Georgia Amateur Championship

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101st Georgia Amateur Championship
The Landings Club - Deer Creek, Savannah
July 7-10, 2022
                                                                                                                                                                                              

101ST GEORGIA AMATEUR HEADS TO THE LANDINGS CLUB - DEER CREEK
 

For the second time in the 100-plus years of the Georgia Amateur Championship,
the Deer Creek Course at The Landings Club in Savannah will host the best male amateur golfers in the Peach State.
 
In 2010, Lee Knox of Augusta carded a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to erase a two-stroke deficit and capture his first of two Georgia Amateur titles (2012). Knox (72-70-72-69) held off a late charge from Chase Parker of Augusta, who fired a 7-under-par 65 to finish one shot back of Knox.
 
The Landings Club will become the 21st club to host a Georgia Amateur multiple times, and the Tom Fazio designed Deer Creek Course is no stranger to hosting
high-profile championships. Since 2018, the Club Car Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour (developmental tour for PGA TOUR) has been contested on the Deer Creek Course each spring.    

Another very talented field will descend upon Savannah this July with 100th
Georgia Amateur champion Harris Barth of Atlanta back in the field ready to defend his title. Barth, who will play collegiately at Furman University, began the final round two shots back of the leaders and made the turn 2-under-par to stay squarely in the mix for the Robert H. Martin Trophy.
 
Barth (68-72-69-68) would go on to roll in three more birdies on the back nine with just one bogey to finish at 4-under-par for the day and 8-under-par overall for the championship. Being in the third-to-last group, Barth had to wait to see his fate. 
 
Shortly after Barth finished his 72nd hole, University of Georgia golfer Will Kahlstorf of Watkinsville sank a birdie putt on 17 to tie Barth at 8-under. Kahlstorf's second shot on 18 found the right greenside bunker and he was unable to get up and down, resulting in a bogey to finish at 7-under in the runner-up spot with a total of 7-under-par 277 (70-68-69-70).
 
Who will capture the 101st Georgia Amateur Championship this summer in Savannah and hoist the Robert H. Martin Trophy?
 
Qualifying Sites
May 25 - Green Island Country Club, Columbus
June 1 - Chestatee Golf Club, Dawsonville
June 2 - White Oak Golf Club, Newnan
June 7 - Valdosta Country Club
June 7 - Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta
June 7 - BridgeMill Athletic Club, Canton
June 8 - Savannah Quarters, Pooler
June 13 - Brickyard Golf Club, Macon
June 13 - Cherokee Run Golf Club, Conyers
June 13 - Marietta Country Club
June 13 - Dalton Golf and Country Club
June 14 - The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton

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.

Eligibility
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 29 different GSGA Member Clubs in 20 cities. This year is the 101st 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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