2020 State Amateur Championship
Annandale Golf Club
June 25-28, 2020
Championship Week Schedule
June 24 - Practice Round and Registration (Please call Annandale Golf Club to reserve a practice round (601) 856-3882)
June 25 - Round 1
June 26 - Round 2
June 27 - Round 3 (field cut to low 60 and ties after 36 holes)
June 28 - Round 4, Awards Presentation Immediately Following Play
All Players: $275 ($285 for credit or debit)
All Players - Wednesday, June 10 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.
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.
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 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.