Elite field takes aim at 82nd Dixie Amateur
Pairings for the 82nd Dixie Amateur Championship have been released ahead of the first round of play Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Heron Bay Golf Club, Woodlands Country Club and Palm-Aire Country Club in South Florida.

Once again, the Dixie Amateur, scheduled Dec. 18-21, is among the top winter tournaments in the nation. A deep and talented field filled with some of the biggest names in amateur, collegiate and junior golf will all take aim next week at the prestigious title.

For complete Dixie Amateur Men's tee times and pairings, CLICK HERE.

Defending champion Curtis Thompson, a sophomore at LSU and the No. 9 player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Player Rankings, will be in attendance hoping to add another Dixie title to his trophy case.

Thompson, the brother of LPGA star Lexi Thompson, will join 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur finalist Garrett Rank (ranked No. 72nd worldwide) and Florida State sophomore Daniel Berger, ranked No. 12 in the U.S. in perhaps the strongest grouping to kick off play

Tuesday. The talented trio will begin play at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. --- the hometown of the defending champ.

Georgia Tech junior and reigning Porter Cup champion Richy Werenski is among the most accomplished players in the field. Werenski opens play at Palm-Aire on Tuesday. Also at Palm- Aire will be Alex Carpenter, the 2010 Southern Amateur champion, aiming for a second marquee victory on the national stage. The top juniors include: Zachary Bachou, an accomplished tournament player on the AJGA circuits with a win and five Top 10 finishes in 2012; Eric Hallberg, the son of Champions Tour player Gary Hallberg, who boasts a T-4 at the 2012 St. Augustine Amateur; Matthew Marquez, the 2012 Caribbean Junior Amateur winner.

Complete round-by-round results and coverage will be available on DixieAmat eur.com.

View results for Dixie Amateur 2012 Men's Invitational Golf Tournament

ABOUT THE Dixie Amateur

Open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers of major amateur championships. Traditionally strong field due to college break, the Dixie has a past- champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs like Peter Uihlein (2010 champion).

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