Moore wins the Saguaro Amateur

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

Arkansas golfer Taylor Moore putts on the fifth green during the opening round of the NCAA Regional Golf Tournament Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Blessing Golf Club in Fayetteville.

Arkansas sophomore golfer Taylor Moore won the inaugural Saguaro Amateur at the Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. on Sunday.

Moore shot a one-under 70 in the final round to secure a victory over the field of 107 other members. The Edmon, Okla. native shot under par in all three rounds, including a five-under 66 and a six-under 65 in the second and third rounds. He took a four-stroke lead into the final day and finished three strokes in front of second place.

“It means a lot to win this event especially with it being the first year,” Moore said. “The putter was working for me this week and last week. I had just one three-putt over the two tournaments and I also managed my game really well and controlled the ball going into the greens. This definitely gives me some confidence, but is just a step in the right direction in a spring full of hard work.”

Moore bogeyed just twice in 54 holes, recorded 38 pars and birdied 14 times. He did not bogey in the final 17 holes.

Last week, Moore competed in the Patriot All-America Invitational in Litchfield, Ariz. He tied for third with fellow Razorback Sebastian Cappelen.

The No. 23 Arkansas men's golf team will begin its spring season Feb. 15 at the Gator Invitational.