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Makenzie Cooper and Brayden Bozak Win the Ping Invitational at Grand Canyon University Golf Course

By July 20, 2022No Comments
Cooper wins by 11 strokes; Bozak by seven 

Makenzie Cooper lit up the leaderboard with rounds of 3-under 68 and 6-under 65 to win the PING Invitational by a whopping 11-stroke margin at -9 for Girls Championship division. Leading the whole way, the soon to be University of Colorado Buffalo racked up five birdies and an eagle-2 in the first round. Her second round was fueled by a five-birdie stretch over seven holes, 3-9. Caroline Chung (69-76) of Placentia, California came in second place at +3, and Taylor Wilczek of Anthem shot 70-76 to take third place at +4.

Chandler’s Brayden Bozak also ran away with championship, with tidy performance featuring 10 birdies and only two bogeys. The UNLV Rebel in the fall started the Boys Championship division competition with a 2-under 69 followed by a 6-under 65 to win by seven strokes over two players tied for second place. Chase Gorder of Anthem and Nicholas Lippe of Chandler both fired 72-69 for a share of runner-up honors.

Peyton “PJ” Segerstrom of Queen Creek won in the Boys 15-18 division at 1-over par, shooting 74-68. Brady Sheridan of Glendale won the Boys 13-14 division at 4-under par (68-70). Ryan Rasmussen of Goodyear and Luke Duval of Scottsdale fired identical rounds of 37-33 to finish the Boys 11-12 division tied for first place, before Rasmussen prevailed in a playoff. And Kellen Amis of Scottsdale took the Boys 10 and Under division with a score of 3-over par (37-38).  

Gabby Cone of Gilbert won in the Girls 15-18 division at 13-over par (78-77). Kaitlyn Moreland of Scottsdale won the Girls 13-14 division at 1-over par (71-72). Taylor Underhill of Gilbert won the Girls 11-12 division at 3-over par (36-39), and Beau Ellington of Paradise Valley won the Girls 10 and Under division at 2-over par (42-32).


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PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim. Karsten’s frustration with his putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball. Today PING is synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf.