J.J. Wood of Yuma led wire to wire, shooting 14-under 130 with rounds of 64 and 66 to capture medalist honors Tuesday at the 83rd Arizona Amateur Championship at Tucson Country Club.
David McDaniel, of Tucson, finished second, four shots off the pace at 134 (67-67). Match play begins today.
The University of Arizona’s Nathan Tyler finished third, posting scores of 67-68 (135) and five-time Arizona Amateur Champion Ken Kellaney of Phoenix finished fourth at 136.
Chris Kessler of Scottsdale, the 2006 Arizona Mid-Amateur Champion, tied with Jesse Steel of Chandler at 137.