Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 14, 2017) – Yash Majmudar of Las Vegas, Nev. held off a hard-charging David Laskin from Elk Grove, Calif., by one shot to win the inaugural Sizzler Amateur Presented by Imperial Headwear on Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course (par 71). Majmudar, who will be a sophomore at UNLV this fall, shot a 5-under par 208 with rounds of 69-69-70 and had a big par-saving putt on 15 while converting a long two-putt on the 17th hole to seal the win. Laskin shot 70-68-71 (209) and was two shots clear of Blake Hathcoat of Fresno, Calif. who finished third.
The Sizzler, the first event of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, was held June 10-13 at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale. Fall events in the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series will include The Gobbler at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. November 19-22 and The Agave at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. December 19-22. The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series will be capped off at the season-ending Saguaro Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. January 1-4, 2018. Each event winner and top point earners will earn exemptions into the Saguaro Amateur.
“I’m just really glad to be playing well again after a tough spring,” said Majmudar. “It was a good start to the summer going into the Southwestern Amateur. I’m happy with the way I played; scrambled pretty well. I didn’t have my best iron game but putting was what helped me win. I would like to say thanks to my parents and coaches for helping me through a tough semester golf-wise.”
Christian Banke of Danville, Calif., shot a tournament low round of 65 on Tuesday, one shot off of the competitive course record on the Pinnacle Course.
2017 SIZZLER AMATEUR TOP 10
1. Yash MAJMUDAR, Las Vegas, NV—69-69-70–208
2. David LASKIN, Elk Grove, CA—70-68-71–209
3. Blake HATHCOAT, Fresno, CA—71-72-68–211
T4. Marty SANCHEZ, Santa Fe, NM—78-67-67–212
T4. Preston SMITH, Westlake Village, CA—76-69-67–212
T4. Jino SOHN, Chandler, AZ—71-70-71–212
T7. Christian BANKE, Danville, CA—72-76-65–213
T7. George MARKHAM, Phoenix, AZ—72-74-67–213
T9. Jason FITZGERALD, Wichita Falls, TX—72-75-67–214
T9. Blake WAGONER, Cornelius, NC—76-66-72–214
2017-18 TROON SAGUARO AMATEUR SERIES TOP 5 POINTS LIST (thru Sizzler Amateur)
1. Yash MAJMUDAR, Las Vegas, NV—100
2. David LASKIN, Elk Grove, CA—80
3. Blake HATHCOAT, Fresno, CA—70
T4. Marty SANCHEZ, Santa Fe, NM—53.3
T4. Preston SMITH, Westlake Village, CA—53.3
T4. Jino SOHN, Chandler, AZ—53.3
For more information and entry details for the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, visit www.SaguaroAmateur.com.
About The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series
The concept of the Saguaro Amateur and its evolution into a series is the brainchild of University of Colorado Head Men's Golf Coach Roy Edwards, University of Wyoming Director of Golf Programs Joe Jensen, and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes General Manager Brady Wilson. The multi-stage series builds on the success of the Saguaro Amateur, held in early January at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, while providing high-level amateurs, college players, juniors and Troon-facility club champions a chance to compete throughout the year. The inaugural Saguaro Amateur Series is sponsored by Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.