Dixie Amateur 2016 Men's Invitational Golf Tournament
December 19 - 22 2016
Coral Springs, FL



TPC at Eagle Trace
1111 Eagle Trace Blvd
Coral Springs, FL  33071-7824
phone: (954) 753-7222
url: www.pgatour.com

Tournament Overview

Historic Florida amateur golf tournament that is open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers for major amateur championships. The Dixie has a traditionally strong field due to college break, and a past- champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs like Peter Uihlein (2010 champion).

First two rounds at Heron Bay GC, round three at TPC Eagle Trace. Players making cut play final round at Heron Bay G.C. New entry options include a meal, and practice round inclusive package at an unbeatable rate. Apply for an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com.

Contact Information

John Hand, Tournament Director
11801 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, FL 33076
phone: 954-770-7138

The Dixie Amateur originated in 1924 and was played at the old Miami Country Club. South Florida was the “first” great golf destination and the South Florida golf scene has always been rich in talent. The Dixie Amateur always attracted great amateur players.

Early winners of the Dixie Amateur included: Frank Stafaci, Earl Christianson, Frank Perpich, Frank Strananhan, Al Besselink, and Doug Ford. With the closing of the Miami Country Club in 1953 the Dixie was discontinued until 1962.

The tournament has been played continuously since 1962 at various courses around Miami including The Links of Key Biscayne and The Golf Club of Miami. During this period many Champions won the Dixie Amateur before finding success on the PGA Tour. These players include: Andy Bean, Bruce Fleisher, Nolan Henke, Len Mattice, Jesper Parnevik, Hal Sutton and Lanny Wadkins.

From 1990 through 1997 the Dixie Amateur Championship was hosted at the Bonaventure Resort & Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. During this period, the tournament was held in December over the Christmas break. This move allowed a greater number of collegiate players to participate. The Dixie Amateur began attracting a very strong field at a time of year when there were no other amateur events. Golfweek magazine began awarding points towards Amateur National Rankings and a new wave of talent emerged including Tiger Woods in 1992 and Sergio Garcia in 1997.

In 1997 the Dixie Amateur created a Senior Division for players 50 years and older. This attracted a larger audience, increased exposure and an even stronger field resulted. Steve Earsley of Stuart, Florida won the inaugural event at Bonaventure Country Club and successfully defended his title again in 1998.

In 1998 the Dixie Amateur moved to Palm- Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Florida utilizing the two challenging course layouts designed by George and Tom Fazio.

The Oaks and Cypress courses have hosted several Florida Opens and in 1999, the PGA NIKE Tour’s South Florida Classic. From 1998 to the present, the Dixie Amateur has continued to grow and develop into one of the premier amateur golf tournaments.

Hunter Haas was our 2000 Dixie Amateur Champion. At that time, he was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the United States, had won the USGA Public Links Championship and was invited and played in the 2000 Masters. That year 57 colleges and universities were represented in the tournament.

In December of 2002, the Dixie Amateur petitioned Golfweek magazine to award points towards National ranking for the Senior Division. To comply with the ranking criteria, the age for the Senior Division was changed to age 55 and older. Seniors will receive National ranking points beginning in December of 2003.

The tournament committee added a new Ladies Division in January of 2003. The inaugural event attracted 5 of the top 20 nationally ranked Lady Amateurs. The first "Lady Dixie" Amateur Champion, Meaghan Francella, defeated Paula Creamer in the final match. Paula Creamer was the number one ranked Junior Girl in the United States.

In January of 2003 the Dixie Amateur attracted 257 golfers from as far away as the Peoples Republic of China, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. There were students from 75 colleges and universities along with students from 26 different high schools, as far away as Los Angeles, California.

The Dixie Amateur is unique because of its history and because it is held at a time when the rest of the country is freezing cold. The “golfing world” takes a holiday break, there are no other amateur golf events to compete with, no collegiate tournaments and no PGA Tour events to steal the spotlight.

The Dixie Amateur continues as one of the oldest amateur golf championships in the country, rich in history and tradition.

