Former Chabot Junior College All-American Dane Jensen fired even-par 72 Sunday to go with his sizzling first round 66 to win the Fox Hollow Amateur by three strokes over Devin Purser and four over Dan Horner.
Jensen, who played high school golf at Pleasant Grove, made a double-bogey on No. 6 Saturday and then went six under in his next nine holes including marking five straight 3s on his card. His roller coaster final 18 Sunday included a double-bogey on the par-5 No. 16 but he finished with a birdie on 18.
“I had a game plan to just go for the middle of the greens on the par 4s and 3s but when I got that double, I decided I needed to go for everything,” said Jensen, who plans to play for Westminster College this fall after leaving Cal-Davis following a sterling career at Cabot where he was the 2010 runner-up in the national JC championship.
Purser (71-70 – 141), playing in the afternoon flight, was one shot better than his opening round which moved him into second place, one shot better than Horner.
This is the second year the tournament has featured amateur play after losing a major sponsor for what was traditionally an open very popular with the region’s top professional players because it kicked off competitive play in central Utah for the year.