Bobby Perkinson of Alcoa, Tenn. shot a gross 74 and a net 69 at TPC-Myrtle Beach during Friday’s World Championship playoff, besting 79 other golfers who won their flight. Bob Butler of North Atteboro, Mass., shot a gross 81 and a net 70 to finish second, one shot back. (Full Results)
A 4.4 handicap, Perkinson’s handicap is the lowest to win the event since Dennis Connors, a 3 handicap, won in 1995. Perkinson, who won flight 57 to advance to the World Championship Playoff, is 74 years old.
The weather for this year’s event was perfect, with morning temperatures in the 70s and nary a drop of rain to be found, and the scene at TPC was idyllic. The course, which hosted the 2000 Senior Tour Championship is the Myrtle Beach area’s only 5-star layout.
Bobby Wallace and Charles Rowan won the International Pairs event and along with a trip to Scotland next year.
The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event that is open
This year, nearly 3,100 players from 48 states and 18 countries competed in the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, the first as a title sponsor for the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GOLF GROUP. The SI GOLF GROUP is a unit within the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GROUP. It is the No. 1 media company in golf with a combined audience of 12.6 million avid golfers and fans. GOLF.COM is the digital engine of the group and is the most visited website in the sport.
Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament. Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff.
The World Am features six competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70 years-of-age and older. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.
The World Am web site offers a daily glimpse at the World Am with updated standings, news releases and photographs from the 27th annual tournament. For more information on the 2010 GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, visit WorldAmGolf.com.
Always scheduled the week before Labor Day, the 28th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will be held August 29 – September 2, 2011.