Mississippi (MGA) State Amateur Championship

HATTIESBURG, MISS (June 12, 2005) -- Clay Homan of Starkville, shot 8 under par in the final round finish at 13 under par 275 to beat Matt Fast of Hattiesburg. Fast bogeyed the last hole to shoot 11 under par 277. Fast will be a freshman on the Men's golf team at MSU in the fall. Homan was just reinstated as an amateur player in Early May. Homan was forced to enter the OPEN qualifier at Hattiesburg CC on Monday to compete in the State Amateur. Clay qualified for the last spot with even par 72 on Monday. The extra day of competition probably helped me to be prepared this week", said Homan. Michael Stringer won the medalist trophy with a 66 in the opening round. Canebrake CC won the Charles Green Team trophy with the combined scores of Matt Fast and Just Elliott of 276. The playing conditions on the final day were perfect.

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ABOUT THE Mississippi State Amateur

Format: The tournament is scheduled for 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60(+ties) after 36 holes of play. Field size is limited to 120 players. Qualifiers will be held for the State Amateur, including an Open Qualifier, the week of the event. Each is scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play. The number of players to advance will be determined by the number of entries for each qualifier and the number available in the field after the exempt players have reserved their place. The same percentage from each qualifier will advance to the championship.

Eligibility: The Amateur Championship is open to male amateurs who are bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament. Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf Association State Championships are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club.

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