In Arizona, Walicki takes unique Short Course tournament
The Patriot Course at the Wigwam played just over 5000 yards
The Patriot Course at the Wigwam played just over 5000 yards

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (January 7, 2018) - Adam Walicki of Phoenix won the first Arizona Golf Association tournament of the 2018 season on Sunday, shooting 4 under par for 36 holes to take the Short Course Tournament at The Wigwam Resort.

The Short Course Tournament is a unique event, played each year on executive-length courses like the Patriot Course at the Wigwam, which played to just over 5000 yards at a par of 66 (with no par fives). Walicki posted rounds of 65 and 63 for a one-shot victory over Turner Clark who shot 63-66.

Four players--Marc Apps (64-66), Camden Nierman (64-66), Jackson Vickers (63-67) and Justin Hibbert (64-66)--tied for third at 2-under 130.

Walicki's first round was up and down, mixing in two double bogeys on short par threes with an eagle on the 326-yard par-four 7th. His round on Sunday was much steadier, as he birdied the first two holes, added two more, and then survived a late bogey on the par-three 17th.

Last year's champ Greg Cesarek (who won on a par-61 course) shot 67-70 to finished tied for 23rd at 5 over.

Those who played in the Short Course tournament can enjoy their low stroke averages until the AGA championship season kicks into high gear with the AGA Championship and the Arizona Stroke Play Championship in April.

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AGA members. Maximum 100 contestants for 36 holes of individual stroke play.

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