The 115th Southern Amateur Championship is underway at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. One hundred and fifty-six top-ranked golfers, representing 33 states and six countries, are competing for the Championship title.
The greatest amateur of them all, Bobby Jones, won this tournament three times. Past champions of the Southern Amateur also include: Harris English, Kyle Stanley, Webb Simpson, Justin Leonard, Len Mattiace, Scott Dunlap, Steve Lowery, Mark Brooks, Bob Tway, Ben Crenshaw, Bill Rogers, Lanny Wadkins, Hubert Green, and Gay Brewer.
The 2021 Championship marks the second time that Old Waverly Golf Club has hosted the Southern Amateur Championship. McClure “Mac” Meissner of San Antonio, TX won the title in 2020 at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, TX with a score of 281 (-7). Meissner, the 2021 Byron Nelson Award recipient and an alternate in this year’s Walker Cup, went pro earlier this year.
Related: Southern Amateur: Meissner comes from seven back, wins in playoff
The 2021 Southern Amateur Championship will offer the following earned exemptions:
- Champion receives a five-year exemption into the Southern Amateur Championship (2022-2026).
- Players finishing in the top 10 (and ties) receive an exemption into the 2022 Southern Amateur Championship.
Event: 115th Southern Amateur Championship
Dates: July 14-17, 2021
Host Site: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, MS
Yardage: 7088 yards, par 35–36–71
Course/Slope Rating: 74.7/144
2020 Champion: McClure Meissner of San Antonio, TX
The field of 156 players will play 72 holes of individual stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 72 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the overall Championship only, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order of play will be determined by the Rules Committee. Initial groupings will be for two rounds; the field will be cut and regrouped by score for the third round based on second round results. The field will be regrouped by score for the fourth round.
Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who has a current Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4 under the World Handicap System as of the close of entries.
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ABOUT THE Southern Amateur
The Southern Amateur, which dates back to 1902, is
one of two competitions held by the Southern Golf
Association (the other is the Southern Junior). This
is a 72-hole stroke play championship with a cut
made after 36 holes. Entries are open to any male
amateur golfer who has a current USGA Handicap
Index® not exceeding 3.4 under the USGA Handicap
System. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify at
one of the qualifying sites held across the southern
U.S. in the two months leading up to the
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