Woolf wins Southwestern Amateur

TUCSON, Arizona (June 19, 2009) -- Travis Woolf of Fort Worth, TX, maintained his overnight lead and shot a steady 70 (-2) to shoot 278 (-10) and prevail by one shot over runner-up Michael Jensen of Los Altos, CA today at the 94th Southwestern Amateur held on the Catalina Course at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Resort.

"Last night, I tried not to think too much about the lead and tried to relax at dinner at Bob's with my girlfriend and mother and then to the spa for a little bit", said Travis.

"I put a new putter in the bag this week and did not look at the scoreboard all week until the last green. It was a good week."

This is the fourth year Travis has played in the Southwestern Amateur and he plans to defend next year in California.

amateurgolf.com member Michael Jensen, in the next to the last group had a chance to tie but ended up bogeying the 18th hole to finish a stroke back. Ryan Brooks of Mesa, AZ, and David McDaniel of Tucson, AZ, finish third at 281 (-7). All 31 players who played the final round are exempt for next year's 95th Southwestern Amateur to be held at Sycuan Golf Resort, El Cajon, CA. The Tournament Committee wishes to thank all the players for participating and look forward to next year.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Championship
1TXTravis WoolfFort Worth, TX700278
2CAMichael JensenLos Altos, CA500279
T3AZRyan BrooksMesa, AZ400281
T3AZDavid McDanielTucson, AZ400281
T5CAJohn CatlinCarmichael, CA400282

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ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

First played in 1915, the Southwestern Amateur has been played at a variety of sites throughout Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico on annual basis with the exception of a three-year hiatus from 1943-45 because of World War II. On four occasions the event has been played in Mexico.

Originally founded as a regional match play invitational tournament for private golf course members to compete against the nation’s best amateur players, the Southwestern Amateur has developed a stellar reputation as a high-quality competition for the nation’s top players. The tournament was changed to a stroke play event in 1966 to meet the growing demands of the tournament and the increased popularity of the game created during the Palmer-Nicklaus era.

The SWGA reserves the right to invite amateurs of national and international reputation, as well as other amateurs "of note", to enter into the tournament. Applicants are urged to submit their entries with golf resumes of accomplishment in major tournaments and other competitive track record information.

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