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Arizona Amateur: Ken Tanigawa will look to defend his title against Cory Bacon
Ken Tanigawa <br>(Arizona Golf Association Photo)
Ken Tanigawa
(Arizona Golf Association Photo)
SCOTSDALE, AZ (August 26, 2016) -- After quarterfinal and semifinal wins on Friday Ken Tanigawa will now have a chance to defend his Arizona Amateur title against Cory Bacon.

The 2015 champion, and two-seed this year began his day at the Country Club at DC Ranch with a 2&1 quarterfinal win over No. 11 Jeff Fell.

After pushing through to the afternoon semifinals Tanigawa was again able to win 2&1, this time over No. 46 Anthony Cecere, the highest seed to make it to Friday.

12-seed Cory Bacon made his way to the final match with a 3&2 win against No. 20 J.J. Gresco in the quarterfinals before upsetting top-seed and medalist Sam Triplett in a 19 hole semifinal match.

The championship match between Tanigawa and Bacon will begin at 7:30 a.m. MST.

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Amateur AGA Members, All non-Exempt members MUST qualify. Maximum 132 contestants for 36- holes individual stroke play @ gross; Low 63 qualifiers advance to match play; Defending Champion has the #2 seed automatically but may earn medalist honors through qualifying.

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