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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 committee@staugustineamateur.org or 904-377-6440.

ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur

54 hole stroke play event for better amateurs and collegiate players. The field will be limited to 84 players, with no cut. The tournament is 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 for details.

Unless prior arrangements are made with the approval of the Committee, competitors must walk during the competition.

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