England's Josh Hilleard Named “Amateur of the Month” by the Southern Golf Association
13 May 2016
by Southern Golf Association

see also: Josh Hilleard Rankings

Josh Hilleard is SGA Amateur of Month <br>(Somerset Golf Union Photo)</br>
Josh Hilleard is SGA Amateur of Month
(Somerset Golf Union Photo)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 12, 2016) – England's Josh Hilleard, Farrington Golf Club, has been named April’s Amateur of the Month by the Southern Golf Association (SGA) in recognition of his astonishing run of four victories IN A ROW during the month of April.

Hilleard started his run during the Berkhamsted Trophy on April 2nd after 72-holes, then on to the Faldo Series Whales Championship by six shots the next week, followed by the Hampshire Salver with a one shot win, and concluding with the West of England Amateur on April 24, this last victory by eight shots.

If one looked over the list of recipients of this award over the past 13 years, including Lee McCoy, Am of the Month: March, you would be hard-pressed to find a month of competition more deserving than that of Hilleard.

Hilleard will be presented his plaque at the Formby Golf Club over the weekend of May 14-15 during the England vs France International Golf Match by none other than Nigel Edwards, four-time GB&I Walker Cupper and three-time GB&I Walker Cup Captain.

Other nominees for the month included: Lee McCoy of the University of Georgia and current Southeastern Conference champ; Beau Hossler of the University of Texas, who won the 3M Augusta State Intercollegiate and finished 2nd in the Big 12 Championship; Andy Zhang, winner of the Azalea Invitational and second place finisher the next week at the Terra Cotta Invitational; Thomas Detry, University of Illinois and Big Ten champ; Stratton Nolen, Oklahoma State University and Big 12 champ; and Jon Rahm, Arizona State University and PAC 12 champ.

Winners of the SGA’s March-through-October award are determined by a blue-ribbon national panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Formerly named the National Amateur of the Month Award, it is now simply known as the Amateur of the Month Award as it has reached international status with presentations to players all over the world.

The SGA supports amateur golf at the highest level, including staging of the storied Southern Amateur, which will be played for the 110th time in July at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as the 44th Southern Junior Championship in June at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

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