About the Southern Amateur Championship

The Championship was first played in 1902 at Nashville Golf & Country Club in Nashville, TN. A.F. Schwartz of New Orleans, LA defeated Percy Whitling 4 and 2 to win the inaugural event. The Championship was not played in 1918 due to World War I and 1942-1945 due to World War II. Format was changed from match play to stroke play in 1964.

116th Southern Amateur Championship

This year marks the 116th playing of the Southern Amateur Championship and the second time that Sea Island Golf Club (Plantation Course) has hosted the Southern Amateur Championship. Maxwell Moldovan of Union Town, OH won the title in 2021 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS with a score of 264 (-20).

Southern Amateur Sectional Qualifying

Non-exempt players gain entry into the championship via sectional qualifying. Sectional qualifying entry fee is $175.00/$200.00 for On-Site Qualifier and includes qualifying round cart/range fees. For players who successfully qualify, the SGA will charge the credit card used to register for sectional qualifying the remaining championship entry fee balance of $175.00 ($150.00 for On-Site Qualifiers).

Southern Amateur Future Sites

The Southern Golf Association looks forward to the annual Southern Amateur Championship, year after year. For more information on future sites, please view our schedule.

Southern Amateur Past Results

The Southern Amateur Championship stands on over a century’s worth of history. To learn more about its history and past results, please click View Past Results.

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