Southern Am: Live 1st Round scores
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (July 9, 2013) -- The Southern Amateur is one of the most prestigious and long-running golf championships, recently ranked by the R&A as No. 7 amateur event in the world, No 4 in U.S.

Staged by the 111-year-old Southern Golf Association, the tournament migrates among the South’s most notable courses, past sites including The Honors Course, CC of Birmingham, Memphis Colonial CC, Sea Island, Pinehurst, Bay Hill, The Homestead, Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Lake Nona, Atlanta AC, Oak Tree, Ocean Forest, East Lake, Houston Champions, Druid Hills and Biltmore Forest.

About the 2013 Southern Amateur Championship

The Site – Carlton Woods’ Nicklaus Signature Course, located outside Houston TX, opened in 2001 to national acclaim. The 7,368- yard, Par 72 course was immediately selected by Golf Digest as one of America’s top three new private courses and No. 1 in Texas. It has hosted the USGA State Team Championship, the Texas Amateur, Texas Mid-Am and, in 2014, will host the USGA Junior.

International Field – Extremely strong field of 168 players, awarded spots either through the SGA exempt categories or one of the 20 regional qualifiers. Five of the current top 10 world amateurs are entered, including the U. of Alabama All-American trio of Houston’s Cory Whitsett (4), 2012 Southern Am runnerup Bobby Wyatt (1) and Justin Thomas (3). Whitsett was named SGA National Am of the Month for June. Australians Cameron Smith (9) and Brady Watt (10) round out the top-tenners.

Other notables include reigning Southern Am champ Peter Williamson, a 3-time All- Ivy at Dartmouth, who beat Wyatt in a playoff last summer in Little Rock; past-champ Alex Carpenter, an Abilene-Christian senior from Little Rock who recently won the Nicklaus Award as the nation’s top Division II golfer; and 15- year-old David Mackey of Bogart GA who won the SGA Southern Junior last month in Richmond, VA.

The international field boasts players from 28 states and 14 foreign countries. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 66 and ties for the final two rounds.

To the Winner - Champ’s name engraved on the huge George W. Adair Trophy kept on permanent display in the Bob Jones Trophy Room in Atlanta Athletic Club. Winner also earns a sponsor exemption to play in the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational next spring at Bay Hill Club in Orlando.

Notable Past Winners – Bobby Jones (3 times), Freddie Haas, Gay Brewer, Billy Joe Patton, Hubert Green (twice), Vinny Giles (twice), Lanny Wadkins (twice), Ben Crenshaw (twice), Bob Tway, Mark Brooks, Steve Lowery, Justin Leonard (twice) and young PGA Tour players Webb Simpson (twice) and Kyle Stanley (twice).

Results For Southern Amateur Golf Championship
T1TNZachary OlsenCordova, TN100064-73-68-71=276
T2ALSam LoveBirmingham, AL70070-71-69-66=276
T2MIJoey GarberPetoskey, MI70067-73-67-69=276
4GAOliver SchniederjansPowder Springs, GA50072-64-73-68=277
T5MSChad RameyFulton, MS50071-73-70-64=278

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ABOUT THE Southern Amateur

The Southern Amateur, which dates back to 1902, is one of two competitions held by the Southern Golf Association. (The other is the Southern Junior.) Its champions roster is like a who’s who’s of competitive golf. (And the same could be said of the standing of its host clubs.) Leading this group is Robert T. (Bobby) Jones, Jr., who was the Southern Amateur Champion in 1917, 1920, and 1922. Others who have won or finished in a challenging position and gone on to national and/or international prominence include Tommy Barnes, Dale Morey, Don January, Gay Brewer, Doug Sanders, Billy Joe Patton, Lew Oehmig, Hubert Green, Downing Gray, Marvin (Vinny) Giles, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Melnyk, Tom Kite, John Mahaffey, Ben Crenshaw, Gary Koch, Bill Rogers, Gil Morgan, Danny Edwards, Andy Bean, Vance Haefner, Jerry Pate, Chip Beck, David Edwards, Jay Sigel, Bob Tway, Mark Brooks, Gene Sauers, Davis Love, Justin Leonard and more recently PGA Tour standouts Webb Simpson and Kyle Stanley, who won twice each between 2005 and 2008 in alternate years.

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