National finalists from around the country descend upon Scottsdale for 2014 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf®

Gross division, team of Chad Hossack & Sean O’Malley

The 2014 Troon Challenge National Finals were hosted at Troon North Golf Club on August 23-24, 2014. The Finals event saw a record number of national finalists compete, all of whom were vying to become this year’s Troon Challenge National Champions.

In the Gross division, the team of Michael Kaufman & Jason Moore, who qualified for the Finals at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ,  got off to a hot start by shooting a blistering 62 on the Monument golf course. The ten under par round was good enough for a one stroke lead with several other teams just a couple shots shy. Teams arrived for round two on Sunday knowing that in order to win; they would need to post a great number on the Pinnacle course. The battle was fierce and in the end, the team of Chad Hossack & Sean O’Malley, who qualified at The Boulders in Carefree, AZ, came through shooting 61. This gave them a two day total of 127 which was good enough to tie Kaufman & Moore. Hossack & O’Malley’s stellar day two round led them to victory in a scorecard playoff.

In the Net division, the team of Philip Bowker & Tommy Harrison, who qualified at Palmilla Beach Golf Club in Port Aransas, TX, took a commanding lead after shooting 60 in round one. On Sunday several teams made a strong effort to catch Bowker & Harrison, but they did not let up, posting a 62. Their two day total of 122 led them to an eight shot victory. The battle for second place came right down to the end with five teams finishing within a shot of each other.

The 2014 Troon Challenge season saw 1,000 participants compete at 26 regional qualifiers in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Texas.

The 2014 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners that include Imperial Headwear (featured as the events official headwear sponsor), TRUE Linkswear, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, THINQ Golf, MobiCoach, Pepsi, American Hole ‘n One and Infiniti of Scottsdale.

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