The Senior Amateur Tour
The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is open to players of all skill levels. Members of the Tour must be of a minimum age of 50 on or before Oct 1, 2020. The Tour has four separate flights to keep competition fair. You may join anytime during the season for a membership fee which includes Tour merchandise and allows members to play in all local Tour events as well as any SAGT event nationally.
Nov. 6, 2019
New for 2020
Senior Amateur Regionals
Feb 21-23 Four Ball Championship, Myrtle Beach, SC
May 4-5 Senior Masters, Wallace, NC
July 14-15 Sandhills Regional, Pinehurst, NC
Aug 3-4 Senior Open, Charlotte, NC
Dec. 20, 2019
Be A Champion on the Senior Amateur Tour!
Flight leaders from each local tour will be invited to compete against the top tour members across the country at the 36-hole National Championship in Hilton Head, SC.
The 2020 Senior Amateur Tour Championship will be held Oct. 28-29 with a flighted skins game on October 27.
Nov. 13, 2019
Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary, the Golfweek Amateur Tour and Senior Amateur Tour are proud of our long-standing commitment to provide amateur golfers the chance to play like the pros in professionally run tournaments. We have always, and will always, focus on producing quality events where people can compete fairly, have fun, build relationships and play great courses across the country. Given the unprecedented times associated with the Coronavirus, we are constantly monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and staying up-to-date with the latest information. Our goal is to continue doing what we do for our members.
Our plan is to move forward with our 2020 schedule. Our intention is to deliver competitive tournaments on the best courses while experiencing the camaraderie of our Tours. Our philosophy is to provide you with the opportunity to play and we will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. We believe we can all work together to get through the short-term uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 by staying informed and using good common sense.
We are lucky. Golf is a non-contact sport. We play outside and not in large stadiums or enclosed arenas. We don’t have huge crowds of spectators following us each hole. We believe the best course of action is to let you decide how you would like to proceed. Please consider the advice of the experts and your personal health condition when determining whether or not to play in an event.
Here are some suggestions:
• If you may have been exposed or you don’t feel well, please stay home. Our Tour Directors will work with you to process a refund. Use the Contact Tour Director Tab to find the best way to reach a specific director.
• Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer when available and avoid touching your face.
• Skip the customary shaking of hands before and after the round (no one will be offended).
• Visit the CDC for current information.
Thank you for your support!
The Inaugural Senior Amateur Tour IceBreaker
Champ Flight: Overnight leader Brian Swenson who shot a 2 over par 74 on Day 1, unfortunately had to withdraw due to an illness. That opened the door for Steve French (CLT) to inherit the lead starting round 2. Steve entered day 2 with a 4-shot lead and never looked back. Steve's round of 74 over the final day was good enough for an 8-shot victory with a two day today of (75-74-149). Scott Patnode (CLT) came from way back with an impressive round of 75 to take 2nd place shooting (82-75-157). Steve Evans (CLT/HHI) takes 3rd with rounds of (80-80-160). Rounding out the top 4 was our Eastern NC Tour Director, Marty Martinez with rounds of (79-83-162)
In the A Flight, Eric Neidermeyer (Louisiana) was tied with Scott Ide (CLT) after matching 79's on day 1. Scott got off to a rough start and Eric capitalized to take home the victory. Eric's two-day total of (79-83-162) was good enough for a 3 shot victory. Jack Holland (CLT) finished second with (81-84-165), Ide (79-86-165) managed to take home third closing his second round with birdie, par, birdie, par to get back into 3rd place after dropping out of the money in the middle part of the round. Rounding out the top 4 was Charlotte Tour Director Phil VanGeersdaelen with rounds of (85-82-167).
In the B Flight, Boyd Laughlin (CLT/HHI) takes home a 1 shot victory shooting (81-85-165). Graham Tomlinson (Orlando) kept the pressure on Boyd the whole way and almost forced a playoff by shooting (86-80-166). Jerry Drewry (Nashville) takes home third with rounds of (83-86-169). Rounding out the top 4 was Louisiana our Director, Mark Toloso with rounds of (89-83-172).
In the C Flight, Thomas Grenell (Southeast VA), takes home a 3 shot victory after rounds of (88-95-183). Bernie McClellan (CLT/HHI finishes second with rounds of (89-97-186). Duane Wandel takes home third shooting (94-96-190) beating out Dallas Shackleford (Eastern, NC) (94-96-190) in the scorecard playoff by shooting a better back nine of 48 to Dallas' 52) Patrick Warren also shot a two-day total of (92-98-190) but lost on the first tiebreaker which was the final day score.
The 2019 Senior Amateur Tour Championship Final Results
Congratulations to the 2019 Golfweek Amateur Tour National Champions!
Left to Right: Mike Hymel, Louisiana- Championship Flight
Marty Martinez, Eastern North Carolina- A Flight
David Ohrn, Eastern North Carolina- B Flight
Paul Harris, Indiana-Western KY- C Flight
Mike Hymel wins the 2019 Senior Amateur Golf Tour Championship by firing a four under par final round of 68!
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Mike Hymel from the Louisiana tour wins his first ever Senior Amateur Tour Championship title by five shots over three other players. Mike Hymel shot 75-68-143 followed by Chad Frank (Orlando) 76-72-148, Don Duet (Louisiana) 72-76-148 and Terry Lanning (Hilton Head) 70-78-148. Rich Campbell (Columbus) and Rob Fulford (Charlotte) rounded out the top five spots at 149.
Over 325 players competed on four courses—two in Palmetto Dunes (Trent Jones and Arthur Hills), Dolphin Head CC & the Palmetto Halls Arthur Hills course—making this the largest Senior Tour Championship field ever.
In the A flight, Marty Martinez (Eastern NC) led by two strokes going into the second day’s round at Dolphin Head CC. After the first nine holes Ronnie Averett (Louisiana) had taken the lead by one shot. Martinez tied Averett with a birdie on the tenth and regained the lead after fourteen. On the seventeenth hole Martinez sealed the victory with birdie as he fired a one under par back nine for the victory. Marty Martinez’ winning scores were 72-75-147 followed by Jeff Carnacchi (Nashville) 76-76-152 and Ronnie Averett (Louisiana) 76-77-153. Robert Yurasovich was fourth at 154 followed by Eric Neidermeyer (Louisiana) and Oz Helgeland (North Central Florida)
David Ohrn of Eastern North Carolina fired a two day total of 76-81-157 to win the B Flight Championship by just one shot. Ray Rodriguez (Orlando) finished in second at 158. Houston Shaw (Central Carolina) Britt Theriot (Louisana) and Jim Flowers (Jacksonville) all tied at 161.
The C Flight Champion went to Paul Harris from the Indiana-Western KY tour with 85-85-170. Gary Burr (North Central Florida) and Chris Inglot (Chicago) tied second at 175. Dave Schrott (North Central Florida) was fourth at 177 and Robert Luter (Arkansas) and Mark Sikes (Charlotte) tied fifth with 178.
The Louisiana Tour took the Team Cup over defending champions Charlotte, NC by one stroke with a two day total of 1289 stokes. The Charlotte, NC Tour was second with 1290 shots followed by the Orlando, FL Tour (1319), the Central Carolina Tour (1320) and the Columbus, OH Tour (1338).