Carson Enright prevails at Saguaro Amateur
05 Jan 2022
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Saguaro Amateur, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Carson Enright Rankings

Carson Enright, winner of the 2022 Saguaro Amateur
Carson Enright, winner of the 2022 Saguaro Amateur

Carson Enright, a freshman at Oregon State, carded a final round 69 to win the Saguaro Amateur Wednesday at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes in Maricopa, Ariz.

Enright finished the 54-hole event at 10-under 206, which was good for a one-stroke win over Angelo Marcon, a sophomore at Notre Dame who carded a final round 69 to finish at 9-under 207.

The race for the championship was tight all day, with Enright’s largest lead being two shots and a lot of players within striking distance.

Ethan Davidson was two-back at 8-under 208, followed by Jimmy Dales, Santeri Lehesmaa and Gunnar Broin, who tied for fourth at 7-under 209.

After the field endured a 45-minute frost delay on Wednesday morning, Enright warmed up quickly with birdies on holes 2 and 5 to make the turn at two-under. He picked up two more birdies on his inward nine to offset a bogey for a 3-under round of 69.

Marcon edged ever so close to Enright with an inward nine of 33, but couldn't find a birdie on either of the two holes and had to settle for a second-place finish. Davidson, a sophomore at Sacramento State, also made a late run with four consecutive birdies on holes 13 through 16, but dropped a shot on 17 and settled for par on the closing hole for a final round of 69.

Broin, a native of Chanhassen, Minn. who plays collegiately at Colorado State, began the day with a one-stroke lead on the field following a brilliant 6-under round of 66 on Tuesday, was just one-stroke back heading to the final hole, but made a double bogey for a final round of 73.

“This win meant a lot to me," said enright. "To be able to see the work I’ve put in on the putting pay off is awesome. Also, it was very cool to be in a high-pressure situation again.”

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Si wins Saguaro Amateur Series Championship

Kelvin Si, a sophomore at the University of San Diego, won the 10-event Saguaro Amateur Series Championship, edging out former Chico State golfer Josh McCollum for the title. Si played in five of the 10 events and though he didn't have a win, amassed 207.42 points to clip McCollum.

The 2022-23 Saguaro Amateur Series tees off this Friday with the inaugural Sonoran Amateur on the Devil’s Claw Course at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona.

Results: Saguaro Amateur
1FLCarson EnrightLongboat Key, FL40069-68-69=206
2CAAngelo MarconSan Francisco, CA30067-71-69=207
3CAEthan DavidsonSimi Valley, CA20068-71-69=208
T4MIJimmy DalesNorthville, MI20067-72-70=209
T4FinlandSanteri LehesmaaFinland20066-73-70=209

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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 U.S. Open and PGA Tour qualifying.

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