Ams top pros at S. Carolina Palmetto Cup
12 Nov 2012
see also: Palmetto Cup Matches Golf Tournament, Columbia Country Club

AIKEN, S.C. (Nov. 12, 2012) -- With some stellar play and good partnerships, the SCGA Amateurs managed to win the 2012 version of the Palmetto Cup. Playing a modified alternate shot format in the final round, the amateurs won 6 of the 9 matches played to finish with a 13 and 5 victory.

The annual battle between the state's top amateur golfers and the top SC PGA Chapter Pros, the Palmetto Cup Matches are in their 31st year of existence.

The 2012 event was contested at the historic Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC.

To date there have been 30 Palmetto Cup Matches – this year’s SCGA victory proved to be the ninth straight for the amateurs and now give the amateurs a 16-13-1 edge in the series. In 1997, the tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather.

ABOUT THE Palmetto Cup

The Palmetto Cup Matches, the annual grudge match between South Carolina’s best amateurs and club professionals, has become one of the top team competitions of the year.

The Palmetto Cup matches feature 14 regular South Carolina Golf Association amateurs and four senior amateurs, competing against the top 18 South Carolina Professional Golf Association pros, four of those being senior players as well. The amateurs, along with the pros, are selected by points earned in each association’s major events throughout the year.

The matches have two forms of competition involved in the two-day event. The first day, matches features a Four Ball format while the second day is being played as Captain's Choice matches. The scoring system allows for three points a match for a total of 54 points available.

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