Maridoe Golf Club to Host 114th Southern Amateur Championship

CARROLLTON, TX (July 14, 2020) – The most elite 156 golfers will travel from near and far to Maridoe Golf Club of Carrollton, TX for the 114th Southern Amateur Championship from July 15-18. The field is diversely represented by 33 states and six countries. The field is comprised of 140 players, ranked within the top 1000 in the world.

This marks the first year that Maridoe Golf Club has hosted the Southern Amateur Championship. Dating back to 1902, the iconic Southern Amateur Championship has offered players a highly competitive atmosphere.

Defending champion AJ Ott, of Fort Collins, Colorado, won the title in 2019 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“Super excited to be playing again in the Southern Amateur,” Ott said. “I feel very blessed to have another opportunity to play in this great event.”

The esteemed 2020 Southern Amateur Champion and runner-up, including ties, will be exempt into the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon.

A.F. Schwartz of New Orleans, Louisiana won the inaugural Southern Amateur Championship, after defeating Percy Whitling of Nashville, Tennessee, 4 & 2. Nelson Whitney of New Orleans, Louisiana holds the record for most victories with five titles (1907-1908, 1913-1914, 1919).

Championship Facts

Event: 114th Southern Amateur Championship

Dates: July 15-18, 2020

Host Site: Maridoe Golf Club, Carrollton, Texas

Yardage: 7445 yards, par 36--36--72

Course/Slope Rating: 77.4/152

2019 Champion: AJ Ott of Fort Collins, Colorado

Most Titles: Nelson Whitney (1907-1908, 1913-1914, 1919)

Format: 72 holes of stroke play, 18 holes daily. Cut to low 66 players and ties after two rounds.

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.

Championship Schedule

Tuesday, July 14

Practice rounds

7:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse

Wednesday, July 15

Round 1

Tee times at 7:30-9:30am & 12:30-2:30pm off #1 & #10 tees

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch

Thursday, June 16

Round 2

Tee times at 7:30-9:30 am & 12:30-2:30pm off #1 & #10 tees

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch

Cut to low 66 scores and ties

Field re-grouped according to score

Friday, July 17

Round 3

Tee times at 7:30-9:30am off #1 & #10 tees

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch

Saturday, July 18

Round 4

Tee times at 7:30-9:30am off #1 & #10 tees

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch

Awards ceremony immediately following play

Championship Links

Round One Starting Times

Scoring & Results

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.

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