Aman Gupta and William Mouw Co-Lead the 114th Southern Amateur Championship
CARROLLTON, TX (July 15, 2020) - First round results of the 114th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, TX on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (7445 yards, par-72, 77.4/152).
Aman Gupta of Concord, North Carolina and William Mouw of Chino, California beat the Texas heat by firing an impressive three-under 69 to co-lead round one. Oklahoma State’s Gupta and Pepperdine’s Mouw share the lead, each carding five birdies, 11 pars and two bogeys to open the Championship.
“I started off kind of shaky, not hitting it that great,” Gupta said. “My momentum changed on 10 by hitting at the flag, making a 15-foot putt. Overall it was a great day.”
Mouw’s early birdies on the front nine, holes No. 2, 3 and 7, paved a consistent day of play that carried him to a successful finish.
Round 1 Notes
Field average score: 76.6
2 eagles posted in round one
324 birdies posted in round one
16 players broke par
Easiest Hole: #14 -188-yard par 3 (2.88)
Hardest Hole: #12 -530-yard par 4 (4.76)
Format is 72 holes of stroke play, 18 holes daily. Cut to low 66 players and ties after two rounds.
Round two begins on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. off #1 and #10 tees at Maridoe Golf Club.
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 Southern Amateur Championship, including hole-by-hole scoring, please visit https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-amateur
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.