Woolf wins Southwestern Amateur

TUCSON, Arizona (June 19, 2009) -- Travis Woolf of Fort Worth, TX, maintained his overnight lead and shot a steady 70 (-2) to shoot 278 (-10) and prevail by one shot over runner-up Michael Jensen of Los Altos, CA today at the 94th Southwestern Amateur held on the Catalina Course at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Resort.

"Last night, I tried not to think too much about the lead and tried to relax at dinner at Bob's with my girlfriend and mother and then to the spa for a little bit", said Travis.

"I put a new putter in the bag this week and did not look at the scoreboard all week until the last green. It was a good week."

This is the fourth year Travis has played in the Southwestern Amateur and he plans to defend next year in California.

amateurgolf.com member Michael Jensen, in the next to the last group had a chance to tie but ended up bogeying the 18th hole to finish a stroke back. Ryan Brooks of Mesa, AZ, and David McDaniel of Tucson, AZ, finish third at 281 (-7). All 31 players who played the final round are exempt for next year's 95th Southwestern Amateur to be held at Sycuan Golf Resort, El Cajon, CA. The Tournament Committee wishes to thank all the players for participating and look forward to next year.

Results: Southwestern Amateur
1TXTravis WoolfFort Worth, TX700278
2CAMichael JensenSan Francisco, CA500279
T5CAGeorge GandranataEmeryville, CA400282
T5TNDavid HolmesKnoxville, TN400282
T3AZDavid McDanielTucson, AZ400281

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ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

72-hole stroke play championship for national- level amateurs with a handicap index of 1.4 or better. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 36 and ties. The SWGA Selection Committee will select players to compete based upon exemptions, playing resume and rankings.

The SWGA reserves the right to invite amateurs of national and international reputation, as well as other amateurs "of note", to enter into the tournament. Applicants are urged to submit their entries with golf resumes of accomplishment in major tournaments and other competitive record information.

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