Chandler, Arizona—Noah Kumar (Sarasota, FL) shot a final round 68 (-4) to finish 54 holes at -10 and win the Palo Verde Amateur at Whirlwind Golf Club on the Cattail Course. Kumar, the 36-hole leader, had to hold off a hard-charging Gavin Hagstrom (Fort Collins, CO), who shot a final round 69 to finish three shots behind Kumar. Hagstrom tied Kumar for the lead several times and was only two shots back heading into the 18th hole today but a bogey lead to the final three-shot gap. Hagstrom finishing four shots ahead of Cade Anderson (Scottsdale) in third place
KUMAR ON THE WIN: “This win means a lot to me because it gets my name out there to coaches. I am currently in the transfer portal and I want to continue my college career at a competitive program. I’ve been hitting the ball really well the past few weeks and it really paid off during the tournament. I’ve (also) worked a lot on my putting and the last few months and I’m finally starting to see that pay off under pressure.”
FINAL RESULTS: Scoring is available in the Golf Genius app GGID: 22PALO or at www.2022PaloVerdeAmateur.GolfGenius.com. The full final results are also attached.
TROON SAGUARO AMATEUR SERIES: The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series is a world-ranked amateur tournament series that hosted 10 events in the 2021-22 schedule. The Palo Verde is the second tournament in the 2022-23 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, of which there are 12 scheduled events. The next event will be the Silver State Amateur at Paiute Golf Club in Las Vegas, June 5-8. The full Series schedule and Player of the Year standings are available at www.SaguaroAmateur.com as well as at www.TSASMember.GolfGenius.com.
Head Men’s Golf Coach, University of Colorado
Chairman, Troon Saguaro Amateur Series
Director of Golf, University of Wyoming
Vice Chairman, Troon Saguaro Amateur Series