Connor Williams wins Agave Amateur in Indio
strung together three under-par rounds to win the Agave Amateur which wrapped up Monday at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Indio, Calif.
The Arizona State commit from Escondido, Calif. posted rounds of 69-66-71 to finish at 8-under, which was good for a one-stroke victory over Alexander Gibalevich
, who plays collegiately at the University of Denver.
Williams and Gibalevich were neck-and-neck throughout the day and after Gibalevich missed an eight-foot par putt on the final hole, Williams could finally celebrate his first amateur victory.
“This win means a lot as it is my first amateur win and knowing I can compete with collegiate and older players," said Williams, who is a senior at San Pasqual High School in Escondido. "It gives me the confidence I can compete on the amateur level and still win after facing adversity.
"I had a really good stretch of golf in my last 16 holes the second round, shooting 29 on the back after I was three-over after two holes. I stayed patient and took my opportunities when they came to me this week.”
final round of 5-under 66, which was the lowest round of the tournament, earned the UC Davis player third place at 6-under.
The Agave Amateur is the eighth tournament in the 2022-23 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series. The next event will be the inaugural Coachella Amateur which gets underway on Wednesday at Terra Lago Golf Club's North Course.
ABOUT THE Agave Amateur
A part of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, the
Agave Amateur is open to amateur golfers who meet
the eligibility and exemption requirements and
cannot be junior golfers considered prospects by the
NCAA, although prospects can compete in several of
the ‘open’ events like the Sizzler, Gobbler, and
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