VIDEO: Terra Cotta Invitational Preview
NAPLES, FL (April 12, 2018) - The 23rd annual Terra Cotta Invitational will be at Naples National Golf Club from Friday through Sunday.

The Terra Cotta originated in 1996 and has grown into one of the most prestigious tournaments on the spring amateur schedule. The field is a strong and diverse mix of high level juniors, mid-amateurs and college players.

This year's field features 16 Rolex Junior All-Americans, and 40 players ranked in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Amateur Rankings, the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings and the R&A World Amateur Rankings.

In the video below, Carl Santos-Ocampo, David Morgan and Will Thomson discuss playing in the Terra Cotta Invitational

The mid-amateur contingent is led by Matt Parziale, winner of the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur, who is playing after participating in last week's Masters. Garrett Rank won the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Mid-Amateur, and 2017 New England Amateur champion Bobby Leopold is also in the field.

Hugo Bernard from Canada, the 2016 Canadian Amateur champion, will be playing, along with Cole Hammer, the 2018 Azalea Amateur champion, Karl Vilips, the 2017 Southern Amateur champion, and Ben Reichert, the 2018 Florida Azalea Amateur champion.

Local players Ryan Celano, Matt Hutchins, Kevin Johnson, Jake Marriott, David Morgan, Carl Santos-Ocampo, Will Thomson and James Tureskis will be in the 78-player field. This year, the KidzAct Scholarship Program at the Naples Players Community Theatre, along with the Ricky King Fund, Laces of Love, Naples Zoo Children's Education Program, FunTime Early Learning Center, and Naples Historical Society Pupils at Palm Cottage Education Program will be the recipients of the net proceeds from the tournament.

Thanks to Greg Hardwig of the Naples Daily News for contributing to this report.

2018 Terra Cotta Field

ABOUT THE Terra Cotta Invitational

54-hole stroke play tournament with no cut. Caddies are required. A Sponsor/Contestant tournament is held before the event.

The Terra Cotta is an invitational. However, they do encourage applications and players can submit their golf resume for consideration.

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