Pro-Am tees off Champions Tour week in Tucson - Tucson News Now

Pro-Am tees off Champions Tour week in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Cologuard Classic week got underway Wednesday with the first of two days of Jose Cuervo Pro-Am play out at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort.

Amatuers from around Southern Arizona competed with the likes of NFL Super Bowl quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Mark Rypien and new Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin.

The Pro-Am is played as a best-ball competition with PGA Champions Tour professionals competing alongside amateur foursomes.

Len Mattiace’s group currently leads the Pro-Am by one-shot at six-under par.

Rodgers, the MVP of Super Bowl XLV, played in a group with pro Jerry Kelly and they are just two shots off the lead at -4.

Sumlin’s group played with pro Scott Verplank and included UA president Dr. Robert Robbins, UA athletics administrator Mike Ketcham and soon-to-be Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.

The UA group finished +2 on the day.

The Cologuard Classic, formally known as the Conquistadores Classic, is in its 4th-year in Tucson.

Tom Lehman is the defending champion.

The 54-hole event begins on Friday.

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