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Arizona pro goes 19 under par to win Saltwater golf

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Phoenix professional Zahkai Brown cashed in big time winning the 40th annual Saltwater Classic on Monday with a 19-under score at the Riverton Country Club.

Brown was a sizzling 19 under par over 54 holes to win the top prize of $10,000.

He notched scores of 9-under 63 on two of this three rounds at the par-72 Riverton golf course.

It was the first Saltwater title for Brown.

This is the second year the tournament has awarded the $10,000 first prize after offering $5,000 for years.

Brown fired rounds of 63, 71 and 63 for his No. 1 finish.

The Saltwater attracted many pro golfers from Utah and Colorado competing in regional events on the "mini-tour."

There were six former pro title winners in the field, but none of them could match the play of Brown.

Complete tournament results will follow.

The tournament first was played 40 years ago on the original Riverton Country Club course, which was nine holes at the time.

The layout was expanded and reconfigured to 18 holes in 1980-81 and now is recognized as among Wyoming's best.

Riverton Country Club has hosted many U.S. Golf Association and Wyoming Golf Association events, including a U.S. Open regional qualifying round earlier this month.

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