Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship in Hilton Head, SC Oct. 19th-21st!
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The 2011 Golfweek Amateur Tour Champions
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Island of Hilton Head will host the 54 hole Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship. The tournament is will be the largest competitive stroke play event ever held in Hilton Head, SC.
A field of approximately 700 golfers from across the country will converge on the island Oct. 19-21st for the Tour's National Finals. The championship will be contested on seven courses, including Sea Pines Plantation the Ocean Course, Hills and Jones courses in Palmetto Dunes Resort, as well as Robber’s Row, Oyster Reef, CC of Hilton Head and the Arthur Hills course in Palmetto Hall. The tour will bring the top players from over 42 regions representing 28 states. Over 650 tournaments were held nationwide for players to qualify to play in Hilton Head. Now the best from each flight will compete over 3 days to be crowned the Golfweek Amateur Tour Champion.
This marks the seventh straight year the Golfweek Amateur Tour has hosted its national championship on Hilton Head Island. Last year's event drew 605 golfers and encompassed seven courses. Click Here for full results. The overall champions were:
Championship Flight: Jim Aughtry Charlotte, NC
A Flight: Dan Barrows Tidewater, VA
B Flight: Daren Green Raleigh/Pinehurst, NC
C Flight: Matt Johnson Charlotte, NC
D Flight: Dustin Wheeler Asheville, NC
Team Championship: Tidewater (Going for the “Three Peat” in 2012)
"We expect another competitive tournament throughout all five flights. Guys are grinding through out the season to earn enough points to qualify for the National Championship," said tour president Dennis McCormac. "The players who came the first six years really enjoyed Hilton Head Island. In addition to world-class golf, it offers great beaches, restaurants and family activities."
The record number of participants will be gunning for a total purse of at least $17,000 in gift certificates in the 54-hole stroke play championship. In addition to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rounds, golfers have the opportunity to arrive early for practice rounds from Oct. 15-21st.
"This is a big event. Not just for our tour members, but also their families," McCormac said. "Guys are bringing their wives and children. It's evolved into a family event over the last decade, with the number of spectators increasing as well."
For information on the Golfweeks Amateur Golf Tour's 2012 National Championship, go to (www.amateurgolftour.net) or (golfweek.com)