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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106th Southwestern Amateur
June 16-19, 2021
The 2021 Southwestern Men’s and Women’s Amateur was played June 16-19 on the Outlaw course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The SWGA Selection Committee selected 72 Men and 72 Women to compete based upon playing resume and rankings. Each played 36 holes in alternating morning and afternoon waves, followed by a cut. For the final two days there was one morning wave.
The Southwestern was last played on the Outlaw in 2007 and the course has hosted a collegiate event for the last several years. Feedback from the players has been overwhelmingly positive as the course has proven to be both challenging and fun.
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