Maricopa, Arizona—Tucker Allen two-putted from the fringe on the 18th hole for a one-shot win in the Grapevine Amateur over Scottsdale’s Joe Neuheisel at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. Allen, a native of Tolar, Texas, and a member of the University of Oklahoma golf team, shot rounds of 67-69-69 (-11) to win back-to-back world amateur titles at Southern Dunes in the same week. On Monday he held off a slew of challengers to claim the Saguaro Amateur. Wasting no time, he then won the Grapevine Amateur after birdieing four of his last six holes. Neuheisel, the overnight leader and a senior at Boise State, narrowly missed a birdie putt on 18 to force a playoff. Neuheisel shot a final round 71 (-1) to finish at -10. Tiger Tahvilardi (Huntington Beach, CA) and Sam Sommerhauser (Rocklin CA) finished in third place at -7.
ALLEN ON THE VICTORIES: “This past week meant a lot to me, I loved being in the hunt on the last three holes in both events and being able to win them both is a great feeling. Thank you for having these tournaments during covid times and thank you to Ak-Chin Southern Dunes for having us for a week.”
The Grapevine Amateur was originally scheduled to be held at Silverado Golf Resort in Napa, California, but Ak-Chin Southern Dunes stepped into the void when it became difficult to administer the event in California. Both golf courses are premier golf facilities known for hosting high-level competitions. The Grapevine is the first event in the 2021-22 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series. The final results can be found at www.2021GrapevineAmateur.GolfGenius.com.
For more information on the Series please go to www.SaguaroAmateur.com.