BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 13, 2017) – Sahith Theegala, a Sophomore on the Pepperdine Golf Team, has been named Amateur of the Month (February) by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).
Theegala secured his first collegiate win last month during the Southwestern Invitational where the Pepperdine Waves won by 16 strokes over USC. Additionally, Theegala, the only amateur in the field, made the cut at the PGA TOUR’s Genesis Open after earning an exemption by winning the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase. Theegala then went on to finish in the Top 20 at The Prestige at PGA West.
Winners of the SGA’s monthly award are determined by a blue-ribbon national panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Now in its 14th season, notable recipients have been Bill Haas, Michelle Wie, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J. B. Holmes, Webb Simpson, Rhys Davies, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Fortin-Simard, Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Alice Hewson, and more recently Lee McCoy & Aaron Wise.
The SGA supports amateur golf at the highest level, including staging of the storied Southern Amateur, as well as the Southern Junior Championship.
About the Southern Golf Association:
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 14 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. The SGA is proud to have partners including Global Golf Post, the leading weekly golf news publication in the world.
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