Papago Men’s Golf Association Club Championship
PAPAGO MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
September 25, 2019
The Club Championship of the 366 member Papago Men’s Golf Association was held at Papago over two days last weekend, with Sunday’s final round played from Papago’s 7,330 yard Black tees. 2018 PMGA Club Champion Jeff Morgan retained his title in dramatic fashion, making an 8 ½ foot par putt on the uphill 464 yard par 4 18th to force a playoff with Brandon Hill, who was already in the clubhouse with a two-day total of 146. On the first playoff hole, the 561 yard par 5 1st, with Hill facing a five foot par putt, Morgan drained a 20 foot birdie putt to claim the Championship. Morgan is believed to be PMGA’s first repeat champion since the long reign of multiple champion Ken Kellaney. The already challenging length of Papago’s championship tees was heightened by hole locations that matched those played by the NCAA competitors during the last two rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Classic in March.
PMGA also awards its President’s Cup to the low net player over 36 holes from the 88 player, five flight field, which was won by Ken Desmarchais with a two-day total of 8 under 136.