The Senior Amateur Tour
The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is open to players of all skill levels. Members of the Tour must of a minimum age of 50 during the calendar year of 2019. The Tour has four separate flights to keep competition fair. You may join anytime during the year 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. 19, 2018
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 2019 Senior Amateur Tour Championship will be held Oct. 23-24 with a flighted skins game on October 22.
Cost is $285
Nov. 19, 2018
The 2019 Senior Amateur Tour Championship will be held Oct. 23-24 with a flighted skins game on October 22. Cost is $285
Registration will open mid August
|Champ Flight||Arthur Hills (PD)||White 6200||Dolphin Head||White (6200)|
|A Flight||Arthur Hills (PD)||White 6200||Dolphin Head||White (6200)|
|B Flight||Arthur Hills (P Hall)||White 6000||Robert Trent Jones||White 6000|
|C Flight||Dolphin Head||White 6000||Arthur Hills (PD)||White 6000|
Rob Fulford, David Wardrop, Dick Kuehl, David Cline all win at the 2019 Senior Open @ Lake Norman, NC
The inaugural regional event was hosted by The Peninsula Club and Northstone Country Club and had players from 5 different tours competing over the 2 days.
In the Championship Flight, Rob Fulford (Charlotte Tour) came into day 2 with a 6-shot deficit to make up, but a 4 under par round of 68 will turn the tables and provide Rob a 1 stroke victory by shooting 77-68-145. Brian Swenson (Charlotte Tour) Was tied going to the 18th hole, but an unfortunate bogie caused him to settle for 2nd with scores of 73-73-146. Scott Patnode (Charlotte Tour) takes home 3rd with scores of 72-75-147. Craig Sturdivant (Central Carolina Tour) take home 4th shooting 76-72-148, 5th place went to Mark Hodges (Charlotte Tour) who takes home 5th with scores of 75-75-150.
In the A Flight, David Wardrop (Charlotte Tour) continues his winning ways and consistent play on his home course. David came back from 4 shots down to shoot 77-78-155 to end up winning by 3. Billy Poteat (Charlotte Tour) shot 80-78 to take home second after a playoff with Tim Woodward (Charlotte Tour) who shot 73-85 which was good enough for third. Jim Goulding (Charlotte Tour), claims 4th with scores of 83-77-160. Our Eastern NC tour director Marty Martinez takes home 5th with scores of 81-80-161.
In the B Flight, it was another comeback win, Dick Kuehl (Central Carolina) who came into the day with a 2-shot deficit and held on as late charges came from several players to claim the victory. Dick's scores of 78-84-162 was 1 better than Jack Beach (Charlotte Tour) 83-80-163 and Ray Schilling (Charlotte Tour) 81-82-163. 4th place went to Huston Shaw (Central Carolina) with scores of 84-80-164. Rob Geilhausen (Charlotte Tour) takes home 5th place with scores of (91-74-165). Russell McDonald takes 6th place with scores of (82-83-165). 7th place went to Kelly Straub shooting rounds of 88-78-166
In the C Flight, David Cline (Charlotte Tour) wins by 5 with a scores of 79-88-167. David's low round on Day 1 proved to be the winning factor as his closest rivals just could not make up the ground on Day 2. Mark Sikes (Charlotte Tour) claims second with rounds of 85-87-172, Third place goes to William Levier from the Eastern, NC tour with scores of 90-84-174. Jimmy Sullivan (Charlotte Tour) claims 4th with scores of 84-90-174. 5th place goes to Randall Garver (Charlotte Tour) with scores of 87-90-177, Shane Grainger (Myrtle Beach-Wilmington) takes 6th place with scores of 86-91-177 and 7th place goes to Chuck Snider (Charlotte Tour) with scores of 90-88-188.
The 2018 Senior Amateur Tour Championship Final Results
Chris Hill wins the 2018 Senior Amateur Golf Tour Championship by making birdies on his final two holes!
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Chris Hill from the Kentucky Tour wins his first ever Senior Amateur Tour Championship title over Rich Campbell of Columbus and Ben Hargis from Louisiana by one shot on the last hole. Chris Hill shot a 2 under par round of 70 and Rich Campbell fired a four under round of 68. Chris Hillshot 75-70-145 for the victory and Rich Campbell carded 78-68-146.
Over 250 players competed on four courses, two in Palmetto Dunes (Trent Jones and Arthur Hills), Dolphin Head CC & the Palmetto Halls Robert Cupp course.
The second day’s action for Championship flight took place in Palmetto Dunes on the Robert Trent Jones course. Hill was one shot back and birdied 17 and 18 while Campbell had his own birdie run going and finished by lipping out a four footer to go into a sudden death playoff with Hill.
Ben Hargis from Louisiana finished with 73-73-146, Chad Frank (Orlando Tour) carded 73-75-148 and Jerry Sennett (Charlotte Tour) rounded out the top five at 78-72-150.
In the A flight, Roy Patterson (Southeast, VA Tour) was tied for the lead after day one over 3 other players. Patterson played solid on day two and never gave anyone a chance to catch him. Patterson wins his first National Championship with a 74-72-146 for the four shot victory. Rick Collier (Dallas-Ft. Worth Tour) finished solo second with 74-76-150 and Bill Rambo(Orlando Tour) 79-75-154 was third, Dwight Seals (Indiana-Western, KY Tour) and Wiley Conn (Louisiana Tour) both finished at 155.
Bob Geilhausen of the Central Carolina Tour fired a two day total of 81-82-163 to win the B Flight Championship by just one shot. Rick Wiggington (Indiana-Western, KY Tour) finished in second at 164. Tom Linsenmeyer (Chicago) and Ron Gburek (Charlotte Tour) and Greg Ikerd (Louisiana Tour) all tied at 166.
The C Flight Championship went to Ted Turner of the Augusta Tour at 163. Gator Gatrell (Orlando) was solo second at 168 and Robert Luter (Arkansas Tour) finished third at 170. Mark Sikes (Charlotte Tour) and Billy Davis (Orlando Tour) tied 4th at 176.
In the Team Cup, the Charlotte Tour came from 18 shots back to take home the cup with a stroke total of 1289. In second place was the day one team leader, the Louisiana Tour. Louisiana finished at 1294 followed by Orlando at 1303, Central Carolina at 1304 and Southeast, VA rounded out the top five at 1356.
Special thanks go out to Palmetto Dunes, the host resort and the staff at the Trent Jones, Fazio and Arthur Hills courses.