Alex Jordan picked the perfect time to get hot at the Nevada State Amateur. After rounds of 71-69 in the first two rounds, Jordan still trailed second-round leader Edward Fryatt by three shots heading to the back nine at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. He made four birdies coming home and won by three shots over Hazen Newman, an Oklahoma State commit.
Fryatt, the 1992 champ, ended tied for third with two-time champ Brady Exber at 2-under. Cooper Griffin, from Dragonfly Golf Course, was Northern Nevada’s top finisher.
“I was 1 over on the front and knew I had to get something going on the back,” Jordan said. “I birdied 11, 13, 14 and 16 coming in to shoot 4 under on the back nine and that is what catapulted me to the win.
“It’s really good for me because I have been putting in a lot of work on my game. I am really happy it’s finally coming around and I am able to win some tournaments. It was cool to see all of those names of the past champions on the trophy. I am really honored.”
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