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Dixie Amateur looking towards 'big year'
24 May 2012
see also: Dixie Amateur 2018 Men's Invitational, Eagle Trace Golf Club

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Dixie Amateur<br>Tournament Director
Dixie Amateur
Tournament Director

BY BILL VAN SMITH
SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD

The Dixie Amateur is one of South Florida’s oldest tournaments, going into its 82nd year, and it will be run — and aggressively run — by one of South Florida’s youngest golf executives.

At age 24, Ben Derauf is unquestionably young and determined, and he vows to upgrade the venerable event.

“This year is big for us,” Derauf said. “We want to get the Dixie Amateur back up in the world class that it once was. There will be some serious recruiting of players for the tournament. Our goal is to get some big names back down here.

“We will absolutely move up in the rankings.”

Last year, for the first time in memory, the Dixie Amateur had some competition as the inaugural South Beach International Amateur was held. The new South Beach tournament made huge inroads, receiving the highest world ranking for any amateur tournament in its first year and also attracting U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft, who won the event.



Results: Dixie Men's Amateur
1FLDaniel BergerJupiter, FL70063-67-65-70--265
2ALTom LoveladyBirmingham, AL50074-67-63-74--278
3MARichy WerenskiSouth Hadley, MA40071-67-63-74--279
4ALTrey MullinaxMt. Olive, AL40074-69-63-74--280
T5FLHunter O'MahonyTequesta, FL40067-70-72-72--281

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ABOUT THE Dixie Men's Amateur

Registration for the 2018 Dixie Amateur has closed.

Historic Florida amateur golf tournament that is open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers for major amateur championships. The Dixie has a traditionally strong field due to college break, and a past- champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs.

72-hole stroke play championship with a 36 hole cut down to 72 players and ties. Played at Heron Bay GC and TPC Eagle Trace. New entry options include a meal, and practice round inclusive package at an unbeatable rate. Apply for an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com.

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