Arkansas Tech University men’s golf team member Jack Garrett has qualified to compete in one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the United States.
Garrett shot 74 on the Bear Den Course at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock on Thursday, June 7, to earn a berth in the 106th Southern Amateur Championship. The tournament will be played July 18-21 at Chenal Country Club.
Sixty-five players entered the qualifying event at Little Rock on Thursday, but only 11 of them earned a spot in next month’s championship. Other qualifying events are being played at locations around the southern United States this month.
Past winners of the Southern Amateur Championship include PGA Tour players Webb Simpson and Kyle Stanley.
The event’s list of winners also includes major champions such as Justin Leonard, Mark Brooks, Ben Crenshaw, Hubert Green, Lanny Wadkins, Bill Rogers, Bob Tway and the legendary Bobby Jones, who captured the Southern Amateur title in 1917, 1920 and 1922.
Earning a spot in the 106th Southern Amateur Championship is the latest achievement in what has been a successful year for Garrett.
The junior-to-be at Arkansas Tech was the 2011-12 Great American Conference player of the year with a 73.2 scoring average. Garrett finished tied for 12th at the 2012 NCAA Division II Midwest/South Central Men’s Golf Championship.
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