Birmingham, AL (September 20, 2017) – Doc Redman, a 19-year-old rising sophomore at Clemson University, has been named Amateur of the Month for August by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).
Redman, a native of Raleigh, NC, put together an August run that catapulted him into the international spotlight.
In early August, Redman advanced to the final at the 115th Western Amateur Championship at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, IL. Redman lost the title to Norman Xiong of Canyon Lake, CA on the fourth playoff hole which was the longest final match (22 holes) in Western Amateur history.
Two weeks later at the U.S. Amateur played at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA, Redman had to survive a 13-for-8 playoff to earn a spot in the match play field. Redman capitalized on the opportunity advancing to the final where he defeated reigning Pacific Coast Amateur champion Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, IL in an epic 37-hole battle.
Redman’s U.S. Amateur victory earned him a birth on the 2017 U.S. Walker Cup Team and a likely invitation to the 2018 Masters Tournament. Team USA claimed a 19-7 victory over its counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland at the Los Angeles Country Club on September 9-10.
Redman is currently the seventh ranked amateur in the World according to Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and No. 24 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. Rec
ognized 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.