Simon Zach wins Gobbler Amateur at Sewailo Golf club

Simon Zach of the University of Louisville recently won the 2017 Gobbler Amateur at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson by one shot over Tianlang Guan of the University of Arizona and by two shots over Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho. Zach shot a final round one-under par 70 to finish at 4-under par (209) for the tournament. Zach has been on quite a roll as this is his second consecutive victory having won the UH-Warrior Princeville Invitational at Princeville Makai Golf Club in Hawaii in late October.

The Gobbler Amateur, played in late November, is part of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series. The multi-stage series provides high-level amateurs, college players, juniors and Troon-facility club champions a chance to compete throughout the year. The Sizzler, the first event of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, was held mid-June at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Az. and was won by Yash Majmudar of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The December event on the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series was The Agave at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Ca. December 19-22. (Results were not in prior to press time). 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.

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.

About Sewailo Golf Club – Located in Tucson, Sewailo Golf Club is a 7,283 yard course designed by Ty Butler and Notah Begay III that opened in December 2013. The name “Sewailo” means “flower world” in the Yaqui language. The championship course resembles a desert oasis with impressive water features incorporated into the surrounding landscape. The entire property, including the luxurious, 215-room Casino Del Sol Resort, takes full advantage of the natural setting and surrounding mountain views. 


1 Simon ZACH, Czech Republic—69-70-70—209 (-4)

2 Tianlang GUAN, Tucson, Arizona—72-67-71—210

3 Reid HATLEY, Hayden Lake, Idaho—71-67-73—211

4 Trevor LAMPSON, Gilbert, Arizona—71-68-74—213

5 Kento YAMAWAKI, Encinitas, Calif—70-73-71—214

6 Josh McCOLLUM, Alta Loma, Calif—74-67-74—215

T6 Gookmin KIM, Palm Desert, Calif—71-72-72—215

T6 Hunter EPSON, Long Beach, Calif—72-74-69—215

9 Jake SLOCUM, Meridian, Idaho—72-69-75—216

T9 Fisher VOLLENDORF, Fayetteville, AR—72-74-70—216