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The biggest, most pressure-packed putt that was struck on Thursday at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur wasn’t even on one of the 60 area golf courses in the tournament’s rotation. No, it took place on turf inside the World’s Largest 19th Hole, a phenomenon unique to this event.
Silvia Rosenberger of Breman, Germany had one chance to make a 60-foot putt and win $25,000. As you can guess, she jarred it and the crowd went wild.
It was a fitting way to end regulation at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur.
The World Am flights more than 3,000 players into nine divisions – men 49 and under, senior men (50-59), mid-senior men (60-69), super senior men (70-79), seasoned seniors (80+), women 49 and under, the gross division, senior (50+) gross division. There is also a “Just For Fun” flight, created for players who want to enjoy the World Am experience without the pressure of competition.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s fourth round, all flight winners and ties advanced to the Flight Winner’s Playoff at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course, where a World Champion will be crowned.
In the gross division, however, the top three players move on to a fifth and final round to play for the title. That threesome includes Christopher Reina and Kyle Rector who are tied for the top spot at 4 under. Reina fired a closing 72 at Long Bay Club on Thursday while Rector, part of the AmateurGolf.com team, had a 2-under 70. Eric King also bought himself another round, but he trails Reina and Rector by five shots.
“I played solid. My putter worked out,” Rector said of his 4-under total for 72 holes. “It took me a couple days to adjust to the Bermuda greens but I figured it out.”
The flight winners’ showdown takes place Friday. You can find 72-hole scores for all flights here
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ABOUT THE Myrtle Beach World Amateur
"The largest amateur golf tournament in
world" now has a gross division. The event
players annually. Barefoot Resort is just
over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s
courses on which this tournament is
The winner of each flight competes on the
day for the overall title Senior Division
ages 55-64, Super-Senior ages 65 and up.
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