St. Augustine Am: Strong Field Expected for October
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (September 9, 2005) -- The final field is taking shape for the 2005 St Augustine Amateur to be held October 14-16, 2005 at the St. Johns Golf Club. The tournament is a national event for better amateur and collegiate players. The format is 54 holes at stroke play.
Last year’s event was won by Tyler Brown of the University of North Florida with rounds of 68-69-72 = 209. He will be back this year to defend his title. Jay Jennison, Chairman of the event stated: “We have some very good players already committed this year. I expect the scoring to be lower.”
Among the nationally ranked, collegiate players committed for this year are Adam Scrimenti of NAIA champions Johnson & Wales University, John Stoltz, and Jim Renner who advanced to the round of 16 at the USGA Public Links this year. Flagler College will have eight players competing led by Captains Anders Ekdahl and Brad Barfield.
Among the top junior players who have committed are Peter Uihlein (2005 AJGA Canon Cup points leader) and Mu Hu of IMG/Leadbetter Academy. Both are members of the 2005 Canon Cup team. Also playing will be Spence Fulford – fresh from a top 10 finish in this year’s Southern Junior.
Two time FSGA Public Links champion (and last year’s 3rd place finisher) Robert Parker will be back for another crack at the title, as will UNF standouts Mike Giammaresi, (4th) and Michael Young (5th)
Last year the field was comprised of players from 13 states and 5 foreign countries. The winner will receive a replica of the St Augustine Amateur Championship crystal trophy created by Heritage Creations of Glens Falls, NY.
Among the sponsors of this year’s event are St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and Flagler College. Net proceeds of the event will go to benefit The First Tee of St. Johns County.
For additional information, please call or contact Jay Jennison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-377-6440.
ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur
54 hole stroke play event for better
and collegiate players. The field will be
to 84 players, with no cut. The tournament
open to Amateurs only whose entry has been
accepted by the Tournament Committee
however there is an open qualifier several
weeks prior to the event - contact the
Tournament Committee or visit the website
Unless prior arrangements are made with
approval of the Committee, competitors
walk during the competition.
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