Golf championship headed to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – More than 3,000 amateur golfers from 48 states and 18 countries will gather in Myrtle Beach for the 27th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Aug. 30 – Sept. 3.

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the championship is a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament. Players are arranged into groups according to their handicap score and at the conclusion of the four rounds, group winners will advance to the 18-hole playoff on Friday, Sept. 3.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the world to the Myrtle Beach area for this amazing competition," Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the GOLF.com World amateur Handicap Championship said. "The entire Myrtle Beach area opens its arms for the players."

More than 55 Myrtle Beach area golf courses will be used in the championship and include all four Barefoot Resort courses, True Blue Golf Plantation, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach and all three courses at Myrtle Beach National.

The championship features six divisions, ranging from men and women age 49-years-old and under to those age 70-years-old and older.

Players with handicap scores as low as three and as high as 34 have won the championship. A woman has won the last three titles including 2009 winner Linda Fuller of Richmond, Texas.

For more information on the event, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit www.worldamgolf.com, or www.facebook.com/worldam.

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