Besting a field of 98 flight winners, Rich Brennan from Maumee, Ohio shot a net 62 (gross 83), at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club during Friday’s World Championship Playoff to capture the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.
Sam Owenby from Conway, S.C., shot net 63 (gross 87) to finish second (Full Results).
Additionally Robert Whaley and Ron Arledge from Jacksonville, Fla., shot a team total of 139 to win the International Pairs event and earn the right to compete in Scotland next year in the IP World Finals.
The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event. This year, more than 3,300 players from 46 states and 27 countries vied for the honor of hoisting the victor’s trophy.
Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff.
The World Am features five competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70 years-of-age and older. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won.
The weather throughout the entire week was ideal. The Dye Club, which has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, was in pristine condition and provided an excellent test of golf for the finals.
“Our 30th annual World Am was a tremendous success,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather here on the Grand Strand and we want to congratulate Rich and our entire field for the wonderful week of competition and camaraderie.”
The 31th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will be held August 25 –29, 2013.
About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.
Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing.