The 54-hole, stroke play event, which will be catered to high-level amateurs, will have men’s and women’s divisions, with an emphasis on collegiate players and recent graduates looking to keep their game sharp. Men and women will each have an open division and a mid-am flight for players 25 and older.
All players must be at least 15 years old and have a handicap index of 5.0 or below. Entry into the tournament is $275 and the field will be capped at 120 players.
“We look forward to hosting the AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge, providing players an opportunity to test themselves against a highly competitive field on an outstanding golf course,” said Scott Tomasello, tournament director for Golf Tourism Solutions, the parent company of PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com. “Myrtle Beach, which enjoys nonstop flight service from more than 50 markets and is easily accessible as a drive destination, is the ideal home for the tournament and will certainly enhance the event’s appeal.”
A Pete and P.B. Dye design, Prestwick Country Club is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most underrated layouts. Prestwick plays 7,086 yards (74.6/140) from tips and was built to challenge elite players.
Prestwick is home to the railroad ties, pot bunker and rolling greens so often associated with the Dye name, and the layout will certainly identify the best player in the field.
“We’ve been helping Golf Tournament Solutions market the World Amateur for many years,” said AmateurGolf.com founder Pete Wlodkowski. “After helping them establish strong scratch divisions in that event, I’m excited to partner with them on an event solely focused on collegiate and mid-am players.”
The AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge is one of 11 events the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com tournament division runs, including the World Amateur Handicap Championship and the Veterans Golf Classic.
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