Mason Williams Leads Into the Final Round of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship

Southern Amateur Round 3 Leader: Mason Williams of Bridgeport, West Virginia

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (July 15, 2022) - Round Three results of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Friday, July 15, 2022 (7024 yards, par 35–36–71,72.9/127).
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Mason Williams of Bridgeport, West Virginia fired a three-under-par 68 to lead Round Three of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship. Williams stands 17-under 196 for the tournament.
“I was even through #13 today, which isn’t a great score out here,” said Williams. “I’m just staying patient and trying to make as many birdies as possible.”
David Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia carded a one-under-par 70 to stand second. Overall, Ford stands 14-under 199.
“I hit it good just like I did the first two days, and I can’t complain,” said Ford. “Some of the putts just didn’t go in, but I added up to one-under. So I’m still in it.”
Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, North Carolina and Bryce Lewis of Hendersonville, Tennessee both stand T3 with a 13-under 200 overall. Surratt posted a seven-under-par 64 for the round. Lewis posted a three-under-par 68 for the round.
The following players stand T5:
●      Jack Wall of Brielle, New Jersey
●      Michael Sanders of Davidson, North Carolina
●      Jiri Zuska of Czech Republic
Round Three Notes
●       Field average score: 69.63
●       5 eagles posted in Round Three
●       297 birdies posted in Round Three
●       46 players broke par
●       Easiest Hole: #14, Par 5 (average 4.56)
●       Hardest Hole: #7, Par 3 (average 3.28)
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.
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. 
The Final Round of the 116th Southern Amateur Championship will begin at 7:30 a.m. off holes #1 and #10 on July 16, 2022.
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.
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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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