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Winner of MS State Amateur will earn spot in 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship
JACKSON, Miss. (October 25, 2016) – For the first time in years the winner of the State Amateur Championship will secure a spot in the field of the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, tournament officials announced at a press conference earlier today. The 2017 State Amateur Championship, hosted by the Mississippi Golf Association, is scheduled for June 1-4, 2017, at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, MS. The field size is limited to 120 players.
October 15-16, 2016- Team Mississippi Hosts Junior River Cup
Diamondhead, MS- This years Junior River Cup was held at Diamondhead Country Club. The weather for the weekend could not have been any more perfect. The Junior River Cup is similar to the Ryder Cup, except it is Team Mississippi versus Team Louisiana. The past five years, Mississippi has brought home the trophy. However, Team Louisiana came to play.
Day one of the Junior River Cup consisted of two rounds, Fourball and Alternate shot. The results from the Fourball round was 10-0 and from Alternate Shot was 9-1, both for Louisiana. But things turned around for Team Mississippi on Day Two with the Singles Matches. Our own Katelynn Altese aced Hole #4 on Diamondhead's Cardinal Course! And several of the Mississippi players had success in their matches, such as Tate Dickerson (7 & 5), Jake Crosson (2 & 1), Walker Gibens (1 up), Will Marble (2 up), Presley Baggett (3 & 2), Jacob Germany (2 & 1), and Hayes Smith (All Square).
In the end, Team Louisiana came out victorious, beating Team Mississippi 32 1/2 to 7 1/2. But we could not more proud of our participants. We would like to thank Chris Altese and everyone at Diamondhead Country Club for hosting this event. We are looking forward to some great competition at next year's event over in Louisiana territory!
October 1, 2016- Randy Watkins' Jr Begins with Perfect Weather