Florida State Golf Association Brings Amateur Championship to Palm Beach
20 Jun, 2019
The Florida State Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in the country. This year, the Amateur will head to The Loxahatchee Club & Jonathan's Landing - The Fazio at Old Trail, in Jupiter, from June 20-23.
The Fazio Course at Old Trail was just redone in the summer of 2018 and will be give players an exciting fresh look at a local favorite as the companion course. The 102nd edition of the Amateur Championship will feature 168 golfers competing in 72 holes of individual gross stroke play.
All golfers play 18 holes at The Loxahatchee Club and 18 holes at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club before the 36-hole cut. The final 36 holes will be played at The Loxahatchee Club. The courses will be sure to provide a test to the top amateurs in the state!
Golfers must qualify to compete at this prestigious event. The FSGA stages fourteen (14) qualifying events that are gateways to competing at the Amateur Championship.
The Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the country. The Amateur Championship has a rich history dating back to 1913 with A.C. Ulmer winning the first of four titles. Other past champions include: Carl Dann Jr. (5-time champion & Hall of Fame inductee), Don Bisplinghoff (4-time champion & Hall of Fame inductee), Bob Murphy, Doug Sanders, Gary Koch, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, and Blayne Barber. Palm Beach County has hosted the Amateur Championship on two previously occasions (100th Amateur Championship in 2018 and the 96th Amateur Championship in 2013).
The Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) conducts more than 520 tournament days each year, including 38 state championships, and over 45 days of United States Golf Association (USGA) qualifying events. The FSGA includes more than 800 member clubs and 260,000 individual members.