Alabama Men’s Golf Duo Prepares for Busy Month of Prestigious Amateur Events


A pair of current Alabama men’s golfers are preparing for a busy next four weeks as they both will compete in three of the nation’s top amateur events. Senior Wilson Furr and sophomore Canon Claycomb have qualified for the 114th Southern Amateur Championship, which tees off Wednesday, the 118th Western Amateur and the 120th U.S. Amateur.

The Southern Am tees off July 15-18 on the par 72, 7,018-yard Maridoe Golf Club course in Carrollton, Texas. The field of 144 individuals from all over the country will compete in 72 holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 72 holes will be the champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play.

A week after the Southern Am concludes, both Furr and Claycomb will compete at the famed par 72, 7,567-yard Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., for the Western Am. The event, which will be held on July 27-Aug. 1, features a 156-man field consisting of the top amateur golfers from around the world. The players will compete in 72 holes of stroke play before the field is cut down to the “Sweet Sixteen” where the champion is decided in match play. In the 2018 event, former Alabama standout Davis Riley finished runner-up.

The summer tournaments will then finish in Brandon, Ore., for the U.S. Am on Aug. 10-16. This year’s historic tournament will be played on the par 72, 7,218-yard Brandon Dunes Golf Resort. The field of 195 golfers will be cut to the top 64 after 36 holes of strokes play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted in order to get to exactly 64 golfers. From there, match play over the final four days will determine this year’s champion in a 36-hole championship match.

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