Rich Brennan wins Golf.com World Amateur

Besting a field of 98 flight winners, Rich Brennan from Maumee, Ohio shot a net 62 (gross 83), at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club during Friday’s World Championship Playoff to capture the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Sam Owenby from Conway, S.C., shot net 63 (gross 87) to finish second (Full Results).

Additionally Robert Whaley and Ron Arledge from Jacksonville, Fla., shot a team total of 139 to win the International Pairs event and earn the right to compete in Scotland next year in the IP World Finals.

The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event. This year, more than 3,300 players from 46 states and 27 countries vied for the honor of hoisting the victor’s trophy.

Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff.

The World Am features five competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70 years-of-age and older. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won.

The weather throughout the entire week was ideal. The Dye Club, which has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, was in pristine condition and provided an excellent test of golf for the finals.

“Our 30th annual World Am was a tremendous success,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather here on the Grand Strand and we want to congratulate Rich and our entire field for the wonderful week of competition and camaraderie.”

The 31th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will be held August 25 –29, 2013.

ABOUT THE Myrtle Beach World Amateur

"The largest amateur golf tournament in the world" now has a gross division. The event attracts 3500 players annually. Barefoot Resort is just one of over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s championship courses on which this tournament is contested. The winner of each flight competes on the fifth day for the overall title Senior Division ages 55-64, Super-Senior ages 65 and up.

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