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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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Kristoffer Marshall Captures 97th Arizona Amateur Championship


For Immediate Release
August 14, 2021

 

Contact:

David Bataller
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KRISTOFFER MARSHALL CAPTURES 97TH ARIZONA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Marshall wins 16th, 17th holes to break tie and 2019 Champion Evan White, 2 & 1

 

SCOTTSDALE – Kristoffer Marshall won the 97th Arizona Amateur Championship Presented by PXG, 2 & 1 over Evan White in a thrilling match at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Talon Course. Marshall erased a one-hole deficit at the turn, winning the 16th and 17th holes to capture the match, 2 & 1.

“I’m here, and I’m thrilled to be here,” said Marshall with a smile after the trophy presentation, holding his Kachina with Pinnacle Peak in the distance. “There were a couple times in matches when I wasn’t sure we’d get here. And then there were some really good glimmers of hope that showed I have just as much game sometimes. So we’re here, and I’m happy.”

“I gave it my all out there – it stinks to come up short like that but I know it will help me going forward,” said White, the 2019 Arizona Amateur Champion. “Overall I’m really happy with the way I played.”

After matching pars on the first two holes, White’s four-foot par putt lipped out on the 3rd hole. Marshall had already made a six-footer for par, giving him a 1 up lead. Marshall would maintain that lead until the 6th hole, when he missed a six-foot comebacker of his own to halve the hole.

“I saw him throw it to five feet on six, and I went right at it as well, and mine ripped back into the bunker,” said Marshall. “I knew I had to put the gas pedal down and put some light pressure on.”

One hole later, Marshall suffered through a streak of bad luck, as his approach landed on the green, but spun off the left side and into the bunker. His bunker shot landed just short of the green, and he couldn’t chip in for par. White’s birdie putt would be conceded, giving him a 1 up lead, and igniting a fire inside Marshall.

“I trailed by one coming into 10 – that was the first time I was down all week.,” said Marshall. “I think that’s what I was most proud of because I hung in there all week. Evan you could tell – he just looked a little more stoic. You knew he was here to do something today, and that was to push me. And I had to definitely give him a little push back.”

White held on to the one-hole lead until the par-4 12th hole, when Marshall stuffed his approach to a foot. White’s approach to 12 feet ended up hole-high, but he couldn’t convert the putt, and conceded Marshall’s birdie to tie the match.

Marshall and White would trade clutch putts over the next three holes to keep the match tied. But on the 16th hole, with a severe right to left slope on a 30-foot putt, White left himself seven feet past the hole for par. He missed the putt, and Marshall’s par earned him a 1 up lead.

“That’s the beauty of Match Play – anybody has a chance,” said White. “I hit every fairway and put myself in good spots around the greens and on the greens. But it comes down to one or two putts, and that’s what makes it so fun.”

With a chance to close out the match on the par-3 island 17th green, Marshall hit his tee shot to eight feet. White followed with an even more stellar shot to six feet. But like it had been all week long, the flat stick came through for Marshall, burying the birdie putt. White could not convert to extend the match, providing for Marshall’s winning margin.

“Hats off to Kris – he played great,” said White. “It was a lot of fun.”

Full Bracket and scores from the week of the 97th Annual Arizona Amateur Championship Presented by PXG can be found by clicking here. Full recaps can be found on the Arizona Golf Association website. And a wide selection of content from each day of the tournament can be found on the AGA’s social media channels: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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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.