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Southwestern Am to make a revolutionary format change in 2020
Desert Mountain Golf Club (SWGA photo)
Desert Mountain Golf Club (SWGA photo)

When the Southwestern Amateur tees off for the 105th time next year, it will be with a unique twist. The long-running tournament is expanding from just the top-ranked male amateurs to include a women’s division. The 2020 Southwestern Amateur will also include a mixed-team division.

The event has been played at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the past six years and the club will continue to host the newly expanded tournament, which is scheduled for June 17-20, 2020.

“We are excited to be breaking new ground by bringing an additional tournament to women’s amateur golf as well as continuing the 105-year-old men’s tournament,” said John Ranslem, executive director of the Southwestern Golf Association which has sponsored the event since 1915.

The 2020 tournament will remain a four-day event and will be played on two Desert Mountain courses. The team event will be played the first two days while both men’s and women’s individual play will be over four days and 72 holes.

“The SWGA is proud to have supported men’s amateur golf for more than 100 years and we now look forward to supporting women’s amateur and team amateur play for the next millennium,” Ranslem said.

This year’s event will take place June 12-15 on the club’s par 70, 7,019-yard Jack Nicklaus Signature Cochise course.

Results: Southwestern Amateur
1IDHunter OstromEagle, ID70066-65-68-65=264
T2COA.J. OttFort Collins, CO50066-67-69-65=267
T2AZGavin CohenTucson, AZ50069-67-64-67=267
T4UTBrock StangerOrem, UT40069-69-67-66=271
T4CAJamie CheathamSan Diego, CA40068-66-70-67=271

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ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

72-hole stroke play championship for national-level male and female amateurs. Players gain entry into the field either by exemption or by invitation from the SWGA Tournament Committee.

Starting in 2020, the tournament will feature men's and women's divisions, with a mixed team event held over the first two rounds.

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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