The Southwestern Amateur Tournament is scheduled for June 13-16.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Each player is provided with a practice round on Cochise Course as part of the entry fee. Cart fees are also provided for the players only. Players are requested to schedule their practice rounds directly with Peter Swanson, Tournament Coordinator-Asst. Head Golf Professional, Cochise/Geronimo Golf Shop at (480) 595-4141.
All players are required to register at the onsite tournament office between noon and 5 pm Tuesday, June 12. Starting times for rounds 1 and 2 will be issued to all players during registration. In addition, players will be provided with all tournament information, player gifts and SWGA policies applicable to the tournament.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 13-14
Round 1 and 2 Starting Times
Play will be on the Cochise Course in morning waves only for the play of Rounds 1 and 2. The morning waves will be from holes 1 and 10 between 7:30 am and 9:30 am. Players will start from the first tee on one day and the tenth tee on the other day. Players will be provided lunch between 10:45 am and 3 pm for rounds 1 and 2 and may select to eat prior to or following their rounds.
There will be NO cut this year.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 15-16
Rounds 3 and 4 Starting Times
Round 3 and 4 starting times are scheduled on the Cochise Course in the morning wave only from the first and tenth tees. Starting times will range from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. The field will be split equally for starting holes with the leaders after each round starting last from the first tee and the highest scoring players starting from the tenth tee in the last starting time. Players in the middle will be the first players to start from each starting hole.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
All players are requested to attend the awards ceremonies at approximately 2 pm., immediately following play. Championship awards, player prizes and 2019 Tournament Invitations will be awarded to those who qualify.
No cut 90 player field!
Jino Sohn is back to defend his 2017 championship!
Its a family affair! This year's participant Cameron Meeks indicated on his entry that his father Eric Meeks, and his uncle Aaron Meeks, both played in the Southwestern Amateur in 1986. His father finished 5th and his uncle finished 2nd.
Eric was the 1988 US AM champion, 1989 Walker Cup team member and is a member of the University of Arizona Hall of Fame.
Colby Harwell, a very well known mid-amateur player in Texas, has entered the 2018 Southwestern Amateur. He earned the Texas Golf Association’s top honor as Texas Player of the Year.
In 2017 he won the Texas Mid-Am and the Texas Mid-Am Match Play --- the first time anyone has claimed the two biggest mid-am prizes in the same year.
Congratulations to Rice University senior, Mario Carmona, from Mexico, who tied for 6th place at the Conference USA Championship this weekend. This was his 18th round of par or better this year and the 47th of his career. Mario tied for 18th at the 102nd Southwestern Amateur last year, and is entered in the 103rd this June on the Cochise course at Desert Mountain
The Sizzler Amateur will be held the week following the Southwestern Amateur this year, again at Troon North, just a few miles from Desert Mountain. If interested, contact the Sizzler website.
SWGA Executive Director John Ranslem presents a check to the BOOT CAMPAIGN co-founder Leigh Ann Ranslem. The BOOT CAMPAIGN, a SWGA partner, assists returning veteransw who have special needs.
At the 2017 Shell Houston Open, Southwestern Golf Association President, John Ranslem, met with former Southwestern Amateur champion JT Poston (2013).
JT earned his PGTour card by ending up in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour in 2016. He has made the cut in most of the 2017 PGA events he has entered.
At the Genesis Open he was paired in the first two rounds with Kevin Dougherty, our 2012 champion and first runner up to JT in 2013. Read more....
Enjoy Desert Mountain for the week!
For players who miss the 36 hole cut, Desert Mountain has agreed to provide playing access to two of its other Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses on Friday and Saturday of tournament week. So plan to stay the week!
The longest running amateur golf tournament in the southwestern United States returns for a third year at Scottsdale's premier private golf and recreational community.