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Ken Tanigawa goes wire-to-wire at Arizona Players Cup
Ken Tanigawa <br>(Arizona Golf Association Photo)
Ken Tanigawa
(Arizona Golf Association Photo)
PAYSON, AZ (November 6, 2016) -- Ken Tanigawa made it look easy this weekend at the Arizona Players Cup. With rounds of 64-68 at the Rim Golf Club Tanigawa finished 10-under and 10-strokes in front of runner-up Adam Walicki.

In the final round Tanigawa birdied five-times and bogeyed twice. The two-time defending Arizona Mid-Amateur champion rolled in his birdies on Nos. 3, 5, 12, 13 and 15.

Walicki was second with an even-par score, Michael Martin was 1-over in fourth and one-stroke in front of four players tied for fourth at 2-over.

ROUND ONE RECAP

Propelled by a hole-in-one Ken Tanigawa has sprinted out to a four-stoke Arizona Players Cup lead. Tanigawa was impressive all day long putting together a first round 7-under 64 at the Rim Golf Club.

Beginning on the 5th, Tanigawa birdied his first two holes to reach 2-under. Following a par on the 7th Tanigawa holed out for his ace on No. 8 and then birdied the 9th to start his day 5-under thru four holes.

The two-time defending Arizona Mid-Amateur champion did bogey the 11th and 17th holes but he was able to sandwich an eagle and birdie in the middle of the two missteps before capping his round with a birdie on No. 3. His eagle came on the par-5 13th.

Tom Sweigart is in second place following a 3-under 68 that included five birdies and a double-bogey. Roger Kraig and Michael Martin are tied for third one shot further back while a quartet of players are 1-under and tied for fifth.

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ABOUT THE Arizona Players Cup

The Player's Cup Championship is a new Major Champoionship in all Divisions: Open, Masters, Senior and Legends. It is modeled after the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the Schwab Cup, where extra Performance Points are added to the year- long Standings to create a unique payoff system rewarding play for the entire year. The event is open first to Performance Points leaders until November 1st, when it will open for all AGA members. Desert Mountain's Outlaw course, overseeded for the first time, will be the site of this Championship, like they have been for the PGA Tour's Champion's Tour finale.

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