107th Southwestern Amateur
June 15-18, 2022
The 2022 Southwestern Amateur Men’s and Women’s Division Championships will be played June 15-18 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The tournament returns to the Geronimo course in 2022, which hosted the 2015 championship. It is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses at Desert Mountain.
This will be the 107th year for the Men’s Division and the 2nd for the Women’s Division. The SWGA Selection Committee will select 72 Men and 72 Women to compete based upon playing resume and rankings. Invitations will be sent in late December to the top 200 WAGR ranked men, and the top 300 WAGR ranked women.
Entries to request an invitation open on January 1. 2022 and close May 15, 2022. If the field is not filled by invited and exempt players by that date, our Selection Committee will decide which entries will receive an invitation. If there are a significant number of applicants for either division who were not selected, they will be invited to play in a qualifier on Monday, June 13 for four spots.
The Power Rankings from WAGR placed our 2021 Women’s division at 7th out of the 180 U.S. women’s tournaments that are open to All Ages. The Men’s division was 56 out of the 380 men’s tournaments open to All Ages.
A decision on Host Housing has not yet been made.
Once again it will be a 72-hole stroke play competition, with 36 holes in alternating morning and afternoon waves, followed by a cut. For the final two days there will be one morning wave.
James Leow and Ching-Tzu Chen are the 2021 Southwestern Amateur men's and women's champions
In the 106th year of the Southwestern Amateur, James Leow, and Ching-Tzu Chen put in clutch performances on the back nine to capture the titles at the Outlaw Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz.
For Leow, an Arizona State junior from Singapore, the win was a long time in the making, after a surgery in December sidelined him during the collegiate spring. A resilient return to the amateur scene made the Southwestern Amateur his second event of the summer after last week’s Dogwood Invitational, where he placed 37th.
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Chen, a junior at the University of Oregon, saw her lead dwindle throughout the back nine. Then, standing on the 72nd tee with a two-shot lead, she was forced to hit a provisional. But she found her ball, played a superb approach and two-putted to become the first-ever Southwestern Women’s champion.
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