Baylor Golfer Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win in the Desert
Mark Reppe (Dallas, TX) shot a final round 68 to finish at -17 and win the Agave Amateur by three strokes over hard-charging valley resident Charlie Reiter (La Quinta) at Shadow Hills Golf Club. Reppe, a junior on the Baylor University golf team, got off to a slow start Monday as he was +3 through three holes and a four-shot lead to start the day that dwindled to one shot. Reppe then eagled the 403-yard par-4 4th hole by holing a 50 degree wedge from 124 yards. He followed up with birdies at 8 and 11 before another eagle on the 13th hole stretched his lead back out to three shots. Reiter was on fire all day, narrowly missing a 20-foot putt on the 18th which at the time would have him tied for the lead with Reppe. Reiter got within one shot several times and finished with an 8-under par 63. James Song (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) finished alone in 3rd place at -11.
Low scores were again abundant as a total of 38 players finished the Agave Amateur at even par or better. Reppe’s 17-under total is a tournament record as was his first round 62.
“I really liked the course and I was happy to win after having the lead each day,” said Reppe. “It feels good to cap off 2020 with a win.”
SAGUARO AMATEUR SPOTS: Three players-Reppe, Reiter, and Song all earned exemptions into the 2020-21 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series Championship event-the Saguaro Amateur being played January 1-4 at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes just outside of Phoenix. For more information on the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series please go to www.SaguaroAmateur.com > Troon Saguaro Amateur Series
Full Results available online at 2020AgaveAmateur.GolfGenius.com