Old Waverly Golf Club to Host the 115th Southern Amateur Championship

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Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, MS

WEST POINT, MS (July 13, 2021) – Ranked among the Top 10 amateur tournaments in the world, the 115th Southern Amateur Championship will take place at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS, on July 14-17, 2021. One hundred and fifty-six top-ranked golfers, representing 33 states and six countries, will compete for the Championship title.
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.

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.

Championship Links
Round One Tee Times | Scoring & Results

Championship Facts
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

Format
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.

Eligibility
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.
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Player Registration in the Garden Room. Tee times available for practice.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Practice rounds.
3:00 p.m.: Upper putting green closes.
6:00 p.m.: Practice range and short-game area close.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast - Magnolia Room
Round One: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch - Magnolia Room
2:30 p.m.: Upper putting green closes.
6:00 p.m.: Practice range and short-game area close.

Thursday, July 15, 2021
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast - Magnolia Room
Round Two: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch - Magnolia Room
2:30 p.m.: Upper putting green closes.
6:00 p.m.: Practice range and short-game area close.

Friday, July 16, 2021
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast - Magnolia Room
Round Three: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch - Magnolia Room
2:30 p.m.: Upper putting green closes.
6:00 p.m.: Practice range and short-game area close.
Field regrouped according to score.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast - Magnolia Room
Round Four: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch - Magnolia Room
Awards ceremony immediately following play in the courtyard.

About the Southern Golf Association (SGA)
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15-state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month,” to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.
 
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