AGA Championship: Chris Kamin survives in a playoff
10 Mar 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for AGA Championship, Aguila Golf Course, Chris Kamin Rankings

Aguila Golf Course
Aguila Golf Course

Chris Kamin of Phoenix, Ariz., defended his Arizona Golf Association Championship by winning in a playoff at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen, Ariz. 

Kamin shot rounds of 66-68-69 to finish 13-under and force a playoff with Matt Neils of Phoenix, Ariz. Kamin won the championship on the first playoff hole. Neils made a birdie on No. 18 to force the playoff with Kamin after bogeying No. 17 to fall out of a tie for the lead. 

The 2022 AGA Player of the Year got off to a hot start, shooting a 6-under 66 first-round to take a two-shot lead and secure a wire-to-wire win with his subsequent rounds of 4-under 68 and 3-under 69. 

Kamin shot 16-under in 2023 to win the championship after overcoming a two-shot deficit heading into the final round. He won 2022 AGA Player of the Year honors.

Neils finished in solo second place at 13-under after falling to Kamin in the playoff. Sam Engle of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished in solo third place at 12-under, finishing one shot out of the playoff. Colin Pratt of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished in solo fourth place at 11-under. 

Engle made a bogey on No. 18 to fall out of the playoff.

Kamin is currently ranked No. 446 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com U.S. Rankings.

View results for AGA Championship
ABOUT THE AGA Championship

The AGA Championship is the new tournament title of what was formerly known as the "Arizona Publinks Championship". 72-holes of individual stroke play at gross with max field size of 144 players. A cut to the low 60-players + ties will be made after 36 holes.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Instagram X Facebook YouTube