Robert Gamez

Robert Gamez reacts to a putt during the Tucson Open on Jan. 13, 1990. He opened with a one-shot lead on the third round, then won the final round by four shots. Photo by Rick Wiley / Tucson Citizen

Rick Wiley / Tucson Citizen

He won seven tournaments, a UA school record, was the 1989 Nicklaus Award winner as college golf’s top player, and had a scoring average of 71.02 as a UA senior, which remains No. 2 in school history. He won two PGA Tour events, including the 1990 Northern Telecom Tucson Open at StarrPass. 

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