Alabama Men’s Golf continues to send participants to prestigious Golf tournaments around the country. Wilson Furr and Canon Claycomb have been busy so far during the month of July, with both seeing action at the Southern Amateur Championship.
Furr had a decent swing during the event, finishing with a 4-way tie at 13th with 9.8450 points.
The Southern Am took place between July 15-18 at the Maridoe Golf Club in Carrolton, TX. Furr had a decent swing during the event, finishing with a 4-way tie at 13th with 9.8450 points. While Claycomb didn’t have his best showing of the year, he managed to finish in the top 50%, finishing 46th out of 153. SMU’s Mac Meissner took home the championship trophy.
The pair will compete at the famed par 72, 7,567-yard Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., for the Western Am. The event will be held on July 27-Aug. 1 and 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 “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 are planned to be finished up 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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