Partial Round One Results of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship

Southern Amateur Round 1 Leader: Bryce Lewis of Hendersonville, Tennessee

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (July 13, 2022) - Partial First Round results of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 (7024 yards, par 35–36–71, 72.9/127).
 
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156 players competed at Sea Island Golf Club for Round One of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship. Play was suspended at 3:14 p.m. due to inclement weather, putting a halt in the afternoon wave until 5:30 p.m. Play resumed at 5:30 p.m. and carried on until sundown. 12 players will finish Round One tomorrow morning. 
 
Bryce Lewis of Hendersonville, Tennessee fired a seven-under 64 to stand at the top of the leaderboard for Round One. The 2022 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion fired six birdies and finished the round with an eagle on #18.
 
“It was really steady on the back and I was able to hole it out on the last hole for a three, so it was a nice finish,” said Lewis. “I’ve never done that before in competition.”
 
The following players each stand T2, carding a six-under 65 for the day:
●      Jiri Zuska of Czech Republic
●      Jack Wall of Brielle, New Jersey
●      Mason Williams of Bridgeport, West Virginia
 
 The following players each stand T5, carding a five-under 66 for the day:
●      Kazuma Kobori of New Zealand
●      Sam Murphy of Decatur, Alabama
●      Lane Wallace of Yukon, Oklahoma
●      Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
Wenyi Ding of China made albatross on #14, finishing with a 70 (-1) for the day.
 
Revised Schedule For Round One:
●      Practice facilities will open at 6:30 a.m.
●      Round One resumes at 7:30 a.m. on July 14, 2022. 
 
Important Notes For Round Two:
●      Round Two begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 14, 2022.
●      Revised starting times are updated on the Championship website.
 
Partial Round One Notes
●       Field average score: 71.27
●       14 eagles posted in Round One
●       457 birdies posted in Round One
●       54 players broke par
●       Easiest Hole: #14, Par 5 (average 4.42)
●       Hardest Hole: #5, Par 4 (average 4.23)
 
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 USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4 under the World Handicap System as of the close of entries. 
 
For more information about the 116th Southern Amateur Championship, including hole-by-hole scoring, please visit the Championship website.
 
The 116th Southern Amateur Championship is conducted by the Southern Golf Association.
 
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
 
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