2023 Low Country Regional at Fripp Island




2023 Low Country Regional
@ Fripp Island

Saturday & Sunday, June 24th & 25th

128-Player Maximum Field
$8,000 Prize Pool
Must be a paid member to play!


Ocean Creek Ocean Point
Ocean Creek Ocean Point


Course Information

Designed by PGA Champion Davis Love III and Paul Cowley, the course opened in 1995. Incorporating sweeping views of saltwater marshes, freshwater lagoons, lush vegetation, and four distinctive rolling dune ridges, this beautiful course is 6,392 total yards and a par 71.

Ocean Point Course
Designed by George Cobb, the famed golf course designer and consultant to Augusta National, this boldly renovated course takes advantage of the sweeping vistas, dramatic views, and the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Golf Digest gives the course a 4 STAR rating and it was a recipeient of the Golden Links Award by Corporate Meetings and Incentives Magazine.



Round One - Saturday @ Ocean Creek
Round Two - Sunday @ Ocean Point
8:30 AM Shotgun (both days)
Check-In closes at 8:00 AM both days
Carts and Range Balls included both days
Special 2023 Regional Series Tee Gift
Flighted Prize Pool
Full Points for the 1st three Regionals played in the 2023 Season
*Winner of each flight receives an automatic invitation to the
2023 Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship,
$650 Paid Entry National Championship Entry Fee + $100 Visa Gift Card
Awards Presentation immediately following the final round
*player must meet the minimum 4 rounds


Flight 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Champ $750 $350 $200 $100 --
A Flight $750 $350 $200 $150 $100
B Flight $750 $350 $200 $150 $100
C Flight $750 $350 $200 $200 $150
D Flight $750 $350 $200 $100 --


Tee Boxes & Practice Rounds

Tee Boxes for Ocean Creek
Champ/A/B Flights - Black Tees
C/D Flights - Gold Tees
Women - Red Tees
Tee Boxes for Ocean Point
Champ/A/B Flights - Black Tees
C/D Flights - Gold Tees
Women - Red Tees

Practice Rates for both Courses - "Tournament Week Only" can be booked 2 weeks prior to the Regional! 
$79 (morning) and $69 (afternoon)


Optional Cash Games

$20 per day for Champ/A/B Flight Skins and C/D Flight Skins
$10 per day for Super Skins (all flights combined)
*Both days must be paid when checking in on Saturday / no single day buy-in Please bring exact change ($60 if you are in both Skins/Super Skins)
Stand Up to Cancer 50/50 raffle $10 per ticket


Lodging Information

The following hotels are offering special rates during the tournament. Please support these businesses as they are supporting us! All special rates require guests to identify themselves as Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour participants!
Fripp Island Accommodations Block
Release date if not booked by March 24th(EXTENDED TO MARCH 31st)!
Price is for three nights Blocked for June 23rd-26th (can extend if available)
520 Sunsuite -- $769.54
532 Sunsuite -- $769.54
529 Sunsuite -- $769.54
502 Sunsuite -- $812.96
515 Sunsuite -- $749.69
519 Sunsuite -- $881.21
505 Sunsuite -- $772.01
521 Sunsuite -- $769.54
Off-Island Accommodation Recommendations
Beaufort Inn 843-379-4667
City Lofts 843-379-5638


Event Recap

Elliott Johnson, David Dodgen, Mark Klenck, Max Emerson and Mark Harris all win the Low Country Regional at Fripp Island!
Fripp Island Resort (Ocean Creek & Ocean Point) provided the backdrop for this year’s first ever Low Country Regional and the courses did not disappoint! Fierce competition within the 114-person tournament resulted in many flights battling until to the last few holes to determine winners. Thanks to all the staff at both courses for hosting our players from 25 different Local Tours and ensuring the courses were in absolutely perfect condition as they tested our golfers.

In the Championship Flight, two players from the Hilton Head/Savannah Tour led the field. Although Elliott Johnson started one shot behind Jeff Wong, Johnson’s one-under-par 71 was the best round of the day and resulted in his win (77-71-148). Jeff Wong finished two shots behind in solo second with rounds of 76-74-150. Rye Tifft (Upstate) followed in third at 77-76-153, Bryan Benton (Jacksonville) in fourth at 157, and Andres Lopez (Hilton Head/Savannah) finished fifth with 160.

In the A Flight, David Dodgen (Columbia) went wire-to-wire for the win with rounds of 78-79-157. Ryan Staples (Tidewater) was second at 162 followed by Scott Edwards (Hilton Head/Savannah) and Spencer Patterson (Charleston) with 164. John Dobbins (Hilton Head/Savannah) and Sean Kenneck (Charleston) both tied fifth at 165.

In the B Flight, Mark Klenck (South Florida) won by one shot with a two-day total of 167 for the victory. Thomas Edwards (Hilton Head/Savannah) was second at 168 followed by Gregory Purvis (Orlando) with 170. Paul Sherry and Boyd Laughlin (both from Hilton Head/Savannah) tied at 173.

In the C Flight, Max Emerson (Hilton Head/Savannah) won by three shots at 174. Terry Lawson (South Florida) and Ashley Schoen (Hilton Head/Savannah) tied second at 177 followed by David Deese (Charleston) in fourth with 178. Andy Parker (Central, NC) and Aaron Lorenz (Tidewater) finish tied fifth with 179.
In the D Flight Mark Harris (Tampa) was victorious with a two-day total of 187. Po Lehman (Tampa) was second at 192 followed by Chris Oliver (Augusta), Pic Jordan (Tampa) and Kent Barker (Charleston).


Regional Tour Director

Dennis McCormac - Hilton Head
Posted: 12/8/2022 2:01:26 PM