Ping Club designer Cory Bacon wins Arizona Amateur
Cory Bacon won the tournament, and possibly one of <br>the coolest trophies in golf (courtesy Cory Bacon Twitter)
Cory Bacon won the tournament, and possibly one of
the coolest trophies in golf (courtesy Cory Bacon Twitter)

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (August 27, 2016) -- It's no secret that the major golf equipment manufacturers employ some top notch golfers. Players who have achieved success at the top level have wound up in the engineering or Tour departments, especially at Ping.

Cory Bacon, one of Ping's designers, brought home the Arizona Amateur title today in a 3-and-2 victory over defending champ Ken Tanigawa, a tough customer on any day -- especially in the final match.

After defeating medalist Sam Triplett on the first extra holes in Friday's semifinal match, Bacon was up against another tough customer in Ken Tanigawa. Not only was he the defending champ, Tanigawa was also the low amateur in the Arizona Open, tying for sixth place overall.

But it was all Bacon today. The Ping club designer never trailed, and moved to 3-up after the 10th hole before dropping the short par-4 12th to a birdie. Bacon got the 3-up advantage back at the tough 14th when Tanigawa bogeyed, and held it until there weren't enough holes left for the defending champ to mount a comeback.

Jox Sports produced a wonderful video of the event, check it out below:

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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