Georgia Amateur Championship

102nd Georgia Amateur Championship
Rivermont Golf Club, Johns Creek
July 13-16, 2022

Rivermont Golf Club Set To Host First Georgia Amateur Championship
JOHNS CREEK - For the first time in championship history, Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek will host the Georgia Amateur Championship and welcome the best players in the Peach State on July 13-16. 
Rivermont is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a club and will be an exciting test
for players come this summer. The last course to host the Georgia Amateur for the first time was the Deer Creek Course at The Landings Club in Savannah in 2010. 
William Love of Atlanta (pictured right) posted a 4-over 76 over his final 18 holes and held on to win the 101st Georgia Amateur Championship by two strokes a yearr ago at The Landings Club-Deer Creek. The championship took place July 7-10, 2022.

Love, who had recently graduated from the Westminster School in Atlanta, had to finish the third round Sunday morning due to severe weather delays on Saturday.
He began the final round with a four-stroke advantage over Billy Abdow of Duluth. After a birdie on the first hole of the final round, and a bogey by Abdow on his first hole, Love's lead grew to
six. Love and Abdow both made birdie on the fifth and seventh holes, giving Love a six-shot lead with nine holes to play. 
Love found trouble on the back nine. After a double-bogey on 11, and bogeys on 12, 13 and 14, the lead fell to two
strokes with four holes to play. He made par on 15, 16 and 17. More trouble came on the par 5 18th hole with a double-bogey. Abdow and Logan Perkins of Locust Grove and John Daniel Culbreth of Thomasville were chasing Love, but over-par scores for each of them resulted in Love hanging on to win the Robert H. Martin Trophy by two strokes. Love's final tally was 8-under-par 280 (69-67-68-76).
Registration for the 102nd Georgia Amateur Championship at Rivermont Golf Club is set to open at noon on Wednesday, 
March 8, 2023, with 12 qualifying sites around the site to help determine the field of 144 players. Qualifying sites are filled on a first come, first served basis with no waiting list. Each qualifier will consist of a maximum field size of 78 players with the field competing for a number of qualifying sites determined after the close of entries on May 10, 2023.
2023 Qualifying Sites
May 24 - Green Island Country Club, Columbus
May 25 - Newnan Country Club, Newnan
May 30 - The Farm Golf Club, Rocky Face
June 1 - Cateechee Golf Club, Hartwell
June 2 - Doublegate Country Club, Albany
June 5 - Cherokee Run Golf Club, Conyers
June 6 - Lakes at Laura S. Walker, Waycross
June 7 - West Pines Golf Club, Douglasville
June 12 - BridgeMill Athletic Club, Canton
June 13 - Crystal Falls Golf Club, Dawsonville
June 13 - West Lake Country Club, Augusta
June 20 - Atlanta National Golf Club, Milton

Format and Schedule
The format is 72 holes of individual stroke play with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.

Entries are open to male amateur golfers who belong to a GSGA Member Club and are residents of Georgia.

Event History
The Georgia Amateur Championship began in 1916 and has been contested at 30 different GSGA Member Clubs in 20 cities. This year is the 102nd playing of the state championship. Beginning with 14-year-old Bobby Jones, who captured that first title in 1916 (still the youngest Amateur champion), there have been 74 different winners in the history of the event. Champions Tour player and two-time U.S. Senior Open champion Allen Doyle of LaGrange lays claim to the most titles (6), won between 1978 and 1990. Macon’s Arnold Blum pocketed five titles from 1946-56. Legendary Atlanta amateur Danny Yates has three championships to his credit – 1977, 1989 and 1996. Colin Bowles of Albany won the Centennial Georgia Amateur Championship in 2016, and Luke Schniederjans took home the trophy in 2020 at Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands) in Johns Creek.

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