ABOUT THE Rice Planters Amateur
The Rice Planters Amateur was the inspiration of amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup
at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne befriended the tournament's chairman Dick Harvey.
Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his own southern tournament and, consequently, along
with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful information to get Horne started in the South. The
Rice Planters quickly grew to become one of the top amateur events in the country. The format, like the
Porter Cup, is 72 holes of stroke play. While entries are by invitation only, the tournament typically
holds a 90-player qualifier for the final five spots in the field.
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