Arizona Amateur: Sam Triplett earns medalist honors
Sam Triplett <br>(Northwestern Athletics Photo)
Sam Triplett
(Northwestern Athletics Photo)

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (August 23, 2016) -- Sam Triplett finished 8-under and won medalist honors at the Arizona Match Play. Triplett put together rounds of 65-67 to finish 8-under at Country Club at DC Ranch and two-strokes in front of Trevor Werbylo.

One day after playing bogey-free golf, Triplett put together a five birdie, three bogey round. The Northwestern junior started on the 10th hole and got off to a hot start with birdies on his first two holes before giving one back on the 11th.

Despite the dropped stroke Triplett rebounded immediately with a birdie on the 13th and another on No. 17. Following a par on the 18th Triplett, who is the son of former PGA Tour golfer Kirk Triplett, turned in 3-under 33.

On his second nine Triplett carded one more birdie and one more bogey.

Trevor Werbylo, a high school senior in Tucson, fired rounds of 65-69 to finish 6-under and in second place. Werbylo began the day tied for the lead with Triplett.

Defending champion Ken Tanigawa finished tied for 19th but was automatically assured the two-seed once match play began.

Play at 92nd Arizona Amateur will turn to match play on Wednesday.

ABOUT THE Arizona Amateur

The event will play host to a maximum field size of 168 players for qualifying rounds, with the field cut to the top 64 players for the match play championship, all competing in one division. The event will consist of a 36-hole qualifier, followed by a 64-player match play championship.

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