Furr Earns PGA Tour Sponsors Exemption With Miss. Am Win
BILOXI, Mississippi (June 24, 2018) - Alabama's Wilson Furr had a near perfect week of golf obliterating the 102 man field at the Mississippi State Amateur this weekend. His 11-shot margin of victory would come would come by way of four consecutive rounds in the 60's for a tournament total of 12-under-par (68-69-66-69).

Wilson Furr became the youngest player to ever win the Mississippi State Amateur when he won the title in 2015, but the tournament didn’t offer everything it does now. With the win Furr has also earned a sponsors exemption to the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship was added in 2017.

Hopefully for Furr, the Alabama rising sophomore, will be able to make some some waves in his first PGA Event.

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ABOUT THE Mississippi State Amateur

Format: The tournament is scheduled for 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60(+ties) after 36 holes of play. Field size is limited to 120 players. Qualifiers will be held for the State Amateur, including an Open Qualifier, the week of the event. Each is scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play. The number of players to advance will be determined by the number of entries for each qualifier and the number available in the field after the exempt players have reserved their place. The same percentage from each qualifier will advance to the championship.

Eligibility: The Amateur Championship is open to male amateurs who are bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament. Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf Association State Championships are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club.

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