Carson Lundell claims Rocky Mountain Amateur
Carson Lundell (BYU Athletics)
The newest member of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series made its debut in dramatic fashion as it wrapped up on Wednesday.
Tied with Lakewood, Colorado’s Griffin Barela heading into the final round, Connor Howe (Ogden, Utah) carded a final round 66 to post a 16-under 200 total for the tournament. Very rarely do contending or leading 66s find themselves one-uped in the final round. Enter Carson Lundell. The Alpine, Utah resident tallied a final round 65, capping it off with a birdie on 18 to tie Howe.
Playing in the final group together, the duo knew where each other stood. After turning in their scorecards, the pair headed back out to the 18th hole to settle the score.
Repeating himself just as he had done moments before, the BYU Cougar birdied the first playoff hole to claim the inaugural championship.
Lundell, a rising junior, was a U.S. Open Local Qualifying medalist back in 2019 and was a runner-up in the Nick Watney Collegiate Invitational in 2018.
The Rocky Mountain Amateur is the latest in the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series of events for national-level amateurs, which started with the Saguaro Amateur and includes tournaments like the Sizzler, the Agave, the Gobbler, the Silverado and Grapevine Amateurs.
ABOUT THE Rocky Mountain Amateur
A part of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, the
Rocky Mountain Amateur is open to amateur golfers
who meet the eligibility and exemption requirements
which include position in various rankings, USGA
appearances, and state amateur and mid-amateur
champions. Maximum handicap 3.0.
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