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July 21, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

3 of 4 medalists advance in AZ Amateur

Three of the four stroke-play medalists advance Wednesday in the 86th Arizona Amateur Championship at Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Scottsdale. Surprise’s Kyle Kallan, Chandler’s Jake Golembiewski and Anthem’s Gary Quinn defeated their opponents to win in the first round of match play.

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July 20, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

4 players shoot 139; advance to top seeds in AZ Amateur

The crowd gathered at Pinnacle Peak Country Club to learn their fate in the 2010 Arizona Amateur Championship late Tuesday, as the final golfers turned in their round-two score cards. Four players finished as co-medalists, with a two-day total of 139—round one frontrunner Kyle Kallan of Surprise, Jake Golembiewski of Chandler, Gary Quinn of Anthem and Marc Watkins of Scottsdale. To add to the excitement, 10 players, each with a two-day total of 151, played-off for the final three spots to advance to match play.

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July 19, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Kallan leads pack after AZ Amateur round 1


Kyle Kallan, of Surprise, shot a five-under 67 to take the lead after the first round of stroke play at the 86th Arizona Amateur Championship. This year's event is being held at Pinnacle Peak Country Club, a par 72, 6,902-yard course in Scottsdale.

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July 16, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

McDaniel set to defend AZ Amateur Championship title


Defending champion David McDaniel will tee it up against 143 of the state’s top amateur golfers to defend his title at the 86th Arizona Amateur Championship July 19 through 24 at Pinnacle Peak Country Club. The event consists of 36 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top 64 players for the match play portion. Match play will begin Wednesday, July 21.

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June 08, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Father/Son Championship: A newcomer’s perspective

Family has always been very important in my life, so spending this weekend around sons, dads and grandpas playing golf in the AGA 2010 Father/Son Championship was an inspiring experience. 

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April 18, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Kim wins 2nd AZ Stroke Play Championship title

Chan Kim of Gilbert, shot a final round one-over 71 en route to his second Arizona Stroke Play Championship at TPC Scottsdale-Champions Course posting a four-day total of seven-under 273.  Andrew Medley of Phoenix, Takaya Fuji of Tucson and Kyle Jones of Taylor finished tied for second at two-under  278. Brandon Moore of Peoria was alone in fifth at one-under 279. There was a three-way tie for sixth with Kyle Kallan of Surprise, Bob Burton of Scottsdale and Darren Hupfer of Edmonton, Alberta who finished at two-over 282.

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April 17, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Kim poised to capture 2nd Stroke Play title

Chan Kim of Gilbert, shot an even par 70 to take a commanding six shot lead over Takuya Fuji of Tucson and Juan Fernandez of Phoenix going into the final round of the Arizona Stroke Play Championship at TPC Scottsdale-Champions Course.

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April 16, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Kim has 3-shot lead after round 2

Chan Kim, the 2008 Champion, cards two eagles and a birdie en route to a five-under 65 and three shot lead over 2008 Runner-Up Chris Kessler at the TPC Scottsdale-Champions Course

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April 15, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Kessler takes 1st round lead at Stroke Play

Chris Kessler of Scottsdale, shot an opening round four-under 66 to take a one shot lead over Chan Kim of Gilbert, the 2008 champion and Mike Lopez of Phoenix at the Arizona Stroke Play Championship at TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course.

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April 13, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

2008 champion Kim vying for Stroke Play title

Former Arizona Stroke Play Champion Chan Kim, of Gilbert, will be among 144 players vying for the Arizona Golf Association’s second major of the year to be played at TPC Scottsdale-Champions Course April 15 – 18.

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April 09, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Jim Frazier named 2010 Champion of Golf

Jim Frazier of Phoenix, a former two-term past president of the Arizona Golf Association will be honored as the 2010 Champion of Golf as part of the festivities for the Arizona Stroke Play Championship to be played at the TPC Scottsdale - Champions Course April 15-18. Established in 2008, the award recognizes an individual who selflessly champions the game of golf in Arizona through his or her personal efforts. It will be presented at the Champions Dinner on April 14.

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April 07, 2010 by Bruce Sandig

Davis captures San Tan Amateur

John Davis captured the 2010 San Tan Amateur presented by Aladdin Pool and Tile Cleaning with a final round 7-under par 64. Michael Wog II, 2009 AGA Player of the year, finished one stroke back after carding a 66 on day 2. First round leader Paul Welle finished four strokes back in fifth place after shooting a 1-over par 72.

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March 30, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

AGA launches new homepage

The Arizona Golf Association would like to introduce its new, and improved, homepage! With the growing reliance on online social networking, blogging and media, the AGA has made sure that access to everything is located in one, easy to find location for the convenience of our current and future members.

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March 06, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

McDaniel captures AZ Publinks title

The third time was the charm for Tucson’s David McDaniel who shot a final round four-over 74 en route to a one-shot victory over Phoenix’s Jordan Burgess to capture the Arizona Publinks Championship with a three-day total of one-under 209. 

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March 05, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

McDaniel maintains lead at AZ Publinks Championship

David McDaniel of Tucson shot a second round one-over par 71 and maintains his three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Arizona Publinks Championship at Randolph North Golf Complex. For the two rounds, he stands at five under 135. Two-time former champion Steve Dallas of Mesa shot a two-under 68 and Dean Hall of Avondale, posted the low round of the day at five-under 65 and are tied for second at two-under par 138.

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March 04, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

McDaniel grabs first-round lead at AZ Publinks Championship

David McDaniel of Tucson shot a six-under 64 to take a three-shot lead over Oro Valley’s Bill Berkeihser after the first round of play at the Arizona Publinks Championship being contested at Randolph North Golf Complex March 5 -7. 

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March 01, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

Doug MacDonald to be named 2010 Updegraff Award winner

Doug MacDonald, the Emeritus Professional at Desert Forest Golf Club, and long time Southwest Section PGA member has been chosen to receive the AGA's 2010 Dr. Ed Updegraff Award to be presented March 4 at Phoenix Country Club.

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March 01, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

Dennis Walsh Named 2009 Volunteer of the Year

Dennis Walsh, a retired information technology specialist in the banking industry was named the 2009 Arizona Golf Association Volunteer of the Year. The award will be presented at the annual spring banquet March 4 at Phoenix Country Club.

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February 28, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

Michael Wog II set to defend Publinks title

Michael Wog II of Scottsdale, the 2009 Arizona Golf Association Player of the Year, is set to defend his title at the Arizona Publinks Championship to be held at Randolph North Golf Course in Tucson March 5 – 7. He will be joined by 143 elite amateur golfers in the state in the first AGA major championship of the year. The format for the Championship will be 54 holes of individual stroke play at gross with a cut after 36 holes to the low 60 + ties. 

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February 23, 2010 by Lorraine Thies

Arizona Stroke Play Championship preview

The Arizona Golf Association’s Stroke Play Championship, one of four major amateur championships held annually in the state, has found success with its new home at the TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course. The event, which was moved to the Champions Course in 2008, is the only major of the year to have a permanent home. The 2010 event will feature a field of 144 players and the 72-hole championship will have a 36-hole cut to the low 60 players and ties. The championship is open to all AGA amateur members. Two qualifying tournaments will be held for the championship, March 16 at Stone Creek and March 24 at Tucson National.

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