Satterlee shoots 3-under in final round, holds on to win Arizona Open

Chris Satterlee – Winner of the 2014 Arizona Open

Chris Satterlee (Phoenix) trailed by two shots heading into the final round of the Arizona Open at Troon Country Club, but put together a solid 3-under 67 to make up the deficit and win the Arizona Open by two shots over Andrew Yun (Chandler).

Satterlee finished at 7-under for the tournament, and his 67 in the final round was tied for the low round of the day. He got things going early with birdies on two of the first three holes to make the turn with the lead at 6-under par. He had two more birdies on the back nine, and just one bogey, and made par the rest of the way to keep the pressure on.

Yun had two bogeys on the front and made the turn at 4-under before adding two birdies and one bogey on the back for his final-round 70 and second place finish at 5-under par. He got within one shot of the lead after his birdie on the par-4 13th, but lost ground after a costly bogey on the par-4 15th.

Second-round leader Michael Hopper (Phoenix) started the day with a one shot lead over Yun at 6-under, but struggled to a 2-over par 72 in the final round to finish solo third at 4-under par. He had six bogeys and four birdies on the afternoon – he had just four bogeys throughout his first two rounds at Troon.

Rounding out the Top-10 were Jim Carter (Scottsdale), Dave Yarnes (Scottsdale), Danny Buell (Phoenix) and Dennis Downs (Scottsdale), who all finished T4 at 3-under; Jonathan Khan (Tucson) and Chang Jo Kim (Chandler) T8 at 1-under; and Sejun Yoon, who shot 1-under in the final round and finish 10th at even par.

Ken Tanigawa was the low finisher among the amateurs in the field, finishing 11th at 1-over par.

The Arizona Open is a 3-day, 54-hole tournament with a field of 156 players, both professionals and amateurs, with a handicap index of 4.6 or less. This individual stroke play event will make the cut after 36 holes, with trophies being awarded to the champion and the low amateur. This year marks the 69th playing of the Arizona Open, with the tournament returning to Troon Country Club after the last eight years at Scottsdale National Golf Club, Desert Mountain and Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.

The Southwest Section PGA is the local delivery system for the PGA of America programs and activities to promote the game of golf in this region and to enhance the skills of its members. There are 41 PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Sections throughout the United States that provide a grass roots network necessary to accomplish direct communications with the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members. Ranked the fifth largest of the 41 PGA Sections, the Southwest Section PGA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a membership of approximately 1,300 golf professionals and apprentices involved in the operations of almost 400 golf facilities in Arizona and Nevada.