HENDERSON, NV (February 12, 2017) -- Justin Chong played two days of steady golf, firing 2-under-par rounds each day, and it was enough to earn him a two-stroke victory in the SNGA’s 2017 Henderson Amateur Golf Tournament.
The tournament was held the weekend of Feb. 11-12 at The Revere Golf Club. Saturday’s round was played at the Lexington Golf Club while Sunday’s action took place on the Concord Golf Club.
The Revere Golf Club’s layouts, both par 72 layouts designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, wind seamlessly through canyons and feature stunning views and elevation changes.
Chong carded rounds of 70-70—142 to beat Ed Fryatt, who won the Tournament of Champions recently held at Bear’s Best, by two-strokes. Fryatt had rounds of 70-72—142.
“I hit the driver really well and hit a lot of quality iron shots,” said Chong, a member of the UNLV golf team.
Chong and Fryatt, also a former Rebel, played in the same group and Chong knew he would have a challenge. “Eddie’s a great player,” Chong said. “I knew it would be tough and I’d have to play my best. The win is a real good boost for my confidence.”
He added the ninth hole on Sunday was a key to the round. “I hit a good drive and had about 230 into the green and it was uphill. I hit my 3-wood perfectly and it set up an easy two-putt birdie. It really built my confidence and momentum.”
Chong wound up with 10 birdies and six bogeys over the two days.
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