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For invited players or those that meet the exemption criteria. Visit www.dixieamateur.com to request an invitation.

$450Post-Deadline Fee (after Oct. 15)
Includes 72 holes of golf at TPC Eagle Trace and Heron Bay Golf Club.
$710Value package (after Oct. 15)
Includes tournament entry, 2 days of unlimited practice rds, unlimited range balls for the week, 4 days lunch. NOTE: hotel rooms not included in the package this year. See list of recommended hotels

Griffin AgentMadison, MS
Joshua AllenWilson, NC
Ali AlsakhaPaw Paw, MI
Luke AshworthDavie, FL
Barry BabbittWinter Garden, FL
Zachary BarisoBoca Raton, FL
J.T. BarkerBethlehem, PA
Reid BedellFair Haven, NJ
Juan Carlos BenitezPuebla, Mexico
Hlynur BergssonGardabaer, Iceland
Patrick BridgesAtlanta, GA
Beau BriggsCovington, LA
Lee BrooksOrlando, FL
Brandon BuenoMalibu, CA
John BurghardtOakville, Canada
Johnny BushCranford, NJ
Daniel CabanCabo Rojo, PR
Steven CacchioFayetteville, NY
Ethan CairnsDavie, FL
Matthieu CARONBondues, France
jake carterAiken, SC
Cole CastroHomestead, FL
Dwight CauthenColumbia, SC
andrew chambersboca raton, FL
Jared ChinnFayetteville, NC
Thomas ChristensenCoral Springs, FL
Billy CivitellaNorth Palm Beach, FL
Tyler ClineMarco Island, FL
Alan CookeVienna, WV
Matt CostaregniWakefield, RI
Christian CrabillMt. Zion, IL
Kevin Cronefloyds knobs , IN
Riley DavisKinston, NC
Alexandre de GunzburgPalm Beach, FL
Daniel DeLucaNicholasville, KY
patrick deweyPalm beach gardens, FL
Sebastian DiazWeston, FL
Jack DicksonOldsmar, FL
Joshua DinouardVevey, Switzerland
Will DoctorBradenton, FL
Michael DolinLake Mary, FL
Ethan DongLake Mary, FL
Brock DrogoschWindermere, FL
Grant DrogoschWindermere, FL
Colin DubnikRochester, NY
Jake DupuisLongs, SC
Vincent DylastraLos Angeles, CA
Corey EcclesMontreal, Canada
Doug EcclesIle Bizard, Canada
Pierrick FillonDeKalb, IL
Kyle FlexsenharBloomington, IL
Andrew FranzRidgefield, CT
Sean FrommePalm Harbor, FL
Anton FrondeliusMunkedal, Sweden
ryoto furuyaiowa city, IA
Dario GabrielFelsberg, Switzerland
david gaobradenton, FL
evan gfellergreenville, SC
David GiandomenicoBoynton Beach, FL
Luke GiffordBoca Raton, FL
Parker GillamCary, NC
Garrett Glantonrichardson, TX
Eric GrimesNaples, FL
Adam GuedraVasteras, Sweden
Jack GustafsonGreenwood , MN
David HallBirmigham, MI
Alex HandyAiken, SC
Mac HarrisDaytona Beach, FL
Bo HayesSouthside, AL
Matt HayesPalm Beach Gardens, FL
Eli HendricksTallahassee, FL
Bryce HendrixRaleigh, NC
Alec HerzfeldCoral Springs, FL
Sam HillOrlando, FL
Morgan HobbsTequesta, FL
Garrison HoganBrentwood, TN
martijn hortersVleuten, Netherlands
Andrew HudsonFort Worth, TX
Jayson K ItenEinsiedeln, Switzerland
Matthew JacksonBeacon Falls, CT
Kyle JeffersLondon, KY
Devon JohnsonEden Prairie, MN
Kevin JohnsonNaples, FL
Mark JohnstonLewisville, NC
Zachary JoinesWilkesboro, NC
Davey JudeKermit, WV
