Flight winners move on to final day at Myrtle Beach World Am
The start of the final day of the Myrtle Beach World Am (Myrtle Beach Golf photo)
The start of the final day of the Myrtle Beach World Am (Myrtle Beach Golf photo)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Regulation is over at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Championship. Now it’s time for the flight winners to meet and play for the overall championship.

After 72 holes at various golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, the flight winners (and ties) in the 63 handicap divisions come together for a final round on Friday to determine the overall champion. For many players – especially those who come back year after year -- this is the goal when teeing it up.

For Barry Doutrich, this has been 21 years in the making. Doutrich had net rounds of 72-64-68-68 to win flight No. 49 (senior men ages 70 and older) and “finally made it to the big dance.”

“Keep it in the fairway, get it on the green and two putt,” Doutrich said after Thursday’s round. “And win. I’m just glad to get here.”

Mike Cheeseman put up net rounds of 73-75-70-66 to take the top spot in flight No. 18 (senior men ages 50-59), and whatever happens from here is icing on the cake.

“If I win, it’s a bonus,” Cheeseman said. “If not, I had fun.”

In the gross and senior divisions, the top three players and ties move on to play for the title on Friday. Derrick Oyervides won the gross division on the strength of a final-round 68 while Bobby Stiffler and Todd Stires were second and third, respectively.

In the senior division, Steve Humphrey and Manny DaSilva tied for first while Steve Comings was third.

ABOUT THE Myrtle Beach World Amateur

"The largest amateur golf tournament in the world" now has a gross division. The event attracts 3500 players annually. Barefoot Resort is just one of over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s championship courses on which this tournament is contested. The winner of each flight competes on the fifth day for the overall title Senior Division ages 55-64, Super-Senior ages 65 and up.

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