BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 31, 2017) – Cameron Champ, a 22-year-old rising senior at Texas A&M University, has been named Amateur of the Month for July by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).
Champ, a native of Sacramento, CA, began the month of July by winning the rain-shortened 114th Trans-Miss Amateur Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club, Kansas with nine-under par 201 for a four stroke victory.
A week later, Champ placed second at the 51st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, WA by one shot behind U.S. Amateur runner-up Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, IL.
Earlier this summer, Champ competed in his first ever U.S. Open at Erin Hills where he finished tied for 32nd.
Champ’s success this year led him to being named to the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup Team that will compete against its counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland on September 9-10 at The Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, CA.
Champ is currently the number four ranked amateur in the World according to Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and number eight by the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Winners of the SGA’s monthly award are determined by a 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.