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Bowen Mauss adds his name to historic City Am trophy

In one of the strongest amateur fields of the year, teenager Bowen Mauss earned the City Amateur champion’s title.

Bowen Mauss remembered the disappointment of finishing second in last year’s Richard C Kramer Salt Lake City Amateur when he couldn’t birdie the par-5 16th and bogeyed the 17th at Bonneville Golf Course to finish one shot behind fellow 16-year-old Sean Lampropolous.

This time Mauss took care of business on those two holes with birdies and that propelled him to a one-shot victory over Devin Tovey Sunday at Bonneville.

“I came up short last year, so it was nice to get it done this year,,” said the 17-year-old Mauss, who will be a senior at Corner Canyon High School and has already committed to play at Arizona State.

Runner-up, Devin Tovey

The 30-year-old Tovey has worked part-time at Bonneville for years and was the club champion in 2022. He led for much of the final round after starting the day one off the lead and got to 7-under for the tournament through 15 holes. However, he hit into a greenside bunker at No. 16 and couldn’t get up and down for birdie.

Playing a group behind, Mauss hit his second shot within 15 feet at 16 and just missed his eagle putt, settling for a birdie that tied him with Tovey. Then at the par-3 17th, hole, after Tovey had parred, Mauss hit his pitching wedge to 15 feet and sank the birdie putt to take a one-stroke lead. When both players parred the last hole, the victory was Mauss’s.

Steele DeWald had the lead after round one with a (-5) 67.

First-round leader Steele DeWald finished in a three-way tie for third at 140 with Martin Leon the former Utah State Amateur champ, and David Jennings. Chuck O’Brien and Skyler Doran tied for A Flight honors and Corey Halliday won B Flight.


Story by Fairways Media/Mike Sorensen. Photos by Fairways Media/Randy Dodson.