Olkowski starts 2019 with Saguaro Amateur title
Trevor Olkowski (Twitter photo)
MARICOPA, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Trevor Olkowski, a sophomore at the University of Colorado, shot a final-round 70 at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes to win the 2019 Saguaro Amateur. Olkowski, a Grand Junction, Colo., native, defeated Sean Carlon of Albuquerque, N.M., by a single shot.
Olkowski opened the event with rounds of shot 71-67. He made a three-and-a-half foot putt for bogey on No. 18 for the win after Carlon put the pressure on him with a birdie of his own. Olkowski navigated a difficult greenside bunker shot to safely allow two putts for the win.
This is Olkowski’s second big win in four months after being co-medalist in September’s Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational. With the win, he also was the 2018-19 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series Champion for his combined play in the Sizzler Amateur, Gobbler Amateur, and the Saguaro Amateur.
Behind Carlon, John Felitto finished solo third with rounds of 73-70-68. Felitto is a junior at Notre Dame.
Another two shots back, a five-way tie for fourth included Tyler Severin, Sam Choi, Koichiro Ishika, Jake Staiano and Pryce Beshoory.
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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