Zack JusticeOrlando, FL
Theodor Emil KarlssonMosfellsbaer, Iceland
Ryan KinkeadLakewood Ranch, FL
Koen KouwenaarRossum, Netherlands
Marco LahmarNice, France
Jason LangerBoca Raton, FL
Newport LaparojkitMontebello, CA
Victor LebeckSt. Augustine, FL
Michael LeeHouston, TX
Tiger LeeAlbuquerque, NM
Dan LensingWayzata, MN
Mateo LeonQuito, Ecuador
Clifford LindholmMontclair, NJ
Linus LoHeathrow, FL
Joaquin LolasMiami, FL
Nikolas MabrySan Antonio, TX
Austin MancillaSugar Hill, GA
Gareth MannOffaly, Ireland
Max MasonOrono, MN
Zack MasonToronto, Canada
Peter Mathisonjupiter, FL
Michael MattiaceJacksonville, FL
Tyler McGarryPittston, PA
Conor McGrathHuntingdon Valley, PA
Liam McGrathHuntingdon Valley, PA
Blake McsheaZebulon, NC
Andrew MintonHouston, TX
Chris MintonHouston, TX
Jessel MohammedSan Fernando, Trinidad
Erick MoralesSabana Seca, PR
Lucas MorenoStaten Island, NY
Elle NachmannBoca raton, FL
Kyle NathanGlenview, IL
Isak Nilssonmargate, FL
Connor NolanCorona, CA
TJ NolanPhoenix, AZ
Connor O'ShaughnessyPalm Harbor, FL
Axel OstenssonMotala, Sweden
Kritsarin OukosavannaBoca Raton, FL
Ricky PalonisCarol stream , IL
Jean-Michel ParePalm beach gardens, FL
Florian PayrKufstein, Austria
Justin PerduePinehurst, NC
Charles PetrieStamford, England
George PetrieStamford, England
Bjarki PeturssonBorgarnes, Iceland
Tyler PhamPembroke Pines, FL
Daniel PicenoMexico City , Mexico
Josh PisarriNaples, FL
Davey PorsiusHuizen, Netherlands
Caleb ProveauxLexington, SC
Nolan RayBrentwood, TN
Jordan ReeseCedarville, OH
Jay ReynoldsAustin, TX
Taylor RiggsWilliamsburg, KY
Julian RippertPalm Beach Gardens, FL
John RodgersPalm City , FL
Matthew RuelOldsmar, FL
Steven SchlenkeMilton, GA
Avery SchneiderNew Albany, OH
Johnny SchobHuntington, NY
Chad SewellConroe , TX
Sidhartha SharathramDue West, SC
Paxton ShumanBrunswick , GA
Caleb SibleyKissimmee, FL
Spenser SlaydenPonte Vedra Beach, FL
Taylor SmithJohnson City, TN
Trevor SmithBrunswick, GA
Sean SmothersPompano Beach, FL
Severin SollerMunich , Germany
Nick Sowerby Penrith , England
Sean StanistreetCamillus, NY
Fannar SteingrimssonHveragerdi, Iceland
Baker stevensonhartland, MI
Sam StilwellSterling, VA
Christophe StuttsMaitland, FL
Kristjan SveinssonAkureyri, Iceland
Thomas Tattersall Staunton , VA
Louis TheysVillers Perwin, Belgium
Chasen ThuraisinghamParkland , FL
Pablo Andres Torres Hernandezbogota, Colombia
Shawn TsaiRussellville , AR
Zachary TuriEvansville, IN
Trey TusseyMetamora, IL
Vince van VeenAlmere, Netherlands
jorge villarpuebla, Mexico
Blake Vogdescape may, NJ
Alex VogelsongPalm City, FL
Trent WallaceJoliet, IL
Brandon WangBradenton , FL
Tom WhartonWashington, DC
Blake WheelerFt. Myers, FL
Christopher WhiteGarden City, NY
Chris WilliamsScott Depot, WV
Matt WilliamsCalgary, Canada
Chris WilliardBlacklick, OH
Aaron WilsonShakopee, MN
Han XueWindermere, FL

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