Chandler, Arizona—Nate Vontz (Lincoln, NE) shot a final round 63 (-9) to shot -19 over three rounds in the inaugural Palo Verde Amateur on the Devil’s Claw Course at Whirlwind Golf Club. He won by four shots over two players-Nicklaus Chiam and Carson Bacha who finished at -15 over 54 holes. Cade Anderson was another two shots back at -13 alone in fourth place.
Vontz’s final round 63 included four straight birdies to start the day while then birdieing the 6th and 8th holes to get to -6 thru 8 holes. Birdies on 15, 16, and 17 put Vontz into a lead he never would relinquish. Vontz just completed his junior season on the Creighton University Golf Team in Omaha.
- Whirlwind’s Devil’s Claw course was host site of the 2017 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Finals. Rounds 1 and 2 of the Palo Verde Amateur utilized the exact same course setup and hole locations as the two rounds played in 2017.
- Weather: Beautiful and warm conditions with light winds from the west prevailed throughout the entire tournament. High clouds and temperatures in the mid 90s made for a pleasant final round.
- The next event in the 2021-22 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series is the Silver State Amateur June 6-9 at Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Full Scores and statistics can be found at www.2021paloverdeamateur.golfgenius.com.
The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series is world-ranked amateur series of 11 events in 2021-22. The Palo Verde Amateur is the second event of the series year. The Series concludes with the 2022 Saguaro Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. The full Series schedule and Player of the Year standings are available at www.SaguaroAmateur.com.