2022 TROON CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS CONCLUDE WITH EXCITING FINISH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Posted on December 12, 2022
Indian Wells, Calif. (December 12, 2022) – The 2022 Troon Challenge sponsored by Callaway Golf® concluded over the weekend with the National Finals at Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. Now in its 20th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,500 golfers annually competing in regional qualifying events across the United States for a chance to play in the National Finals. 70 two-person teams (140 golfers) represented their home clubs in the National Finals played on Indian Wells Golf Resort’s award-winning Celebrity and Players courses, competing in both Gross and Net Divisions over the 36-hole, two-day event, held December 10 and 11, 2022.
In the Gross Division, the team of Logan France and Bailey Ogrin from the regional qualifier at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Ariz. shot rounds of 65-61 (126) to finish in first place. In the Net Division, the team of Sean Keefe and Josh Levitt representing Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif. shot rounds of 63-63 (126) to win. The winning teams each received crystal championship trophies, an Odyssey White Hot OG Putter, $150 Callaway Gift card, 1 Dozen Chrome Soft Callaway Golf Balls and a 2023 National Foursome Troon Card.
GROSS Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Logan France Bailey Ogrin The Boulders 65 61 126
2nd Jeff Keen Dalen Demary The Boulders 63 65 128
3rd Trevor Stock CJ Weston Longbow 66 64 130
NET Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Sean Keefe Josh Levitt Monarch Beach 63 63 126
2nd Jimmy Hilton Keith Beaman Copper Canyon 67 63 130*
3rd Chris Pollastrini Joseph Alridge Silverado 63 67 130*
*denotes won tiebreaker
Troon Challenge NET Division winners Sean Keefe and Josh Levitt representing Monarch Beach Golf Links.
“Congratulations to all of the finalists who earned their way to stunning Indian Wells Golf Resort for the National Finals, especially the winning teams from The Boulders and Monarch Beach,” said Kris Strauss, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Troon. “This may have been our best Troon Challenge season yet, from the interest in the many qualifiers, to the support of our event sponsors, to an amazing finale host venue in the City of Indian Wells and Indian Wells Golf Resort. We are already planning the 2023 event and building upon what is a great tradition in the Troon Challenge.”
Troon developed the Troon Challenge in 2003 as a way for amateur golfers to compete in fun, competitive, well-run golf events at Troon-affiliated facilities. The National Final has been held in a warm weather destination in late November or early December since the event’s inception, and provides qualifiers with an opportunity to play for prizes and bragging rights.
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About Troon Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.