Inaugural Saguaro Amateur tees off Jan. 3
MARICOPA, Ariz. — The inaugural Saguaro Amateur will take place January 3-5, 2014 at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, just to the south of the Phoenix metro area. The field of the 54-hole event will consist of 108 men’s amateur golfers from all over the United States, including many players who currently compete at universities around the country who are also some of the top amateur golfers in the world. The Saguaro Amateur was the idea of NCAA golf coaches Roy Edwards (Colorado) and Joe Jensen (Wyoming). “We were having trouble locating a tournament for our players in their off-season to compete and get the rust off,” Edwards said. “We figured we were not the only ones having this issue. Coach Jensen and I decided to start our own event and to provide a competitive avenue in a great environment.” Southern Dunes will play at about 7,150 yards for the event, which will feature a 54-hole stroke play format. “Southern Dunes is a first-class property and will provide a fun and competitive test for our participants,” Edwards said. “The staff there is well-known for great hospitality and service and the golf course is always in championship condition. We are excited to partner with such a great facility for the talented players who will be coming from all over the United States.” The Saguaro Amateur will be an event used to compute many of the various world amateur golf rankings. The full field is available here: http://saguaroamateur.com/results-and-starting-times.