101st Georgia Amateur Championship
The Landings Club - Deer Creek, Savannah
July 7-10, 2022
WILLIAM LOVE CONQUERS FIELD 101ST GEORGIA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Love, an 18-year-old recent graduate of 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.
A pair of past Georgia Amateur champions made the 36-hole cut this year, including 2016 champion Colin Bowles of Albany, who tied for 26th at 4-over-par 292 (76-71-72-73), and 2004 champion David Denham of Athens, who finished 33rd at 6-over-par 294 (75-73-73-73).
May 25 - Green Island Country Club, Columbus
June 1 - Chestatee Golf Club, Dawsonville
June 2 - White Oak Golf Club, Newnan
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.
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.