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It's a wrap: Golf Channel Am Tour 2013 National Championships

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LA QUINTA, Calif. -- The 2013 Golf Channel Am Tour National Championships have come to an end, staged this year at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. This year's event was the largest ever on Am Tour with nearly 1,200 players competing in the Nationals and Seniors divisions.

New to the 2013 rotation of golf courses was PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course, a host venue for the PGA TOUR's Humana Challenge. Also in the four-course rotation was the infamous Stadium Course at PGA West, the Nicklaus Course and Norman Course.

The National Championships were held Sept. 22-25th, while the Senior Championships were held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Over 6,500 members nationally competed all season long for the right to qualify for nationals, and each division crowned winners in six different flights. 

Here's a look at the winners and some of the action during the events: 

Senior National Championships

Senior winners: Championship and Snead flights: Bob Brooks and Jim Allard captured 2013 Senior National Championship trophies in their respective flights at PGA West.

Senior winners: Sarazen and Jones flights: Richard Stein and John Scott won their respective flights in the 2013 Am Tour Senior National Championships at PGA West.

Seniors winners: Hogan and Palmer flights: Randy Hodges and Ray Henry capped great seasons with victories in their flights in the Golf Channel Am Tour Senior National Championships at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

In Photos: Senior National Championships

Seniors Day 4: Elder Statesman: Joe Strong, 81, doesn’t mind being called “the old guy” of the 2013 Golf Channel Am Tour Senior National Championship at PGA West.

Seniors Day 3: Family moment: Mike Knox enjoyed watching his son, Russell, qualify for the PGA TOUR following his round at PGA West. Also, the week's first ace was recorded. 

Seniors Day 2: Quality family time: For these Am Tour competitors, competing this week gives them a chance to spend quality time competing with family. 

Seniors Day 1: It's go time: Terry Gannon and Roger Maltbie offered some words of wisdom, while trying to take a little of the edge off Am Tour competitors getting ready for Day 1. 

National Championships

Day 5: Playoff pressure: The Championship and Sarazen flight's were decided in sudden death playoffs at PGA West. 

Day 5: Runaway winners: In morning action at PGA West, the Snead and Jones flights wrapped up with two runaway winners. 

Day 5: All Capps: Kevin Capps won the Hogan flight by five shots, while the Palmer flight proved to be the most competitive of the six flights at Nationals in 2013. 

In Photos: View the action from PGA West

Day 4: A round with the king: Scores are low on the Palmer Private course, the newest addition to the National Championships at La Quinta. Also, a 68 puts one player back in the mix in the championship flight. 

Day 3: Stadium Survival: Pete Dye's Stadium Course takes no prisoners. Survive without a big number and you may find yourself atop the leaderboard. 

Day 3: Backing up the talk: PGA Tour Radio host Brian Katrek finds himself in the hunt of the Championship Flight. 

Day 2: A Small feat: How busy was your golf season this year? Snead flight Nationals competitor David Small played in 54 Am Tour events. 

Day 2: The Puerto Rico seven: The Puerto Rico tour is a tight-knit bunch, and seven players made the long trip to PGA West to compete in Nationals this week.

Day 1: New courses, some familiar faces at La Quinta in 2013: Kelly Tilghman and David Feherty welcomed Am Tour competitors with some tales from inside the PGA Tour.