Olkowski will take lead into final round of Saguaro Amateur
Trevor Olkowski (CU Athletics photo)
MARICOPA, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Trevor Olkowski, a native of Grand Junction, Colo., shot a second-round 5-under 67 at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club on another chilly day to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the 2019 Saguaro Amateur. Olkowski is a sophomore at the University of Colorado.
Olkowski rose to the lead on the strength of a back-nine 31 that included five birdies and no bogeys.
First-round co-leader Dan Starzinski, a Phoenix native who plays for the University of Wyoming, and Sean Carlon, a senior at the University of New Mexico, trail Olkowski by a single shot. They had a 71 and a 70, respectively, in the second round.
Temperatures reached a low of 26 degrees in Maricopa and the superintendent’s staff at Southern Dunes again battled heavy frost. Temperatures eventually warmed up into the mid 50s, and as a result 13 of the top 15 players on the leaderboard shot a round of par or better in Round 2.
The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series will commence with Friday’s final round, and Olkowski, Carlon, Trevor Lampson and Aaron Whalen will all be battling it out for the Series Championship. The final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. local time.
ABOUT THE Saguaro Amateur
54-hole event with field comprised of 108
men’s amateur golfers from all over the United
States. Most players are college golfers on winter
break. All players must have completed high school
by January 1 and must have a handicap of 3.0 or
lower. The host club, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, has
hosted the Arizona Amateur three times as well as
Open and PGA Tour qualifying.
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