2019 State Amateur Championship
Hattiesburg Country Club
June 20-23, 2019
Championship Week Schedule
June 19 - Practice Round and Registration (Please call Hattiesburg CC to reserve a practice round (601) 264-5076)
June 20 - Round 1
June 21 - Round 2
June 22 - Round 3 (field cut to low 60 and ties after 36 holes)
June 23 - Round 4, Awards Presentation Immediately Following Play
State Amateur Qualifier: $50 ($52 for credit or debit)
State Amateur Open Qualifier: $75 ($78 for credit or debit)
Exempt Players: $275 ($285 for credit or debit)
Advancing from a Qualifier: $250 ($259 for credit or debit)
Full Non-Exempt Entry Fee: $300 ($309 for credit of debit)
Exempt Players - Tuesday, May 28 at 12 pm, noon
Qualifiers - Tuesday, May 28 at 12pm, noon
Open Qualifier - Monday, June 17 at 12 pm, noon
Qualified Participants Balance - Monday, June 17 at 12 pm, noon
Format and Eligibility
The State Amateur Championship is scheduled for 72 holes of individual stroke play with a cut to the low 60 plus ties after 36 holes of play. Field size is limited to 120 players. Qualifiers will be held across the state including an Open Qualifier during the week of the Championship.
Each qualifier is scheduled for 18 holes of individual stroke play. The number of players to advance will be determined by the number of entries for each qualifier and the number available in the field after the exempt players have reserved their place. The same percentage from each qualifier will advance to the Championship proper. Participants may have a caddie during both the Amateur Championship and qualifying. A cart is reserved for the player only and is included in your entry fee.
Competitors are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club. Competitors must be bona fide residents of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the Championship. All must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.
The Mississippi Golf Association is pleased to partner with the Hilton Garden Inn - Hattiesburg to provide a block of rooms for participants. Please make use of this reduced rate at the local property.
Hilton Garden Inn
133 Plaza Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Group Rate: $109
Group Code: MSA
Please Reserve by: June 12
Please Call: 601-261-3770
Reserve Online, Click Here
Exemption for Sanderson Farms Championship
Introduced in 2017, the winner of the State Amateur Championship will secure a spot in the field of the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship. “This is an exciting development for our state’s amateurs to be able to compete for the chance of playing in a PGA TOUR event,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms.
“We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for the State Amateur champion to join the Sanderson Farms Championship field and support the Mississippi Golf Association at the same time,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “This will provide a new level of excitement for the State Am participants to know they have a shot at representing Mississippi while playing alongside the world’s best golfers.”
“Our membership believes it’s very important to promote golf in Mississippi, and one of the best ways to do that is give the top state amateurs the incentive to qualify for the premier golfing event in Mississippi, the Sanderson Farms Championship.” Margo Coleman, executive director of the Mississippi Golf Association, agreed. “We are thrilled to partner with the largest professional sporting event in Mississippi in order to promote the game of golf throughout our state,” she said.
State Amateur Champion, Wilson Furr, of Jackson won the 2018 State Amateur at The Preserve Golf Club. Furr was the second to earn this exemption into the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson, October 25-28. Furr won the State Amateur at 12-under total - Round 1 (68), Round 2 (69), Round 3 (66), Round 4 (69), the course was played as a par 71.
State Amateur Exemptions
State Amateur Past Champions
Previous year's Junior Player of the Year
Top 25 finishers in previous years Amateur
Top 5 in previous year's Senior Point Standings
Top 30 in previous years point standings
Top 5 finishers in previous year's Senior Amateur
Top 10 finishers in Mid Amateur (not other wise exempt)
Top 5 in previous year Junior Amateur
2019 Governor's Cup team members
Winning team of the Current Year State Four-Ball
Winning team of the Current Year Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball
State Amateur Trophies Awarded
Spec Wilson Memorial Trophy
The Spec Wilson Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Champion of the Mississippi State Amateur. To view past champions, click here.
Charles Green Team Trophy
The Charles Green Team Trophy is awarded to the member club whose members' combined lowest two 36 hole scores for the first two rounds. To view past champions, click here.
Mike Magee Memorial Medalist Trophy
The Mike Magee Medalist Trophy is awarded to the player with the lowest score in the first round of the state amateur championship. To view past champions, click here.
If a player withdraws prior to the entry deadline he will receive a full refund, minus a $25 administration fee deducted from the entry fee amount (not including processing fee). If a player withdraws after the entry deadline has passed, the player will not receive a refund.