Sea Island Golf Club to Host the 116th Southern Amateur Championship

Sea Island Golf Club (Plantation Course), St. Simons Island, Georgia: Host Site of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (July 12, 2022) – Ranked among the Top 10 amateur tournaments in the world, the 116th Southern Amateur Championship will take place at Sea Island Golf Club (Plantation Course) in St. Simons Island, GA, on July 13-16, 2022. 156 top-ranked golfers, representing 28 states and ten countries, will compete for the Championship title.
 
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The 2022 Championship marks the second time that Sea Island Golf Club has hosted the Southern Amateur Championship. Maxwell Moldovan of Union Town, OH won the title in 2021 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi with a score of 264 (-20). Moldovan will return in 2022 to defend his title.
 
The Southern Amateur Championship is the fifth of the seven amateur tournaments within the Elite Amateur Golf Series. ​​Created to challenge the best of the best in amateur golf, the Elite Amateur Golf Series brings together the top amateur championships in a collective series of competition, the Elite Amateur Cup.
 
The 2022 Southern Amateur Championship will offer the following earned exemption:
●      Champion receives a five-year exemption into the Southern Amateur Championship (2023-2027).
 
Championship Facts
Event: 116th Southern Amateur Championship
Dates: July 13-16, 2022
Host Site: Sea Island Golf Club (Plantation Course), St. Simons Island, GA
Yardage: 7030 yards, par 35–36–71
Course/Slope Rating: 72.9/127
2021 Champion: Maxwell Moldovan of Union Town, OH
 
Format
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 Championship, a “sudden death” hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play. The play-off holes and their order of play will be determined by the Committee. Initial groupings will be for the first two rounds; the field will be cut and re-grouped by score after the second round for the third round; field re-grouped 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.
 
Championship Schedule
Monday, July 11, 2022
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: On-Site Qualifier (#1 and #10 tees).
12:00 p.m.: Practice facilities open to championship participants.
 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Player Registration in Corn Barn.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Practice round.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast. (Trophy Room)
6:30 a.m.: Practice Facilities open.
Round 1: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch. (Trophy Room)
 
 
Thursday, July 14, 2022
6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast. (Trophy Room)
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
Round 2: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch. (Trophy Room)
Field cut to low 66 scores and ties after 36 holes.
 
Friday, July 15, 2022
6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast. (Trophy Room)
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
Round 3: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch. (Trophy Room)
Field re-grouped according to score.
 
Saturday, July 16, 2022
6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast. (Trophy Room)
6:30 a.m.: Practice facilities open.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Hosted player breakfast - Magnolia Room
Round 4: Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hosted player lunch. (Trophy Room)
Awards ceremony immediately following play.
 
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.
 
For more information about the Southern Golf Association, visit www.southerngolf.org.
 
About the Elite Amateur Golf Series  
Formed in 2021 to challenge “The Best of the Best” in amateur golf, the Elite Amateur Golf Series (EAGS) aligns the top amateur championships in a collective competition, the Elite Amateur Cup. In addition to hosting the best players, Elite Amateur Cup events are contested at renowned venues and have the longest history of identifying the next great champions of the game. EAGS events hold a proven track record of conducting the most challenging competitive tests, making the championships among the majors of amateur golf. The seven founding championships that comprise the series have a distinguished history hosting the top talent and competitive play in amateur golf.  These championships are the Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, North & South Amateur, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Southern Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur and the Western Amateur.
 
 
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