2020 State Amateur Championship
Presented by A2Z Printing
Annandale Golf Club
June 25-28, 2020
Presenting Title Sponsor
The MGA is excited to announce that A2Z Printing will be the presenting title sponsor of the Mississippi Amateur Championship through 2022. The MGA is extremely thankful for A2Z Printing's support of the most prestigous amateur championship on our schedule and looks forward to working closely with them as we strive to administer and conduct the most professional and enjoyable championship events that we possibly can.
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
Practice Round - Practice Round fee will be $50 + tax payable directly to Annandale Golf Club. Practice Rounds are available from 8:00AM - 11:00PM and 1:00PM to Close on Wednesday, June 24th. Players will be allowed to play their practice round on Tuesday, June 23rd based on availability of club. Only one practice round will be available to each player.
All Players: $275 ($285 for credit or debit)
Exempt Players - Wednesday, June 3 at 12:00PM
Non-Exempt Players - Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00PM
* Please note that following the Exempt Player Deadline any Non-Exempt Players on the Waiting List will be used to fill those spots in the Championship.
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.
Exempt Player List
2020 State Amateur Player Exempt List
Please note all exempt players will have a spot held for them to register. The deadline for Exempt Player Entry is June 3, 2020 at which time those spots will be opened for entries.
Past Amateur Champions: Charles Rea, Ed Meeks, Mike Taylor, Joe Lupe Jr., Johnny Lang, David Allen, Lan Gooch, Ken Graeber, Watt Whatley, Benji Nelson, David Coleman, Gary Martin, Lane Pippin, Rett Crowder, Michael Stringer, Trey Denton, Fletcher Johnson, Steve Wilson, Nick Beale, Wilson Furr, Clay Homan, Ross Bell, Joe Deraney
2019 Top 25 & Ties: Joe Deraney, Brice Wilkinson, Wilson Furr, Charlie Miller, Hunter Logan, Trey Denton, Benjamin Nelson, Joel Myrick, Jackson Wedgeworth, Eddie Brescher, Jon Wilson, Jack Gnam, Griffin Agent, Drew Wilson, Austin Rose, Colby Easley, Wilson Baker, Brett Parker, Kevin Brady, Hunter Hammett, Jake Kight, Ben Snow, Michael Hodges, Stephen Yelverton, David Sellers, Cameron Mobley, Ed Wall, Hou Kuan Choi, Jake Bradley
2019 Player of the Year Top 30: Joe Deraney, Eddie Brescher, Trey Denton, Ed Wall, Jackson Wedgeworth, Charlie Miller, Steve Wilson, Josh Lampley, Brett Parker, Brice Wilkinson, Andy Olgetree, Neil Trimm, Scott Rhodes, Wilson Furr, Benjamin Nelson, Joel Myrick, Griffin Agent, Ben Snow, Brandon Laird, Hunter Hammett, Jon Wilson, Justin Elliott, Casey Ham, Hunter Logan, Tucker Jenkins, Cohen Trolio, Brad Thornton, Jack Gnam, Richard Reed, Brother Sandifer
2019 Top 5 Senior Am: Robert Sanford, Duke Simmons, Robert Smith, Stewart Horsley, Michael Hammett
2019 Top 5 Senior Player of the Year: David Sellers, Robert Sanford, David Allen, Duke Simmons, Michael Hammett
2019 Top 5 Junior Amateur: Cameron Guidry, Cohen Trolio, Kye Meeks, David Beard III, Eli Mitchell
2019 Junior Player of the Year: Cohen Trolio
2019 Senior Fourball Champions: Robert Sanford, David Allen
2019 Men's Fourball Champions: Brett Parker, Josh Lampley
Hampton Inn Jackson-Ridgeland (7.6 Miles from Annandale Golf Club)
600 Steed Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Please let everyone know that they can use the Group Code MSA while booking through our hotel website BY CLICKING HERE or calling our front desk at 769-300-5556
Standard Room Rate: $85
Suite Room Rate: $95
Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson Downtown Coliseum (18 Miles from Annandale Golf Club)
320 Greymont Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202
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.