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Tucker Allen two-putted from the fringe on the 18th hole for a one-shot win in the Grapevine Amateur over Scottsdale’s Joe Neuheisel at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.
Allen, a native of Tolar, Texas, and a member of the University of Oklahoma golf team, shot rounds of 67-69-69 (-11) to win back-to-back titles at Southern Dunes in the same week. On Monday he held off a slew of challengers to claim the Saguaro Amateur. Wasting no time, he then won the Grapevine Amateur after birdieing four of his last six holes.
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Neuheisel, the overnight leader and a senior at Boise State, narrowly missed a birdie putt on 18 to force a playoff. Neuheisel shot a final round 71 (-1) to finish at -10. Tiger Tahvilardi (Huntington Beach, CA) and Sam Sommerhauser (Rocklin CA) finished in third place at -7.
“This past week meant a lot to me, I loved being in the hunt on the last three holes in both events and being able to win them both is a great feeling", said Allen. “Thank you for having these tournaments during COVID times and thank you to Ak-Chin Southern Dunes for having us for a week.”
The Grapevine Amateur was originally scheduled to be held at Silverado Golf Resort in Napa, California, but Ak-Chin Southern Dunes stepped into the void when it became difficult to administer the event in California due to COVID restrictions.
The Grapevine is the first event in the 2021-22 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series.
ABOUT THE Grapevine 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
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