Shankar Natarajan, 3 & 2, in the afternoon.

Stroke Play Qualifying Medalist Joseph Lloyd advanced to the Round of 16 by beating Tyler Randol, 1 up. But fellow Scottsdale-native Austin Quick had Lloyd’s number in their afternoon match, winning a tough match 2 & 1.

“I just played really good today – in my first match against Mason (Quagliata) I made like eight birdies and I had to have my best stuff against him,” said Quick, a Chapparral High School and Arizona State University grad. “I’ve known Joey for a long time, and I know his game and how it’s evolved in the past four or five years and he’s such a good player. I grinded and got through that match too, so I’m pretty stoked to take down a couple young studs.”

Quick will now face Grand Canyon University junior Matthew Braley in the Round of 8, after Braley defeated Greg Cesarek 2 & 1 in the Round of 16.

The day’s most thrilling match was won by 2021 San Tan Amateur Champion John Bearrie. He needed 25 holes to eliminate defending champion Jake Chanen in the Round of 32, draining a 15-foot birdie putt to win after Chanen made par.

Just two holes before, Chanen hit his tee shot on the 153-yard par-3 fifth hole to three feet. Bearrie then drained a 30-foot birdie putt to extend the match.

Round of 8 matches begin at 6:30 a.m. off the first tee at the Talon Course. Final Four matches will be contested afterward in the afternoon, with the last two players remaining in field squaring off in Saturday’s Championship Match.

Full leaderboard can be found by clicking here.